Education

13 Quotes from John Dewey You Can Probably Agree With

13 Quotes from John Dewey You Can Probably Agree With

From the progressive educational reformer.  

Ben Franklin never forgot this conversation with his father...

Ben Franklin never forgot this conversation with his father...

The story according to Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Uh Oh: U.S. Student Test Scores Drop

Uh Oh: U.S. Student Test Scores Drop

"For the first time in 25 years, U.S. student scores on the national standardized test have dropped."

Yes, We Need Standardized Tests

Yes, We Need Standardized Tests

The education system should be held accountable if it wants taxpayers' money. 

Really, Mr. President?

Really, Mr. President?

When only 22% of Black students are reading at grade level, you shouldn’t be sending congratulations.

9 Timeless Quotes from Dostoevsky

9 Timeless Quotes from Dostoevsky

From the famous 19th-century Russian author. 

This 1848 Essay Perfectly Portrays the 2016 Election

This 1848 Essay Perfectly Portrays the 2016 Election

If we want sanity restored to U.S. elections, then perhaps we would be wise to follow this advice.

Coming Clean: My 5 Suggestions for Improving the Education System
A 4-Day School Week? Research Shows Possible Benefits.

A 4-Day School Week? Research Shows Possible Benefits.

Maybe we should explore this idea further...

The Sad Disappearance of the Lecture

The Sad Disappearance of the Lecture

The lecture format is being abandoned by many college professors.

Nazi Germany Was Highly Educated

Nazi Germany Was Highly Educated

Improving formal schooling itself is no guarantee of an enlightened society.

Boomers: You Made Us

Boomers: You Made Us

Rather than constantly ripping their children, perhaps it’s time for Boomers to make up for what didn’t happen long ago. 

America’s Dwindling Number of Gifted and Talented Students

America’s Dwindling Number of Gifted and Talented Students

Have you ever felt that your child has the potential to excel, but that his school is keeping him average?

Parents Might Be the Biggest Obstacle to Improving Education

Parents Might Be the Biggest Obstacle to Improving Education

What recent Gallup polls tell us.

Turns Out That Students Like Real Books, Not Electronic Ones

Turns Out That Students Like Real Books, Not Electronic Ones

Interestingly, real books actually help children learn better as well.

Minneapolis' Failure to Educate

Minneapolis' Failure to Educate

The numbers show the need for systemic change.

Podcast: Teaching Character in School

Podcast: Teaching Character in School

A group of educators discuss what it means and how to do it.

Top Schools Think 7th and 8th Graders Should Be Able to Read These Books

Top Schools Think 7th and 8th Graders Should Be Able to Read These Books

Are these indeed more rigorous than the books you or your child read in middle school?

Want to Attract the Hispanic Vote? Check out this Survey.

Want to Attract the Hispanic Vote? Check out this Survey.

Like it or not, election season seems to be in full swing… a year ahead of time.

Reason #1,057 to Homeschool – Institutional Schools Are Boring

Reason #1,057 to Homeschool – Institutional Schools Are Boring

Would we see more of today’s school children thriving if they were learning in a more natural, individualized environment than the traditional school system can offer?

The Great TV Alternative

The Great TV Alternative

Many parents have this problem. They know that an excessive amount of electronics is unhealthy for a child, but they fall back on them as a babysitter because they simply don’t have the time or hands to continually watch and train their child.

Is Homeschooling Only for the Elite?

Is Homeschooling Only for the Elite?

Homeschooling is being used by parents as a means to create elite kids.

Don’t Just Read TO Your Kids; Read WITH Them

Don’t Just Read TO Your Kids; Read WITH Them

Unfortunately, many parents quickly give up on reading to their children.

Shouldn't Black Lives Matter Express More Outrage About This?

Shouldn't Black Lives Matter Express More Outrage About This?

By all accounts, the education system has failed the black community.

We Need More Gentlemen Today

We Need More Gentlemen Today

Take a look at Newman's famous description of one.

Why It's Time for a Different Teachers' Union

Why It's Time for a Different Teachers' Union

The current model began with the industrial “labor and management are adversaries” model.

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