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The Literary Drover No. 35

Without looking up the answers and taking the test only once, how many can you answer correctly:



Instead of teaching students to be better at math, South Africa has dropped its passing mark

South Africa’s Department of Basic Education has lowered the pass rate for mathematics to just 20% in an effort to keep children moving through the country’s struggling school system. 417 more words

Open Letter to Rep. Jason Saine -You're a State Representative; Fight For All Public Schools, Not A New Charter School

Dear Rep. Saine,

When you as a lawmaker were elected to office in North Carolina, you took a vow to uphold the state constitution no matter what area you represented. 1,158 more words

Public Education

Blind Faith

As I review recent presidential campaign coverage of “people on the street” interviews, I am struck by the similarity in the fervent supporters of both Mr. 825 more words

Informed Electorate

UNESCO's Guide for Teachers on the Prevention of Violent Extremism

By David J. Smith, December 8, 2016

In May UNESCO developed a guide for teachers in confronting violent extremism with their students.  It provides practical tips for educators. 8 more words

Public Education

The Cycle that Keeps Many Teachers Stuck

The career of teaching is unique in that it is one of the only jobs of which I know that allows you to complete a  full cycle, experience a period of rest and practically complete separation from the job, and then the start of a brand new cycle each year. 1,480 more words

Teachers In Distress