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My Son With Special Needs Taught Me More About Education Than I Learned in 7 Years as a Teacher

Megan Davies Mennes | Posted 02.28.2014 | Parents
Megan Davies Mennes

I can't single-handedly change education in this country, but I can teach my students to think for themselves, embrace their diverse skills, and encourage them to value learning simply for the sake of knowledge, not as some precursor to vocational wealth.

Five Reasons Why Your Child Won't Be a Scientist (and What You Can Do About It)

Christopher Emdin | Posted 01.15.2012 | Education
Christopher Emdin

Unfortunately in too many cases, children who are "doing well" in science are memorizing, not thinking critically, and end up being successful with grades, but unprepared for college level science.

We Have a Parenting Problem, Not a Poverty Problem

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

It's unlikely we're ever going to narrow the achievement gap between rich and poor unless we narrow the "good parenting gap" between rich and poor families. Yes, I know I'm going to catch a lot of grief for saying that.