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  • Mueller team proves people can be incapable of learning. (vanity)

    12/04/2018 10:57:40 AM PST · by Baynative · 14 replies
    Common Sense ^ | 12/4/18 | Baynative
    Like millions of Americans, I am following the Mueller witch hunt with a lot of interest and a lot of disgust. The destruction of our justice system going unchallenged by 95% of our congress and legal scholars is angering many of us. But the fact that none of these people being set up and charged need to relinquish their rights is a particularly astonishing thing to see.
  • Women Called to Ministry: An Interview with Kristen Padilla

    11/18/2018 4:49:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Bible Gateway Blog ^ | November 13, 2018 | Jonathan Petersen
    What does it mean to be called to ministry? What does the Bible say about men and women in ministry? Who are the examples in the Bible of being called to ministry? What are the practical tools to help you pursue God’s call for your life? Bible Gateway interviewed Kristen Padilla (@kristenpadilla) about her book, Now That I’m Called: A Guide for Women Discerning a Call to Ministry (Zondervan, 2018).What does the Bible say about ministerial calling?Kristen Padilla: Scripture is not a ministerial calling textbook. However, we can extrapolate from Scripture a loose definition of a ministerial calling. Humans were...
  • 9 Years Into Common Core, Test Scores Are Down, Indoctrination Up

    11/05/2018 9:48:08 AM PST · by fwdude · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 5, 2018 | Joy Pullmann
    Common Core sucked all the energy, money, and motivation right out of desperately needed potential reforms to U.S. public schools for a decade, and for nothing. Its been about nine years since the Obama administration lured states into adopting Common Core sight unseen, with promises it would improve student achievement. Like President Obamas other big promises If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor this ones been proven a scam. If you set and enforce rigorous and challenging standards and assessments; if you put outstanding teachers at the front of the classroom; if you turn around...
  • 190 Universities just launched 600 Free Online Courses. Heres the full list.

    10/17/2018 3:12:52 PM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    medium.freecodecamp.org ^ | 10/17/2018 | Dhawal Shah
    If you haven’t heard, universities around the world offering their courses online for free (or at least partially free). These courses are collectively called MOOCS or Massive Open Online Courses. In the past seven years or so, over 800 universities have created around 10,000 of these MOOCs. And I’ve been keeping track of these MOOCs the entire time over at Class Central, ever since they rose to prominence. In the past four months alone, 190 universities have announced 600 such free online courses. I’ve compiled this list below and categorized the courses into the following subjects: Computer Science, Mathematics, Programming,...
  • Many NYC students are bombing the writing portion of state exam

    10/07/2018 3:21:24 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 6, 2018 | Susan Edelman
    An alarming number of NYC students have scored three or more zeroes for their writing answers on the statewide English exams, a new study reveals.On the English Language Arts exams between 2013 and 2016, in addition to multiple-choice questions, students had to read nine or 10 short stories or texts, then write responses aimed at showing their ability to think critically and cite evidence to support their answers.
  • French Class As the Perfect Way to Teach Everything

    09/27/2018 6:36:00 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sept 10, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    There is one constant throughout the past 100 years. Professors of education came up with ever more exotic schemes and nomenclatures for how education should be organized, even as these schemes confused students and destroyed achievement. Each scheme had a catchy name (Open Classroom, Life Adjustment, Multiculturalism, Constructivism, Common Core) and a phalanx of resistance-is-futile jargon. Somehow the proposals didnt translate into gains. One might cynically conclude that the jargon was a goal in itself (to get a grant, to build a career, to impress ordinary citizens). You may even suspect that the larger purpose of all these schemes is...
  • Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'

    09/22/2018 5:33:02 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 September 2018 , 8:34am | Mark Molloy
    Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe. Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a persons brain and teach them new skills in a shorter amount of time, comparing it to life imitating art. They believe it could be the first steps in developing advanced software that will make Matrix-style instant learning a reality. In the neo-noir sci-fi classic, protagonist Neo is able to learn kung fu in seconds after the martial art is uploaded straight to...
  • Paraprosdokians

    08/30/2018 5:00:29 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 12 replies
    email from a friend | 8/30/2018 | unknown
    Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected and is frequently humorous. (Winston Churchill loved them). 1. Where there's a will, I want to be in it. 2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you but it's still on my list 3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak 4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong. 5. We never really grow up -- we only learn how to act in public. 6. War does...
  • Allow your Children to Play and Grow

    08/23/2018 7:23:35 PM PDT · by vannrox · 8 replies
    metallicman ^ | 20AUG18 | Editorial staff
    ...snip... When I grew up, all my male classmates were out shooting guns when they were seven. My father, of an urban liberal persuasion, wouldnt let me near a firearm until I was 17. Still, I strongly believe that one of the most important skills a parent can teach their children is self defense. Dogs do it. Cats do it, tigers do it. Only domesticated animals like cows, sheep, chickens, turkeys, and domesticated pigs dont. (I guess that is why we farm them for food. They dont fight back.) Yes. Humans tend NOT to EAT animals that fight back. I...
  • Notre Dame professor: Higher education is 'drowning in BS'

    01/16/2018 7:50:48 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 16, 2018, 1:48 PM | Kate Hardiman
    I have had enough bullshit, wrote Notre Dame sociology professor Christian Smith in a recent piece about the systemic problems of American Higher Education. The manure has piled up so deep in the hallways, classrooms, and administration buildings of American higher education that I am not sure how much longer I can wade through it and retain my sanity and integrity. This forward, in-your-face commentary on the state of todays higher education caught the attention of many in the realm of the Ivory bell tower, but should also serve as a wake-up call to those who dont follow higher ed...
  • K-12: Killing Democracy

    01/03/2018 3:07:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 3, 2017 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Rudolf Flesch, in his 1955 book, noted that "things have changed in the last 10, 20 years. For the first time in history, American parents see their children getting less education than they got themselves. Their sons and daughters come home from school and they can't read the newspaper; they can't spell simple words like February or Wednesday; they don't know the difference between Austria and Australia. The fathers and mothers don't know the reason for this, but they know that something terrible has happened to their most precious dreams and aspirations[.]" Isn't it beautiful the way Flesch perceives...
  • Camille Paglia: Public Schools Creating Students Who Know Nothing

    10/25/2017 11:04:11 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/23/2017 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Outspoken feminist Camille Paglia says the current generation of hyper-sensitive, safety-seeking college students was gradually created by the downward spiral of public education that has left them ignorant of history and geography and focused, instead, on viewing America as an evil nation. (snip) Paglia said: What has happened is these young people now getting to college have no sense of history of any kind. No sense of history. No world geography. No sense of the violence and the barbarities of history. So, they think that the whole world has always been like this, a kind of nice, comfortable world where...
  • US military reveals a bizarre device that increases learning by 40%

    10/24/2017 5:55:23 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 64 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Shivali Best
    Full Title: The headband that makes you smarter: US military reveals a bizarre device that increases learning by 40% - and it could be commonly used by 2022 The idea of a headband you can wear to make you smarter may sound like a device from the latest science fiction blockbuster. But experts have revealed such a device in reality and claim it could increase learning by 40 per cent. And it may not be long before you can get your hands on one, with the designers predicting its use will be common in just five to ten years....
  • Learning is a ubiquitous, mysterious phenomenon

    09/06/2017 4:23:06 PM PDT · by ETL · 25 replies
    Science News - Vol. 192 No. 4, Sept 16, 2017, p. 2 ^ | September 16, 2017 | Elizabeth Quill
    Ill admit it. Im addicted to learning. Theres nothing quite like the thrill that comes with finding out something new.Its no surprise I ended up this way. My parents were public school teachers. They instilled in me the belief that education not only opens up new opportunities but also is enjoyable in itself. My parents regularly took my siblings and me to museums, encouraged us to read widely and entertained our incessant whys? and hows? And though neither of my parents taught science, I remember studying constellations at night and experimenting with chemistry at the dining table. (My parents passed...
  • The next generation of California public school students will skip the 'mission project'

    08/30/2017 8:48:39 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 18 replies
    SF Gate ^ | August 30, 2017 | Amy Graff
    The fourth-grade tradition of building a California mission out of Popsicle sticks and sugar cubes is being pushed aside by the state as history lessons change to reflect all cultures and more accurately depict the past. A new framework for the curriculum at K-12 public schools means less research into the floor plans of the mission at say San Juan Capistrano, and more time looking at what life was like for both the missionaries and the native people of California.
  • Vanity: Freeper ideas on decorating kids rooms for patriotic/religious/educational

    08/15/2017 10:25:43 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 18 replies
    15 AUG 17 | dcbryan1
    Wife unit and I just completed painting our childrens rooms. Theme should be between K-3 , boy and girl. What posters/themes centered on education and religion would you put in their room? Below is a small list I have brainstormed, and I am interested in things that just ARENT taught as much anymore or not emphasized enough. When I was growing up my room was filled with posters to keep my mind going......most were hand made by mom. I'm sure there are nice ones that homeschoolers and teachers use that maybe I'm not thinking of. Thanks! FReegards!
  • K-12: Sight-Words are Hoax Words --BACK-TO-SCHOOL ALERT

    08/03/2017 1:41:47 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 18, 2017 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Hundreds of websites broadcast the same misguided message: children must memorize Sight-Words. This message is false. Probably the most aggressive falsehood is that such memorization is easy to do. One popular site proclaims this malarkey: Because many Sight-Words are phonetically irregular, tend to be abstract, have limited visual correspondence, or even easily understood definitions, students must memorize them to read quickly and fluently. Note the casual tone: Students must memorize them. The school certainly wouldnt ask children to do something difficult or impossible, would it? Yes, it would! And therein lies the essence of the hoax. In the context of...
  • High School Summer Reading List Canceled Over Conservative Authors

    06/23/2017 3:49:19 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 20 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6.22.2017 | Trey Sanchez
    A teacher at a public high school in Alabama sent his students home with a summer reading list chock full of conservative authors from which to choose, including Ann Coulter, Ronald Reagan, Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, and libertarian John Stossel. But parents became concerned that it leaned too far right and so now, the kids dont have to read anything over the summer.
  • Unsayable Truths about a Failing High School

    05/23/2017 10:42:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | May 23, 2017 | Kay Hymowitz
    Earlier in the month, my high-school alma mater in the prosperous Montgomery County suburbs of Philadelphia went viral. A video of a student brawl injuring four security officers and eight teachers appeared on YouTube, bolstering long-whispered rumors of the districts decline. Four students were taken into custody; one of them, 18 and charged as an adult for four counts of aggravated assault, is still in jail as I write. All four of the students were black females.
  • Why getting rid of grades would help rich students and hurt poor ones

    05/13/2017 3:48:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Catherine Rampell
    Think grade inflation has made grades less meaningful? A consortium of 100 elite prep schools agrees. But rather than impose stricter grading curves, these schools plan to eliminate grades altogether. People are nonstandard, says D. Scott Looney, head of Clevelands Hawken School and founder and board chair of the new Mastery Transcript Consortium. They grow and evolve in the world in nonstandard ways. Distilling that down to a simple common number like a GPA shaves off a lot of humanity in that journey. These are not artsy-fartsy alternative schools; the consortium includes some of the most famous pressure-cooker private institutions...