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A Bullet for the Teacher

Summary: Commentary explores the disconnect between recent educational reforms and Americans’ beliefs about teachers and teaching.

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Rather than reward intelligence, innovation, or compassion, American educational policies tend to valorize compliance and the attainment of ever-higher test scores.  

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Creating Inclusive Environment

“[T]he dual language program has boosted involvement by Latino parents, which has long concerned school officials here. It has also created more opportunities for cross-cultural appreciation and made Spanish a language that is an important part of the school, not something to try to ignore, she says.” 13 more words


The Real Truth About the American Education System

I watched a brief video recently pitched as “the truth” about the American education system. The implication is we live in a “sick” society because there isn’t enough emphasis on education. 935 more words


Should I Attend a Community College?

Every year thousands of students are lured by the siren’s call of community colleges: easy admissions, lower tuition, and guaranteed admission into a state university.  But do community colleges really deliver all that the admissions representatives promise? 767 more words