It has been many years since I watched my little 2nd grade daughter stand across the street , tears falling down her cheeks, holding her tummy as she lined up to go into Irving School. 1,390 more words
Tags » US Education System
There is a conviction, among some educators, that schools are too preoccupied with academic subjects. Hardly their fault ,of course, given that what is taught , in the classroom, is driven by the respective prescribed curriculum and assessment regimes. 603 more words
Well, this movie is depressing.
Detachment, starring Adrien Brody as a substitute teacher who tries to avoid close human relationships and has pretty much shunned having feelings at all, takes a month-long position at a troubled school, where the staff and students are burned out. 445 more words
Current annual statistics in one glance. This is where priorities lie in the United States. In large part, due to the Prison Industrial Complex. The greed of corporations to make money off of the social and economic inequity of caging people in droves for non-violent offenses. 107 more words
Percents, Percentile, Success
Look, I’m not going to insult the entire US education system. People already do that. Also, we have an upward trend versus many other countries. 298 more words
What competencies must students master to succeed in 21st Century jobs and life?
An American perspective on ‘Deeper Learning’
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation explains, “Deeper Learning is an umbrella term for the skills and knowledge that students must possess to succeed in 21st century jobs and civic life. 324 more words
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MARCH 24, 2014
An article posted on Politico today adds new evidence of the damage being done to K-12 education under the guise of “school choice,” and how much many of us are paying to place some of our own core values under attack: about $1 billion across 14 states with school voucher programs.