The present purpose of education is not focused on the individual student, but on the needs of the college/corporate industries, who want workers to build the American marketplace. The end does not justify the means.
In my own field, education, the "gap" between white students and African American and Hispanic children is always decried but never solved. It has remained about the same since 1980. Could we solve it?
The ongoing online debates about American public education have attracted all manner of commentator, from passionate defenders of traditional public education to dedicated reformsters. And, of course, teacher-bashing trolls.
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It is time for education to include the skills which for too long have been left to random chance. The potential of heart intelligence deserves our attention and integration into our ideas about what is education.
As my partner and I are both attorneys who work on and in support of public education, private school was not an option for us, so we decided to look for homes further out but with highly rated public schools. At the risk of sounding naïve, I was wholly unprepared for the reality that came with prioritizing high-quality public schools in my home search.
There should have been a conversation about what it means to educate all parts of a child, from the head to the heart, to the physical body. What can we do to start helping all children to develop ALL parts of themselves?
The recent article on Strategic Philanthropy for A Complex World explored the idea of an "emergent approach to philanthropy." It evoked several thoug...
"Our thinking here is aligned with support for scale, rapid prototyping and agility."
genius marketing idea solution to educational inequality is to take human bias out of the equation and replace it with the hidden human bias encased in testing.
"Some developers and publishers recognize the huge opportunity and necessity to address girls, especially with STEM games. Our only barriers are leg...
Anyone who calls themselves a leader in the debate about the future of American public education should adhere to one simple rule: don't say anything in the public square you wouldn't be able to say on an elementary school playground.
Ahead of Greece, behind Canada -- and in a quandary. That sums up the United States' position in public education on the world stage.
In concept, evaluating teachers makes perfect sense. In what private company are employees not evaluated and held accountable for their contribution to their company's bottom line? In practice, evaluating teachers is not so easy.
As for the skills that the Chinese higher education system is looking for, that is a topic that is currently under public discourse due to recent policy changes.
A multiple-choice test only asks students to find the right answer; college asks students to defend the best answer; and a career asks professionals to synthesize best solutions.