College assignments are meant to gauge learning. Making classes ‘virtual’ decreases the likelihood that learning will actually occur.
Using claims of discrimination as a wedge in the door for government bureaucrats would end religious education and the religious rights of parents to educate their children according to the dictates of their faith.
The current situation is far from ideal, but some influential people are now sensing a great opportunity to make online learning the norm. They shouldn’t.
Now is as good a time as any to remind educators you cannot replace the dynamism of a real classroom with Google Classroom.
Elizabeth Warren said she was fired as a teacher when she became pregnant. Records show the school board gave her another contract and she resigned.
The progress of Western civilization is a direct result of its openness to self-criticism and its confidence that our aspirational principles are right and just.
Professor Richard Vedder’s book, ‘Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America,’ offers some valuable critiques of the failures of higher education, although the book’s perspective is at times narrow.
All this I might well expect from a pundit or a columnist in a college newspaper. But it’s a particular disappointment for this to have been authored by a professor of history.
Teachers should not be faulted for their efforts, but there are significant reasons to ensure the line between teacher and parent remains distinct.
Money is not at the root of America’s education problem. The true root of the issue lies with the human participants.
Teaching the value of free thought matters now more than ever. Unfortunately, most American public schools take the opposite approach.
Parent emails, difficult administration, limited pay raise potential, the looming threat of strikes — why would one choose to enter such a field?
An Indiana orchestra teacher says public school administrators gave him three options at the end of this school year: refer to students as the opposite sex, resign, or be fired.
National School Choice Week provides the perfect chance for Americans to ‘pay it forward’ by supporting the gift of a quality education for all American children.
A recent critique of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by novelist Alice Randall has converted me into a full-throttled defender of Harper Lee’s coming of age tale.
Ultimately, extended exercises in ‘math understanding’ simply become new procedures, which small children attempt to memorize because that is what many small children do.
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