We are no longer an agrarian society, therefore, the school day and school year must be longer. The responsibility for public education which was ceded to the states must be centralized with regard to uniformity of curriculum. In the future, we need a national core curriculum.
He had been to Honduras six years earlier to work with OYE, and he knew what to expect -- perpetual heat, 24/7 sweatiness, and inevitable sunburn. Lakin was unsurprised that so little had changed since his last visit.
However, now that March has come and gone, I recognize another link between The Hunger Games and those 31 violent days: March is the month during which most states put their students to the slaughter, more commonly known as standardized testing.
The era of America's unchallenged world dominance as a scientific superpower is coming to an end. In an era of ever-increasing globalization, what it takes to become and remain a science superpower has fundamentally changed.
Black colleges need Black churches. Through support of Black colleges, Black churches can make change at a much larger level. They can assist with the education of African Americans committed to social justice and positive change throughout the world.
No matter what the activity, the social aspects of Jewish camp all play out in a constant Jewish milieu. The benefits of those summer experiences are reaped over the course of a lifetime for the Jewish individual, and in turn for the Jewish community as well.
In school reform, we dramatically overvalue the importance of academic learning, and assume that merely focusing on better curricula and clearer standards will carry the day. Yet the research suggests otherwise.
It is up to each of us to raise awareness of the fact that almost 25 percent of our children live in poverty and each of us must hold our leaders accountable to ensuring a fair start for every kid in America.
All of us want to put America back on a sustainable fiscal path, but to do so everyone must be asked to pitch in. The Republican budget, however, places the entire burden of deficit reduction on the middle class, seniors, and the most vulnerable.
A visit to Washington, DC in the spring is always exciting, but this season the 'wow" factor in the nation's capital goes up a notch with the 100th Celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade on Saturday, April 14.
In confronting any other national security threat, the U.S. wouldn't trust unreliable and unproven solutions. Why, then, do some in the education sector insist we gamble on the privatization of our public schools?