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  • We Teach Nothing, We Know Nothing—and That Could Cost the United States Everything

    10/15/2019 2:22:12 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 14 Oct 2019 | Bryan Preston
    A couple of years ago, a retired teacher who stays in close touch with history teachers across Texas told me something disturbing. Like most states, Texas has standardized testing. Unlike most states, Texas requires public school students to study Texas history in the 4th and 7th grades. Texas history is red in tooth and claw and full of big personalities and big ideas. Standardized testing is forcing teachers to drop about half of the second semester of Texas history to focus on U.S. history -- not to deepen students' understanding of American history, but to teach to the standardized tests....
  • Black Conservative Headmistress Hits School Results Jackpot; Left Throws Tantrum

    08/24/2019 8:14:21 AM PDT · by mairdie · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Aug 2019 | James Delingpole
    Why does the success of the Michaela School so infuriate the left? Because though the headmistress Katharine Birbalsingh is black, she’s the wrong kind of black: a conservative who doesn’t believe in playing the race card or identity politics. Because though the kids come from largely working-class, migration-background families, they are the wrong kind of working-class immigrants: ones who don’t know their role is to be victims and to blame their failures on racism and government inaction. Because though the results are some of the best in the country, they were achieved using the wrong kind of methods: not the...
  • Reforming Higher Education: A Reading List

    06/29/2019 5:30:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | June 28, 2019 | Anthony Hennen
    As more students have headed to college and a degree is seen as a way to shape students as workers and as citizens, higher education’s mission has become more important. Its leaders, and their personal beliefs, have become more contentious, too. In recent months, many conservative thinkers have publicly debated how to reform higher education—or, even, if they should. Political liberals, as well, have joined in. From reform and technocratic changes to complete withdrawal and abolition, below is a selection of the more-insightful additions to the debate over higher education, and perhaps, a look at where future reformers will pull...
  • When Christian Colleges Teach Students to Fear, Not to Think

    04/13/2019 3:43:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2019 | Ryan Bomberger
    Christians are called to be strong and courageous. But that’s not what Christian students are being taught on many Christian college campuses today. Too often, they’re taught to fear and to hide behind a false pretense of grace while extending none. Christian writer, speaker and author—Matt Walsh—was protested by college staff and students, at Baylor University, who didn’t want to hear a Biblical perspective on culture-shifting issues. How dare a Christian father speak Biblical truths about abortion, marriage and gender! That’s “hate speech." This is intolerable in a day and age when many define their own subjective truth which cannot, apparently,...
  • Invitation to attend filming; Homeschool appearance schedule

    12/31/2018 6:06:51 AM PST · by LS · 4 replies
    self | 12/31/2018 | LS
    FOR THOSE IN ARIZONA: I invite you to come out on January 14-16 to the filming of 15 live "lessons" in U.S. history as I teach "A Patriot's History of the United States" from Columbus to Reconstruction for the March launch of my new website, "The Wild World of History." We need 8-10 "students" in each "class." Each session will last about 1 hour. You are welcome to attend one, or all with your children/students, or just for fun. The sessions will begin about 8:30 a.m, then about 9:30, 10:30, break for lunch, 1:00 and 2:00. We do not have...
  • 9 Years Into Common Core, Test Scores Are Down, Indoctrination Up

    11/05/2018 9:48:08 AM PST · by fwdude · 43 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. It’s 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 Obama’s other big promises — “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” — this one’s 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...
  • 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.
  • Kavanaugh withdraws from teaching course on Supreme Court at Harvard Law School

    10/02/2018 7:59:12 AM PDT · by Envisioning · 38 replies
    OAN Newsroom ^ | Oct. 2, 2018 | OAN Newsroom
    President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee will not be returning to Harvard this winter to teach his law school course. The Ivy League school sent an email to students Monday, saying Brett Kavanaugh indicated he cannot commit to teaching his class titled “The Supreme Court Since 2005.” This comes shortly after Kavanaugh expressed worry this would be the outcome during his opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. “In a letter to this committee my former students, male and female alike, wrote that I displayed a character that impressed us all. I love teaching law, but thanks to what...
  • 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 didn’t 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...
  • Update: Detroit School Board OKs Hiring Teachers Who Took Only Online Courses

    07/14/2018 12:46:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Deadline Detroit ^ | July 12, 2018 | Alan Stamm
    Detroit recruiters can hire online teacher training graduates to help fill about 200 classroom vacancies this fall. Education reporter Koby Levin follows up on her Chalkbeat Detroit preview of the desperation move: Detroit’s main district is proceeding with a plan to hire teachers who are certified but have received no training in the classroom — adding an element of controversy to efforts to fill hundreds of teacher vacancies by the end of summer. The board of education on Tuesday approved a hiring plan proposed by Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, signaling that the district will lean partly on programs that offer so-called...
  • This Company Is Hiring Work-from-home Teachers And Pays Up To $20 Per Hour

    06/09/2018 11:53:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Bloomington Pantagraph ^ | June 8, 2018 | Kaitlin Gates
    Working from home certainly seems to be increasing in popularity, and it’s not hard to see why. Not only does it mean you can stay in your pajamas, but you’ll also save money in gas and — perhaps the best part — no actual co-workers you have to pretend to like. Dozens of companies are jumping on the stay-at-home bandwagon, like Xerox, Philips and even The Disney Store. While many of these jobs are in customer service, some are for things you probably didn’t know you could do from home — like teaching. Qkids is looking for college students, teachers,...
  • China-based online ed. companies just launched aggressive hiring spree in search of U.S. teachers

    05/16/2018 7:45:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | April 25, 2018 | Connie Loizos
    Teachers have long supplemented their incomes by tutoring. And there’s perhaps never been a better, or easier, time to do it than right now. The reason: China-based online education companies are in an apparent race with each other to hire U.S. teachers who’d like to work from home this summer and, using their webcams, “teach cute kids” the English language — in the marketing parlance of one of those companies, Beijing-based VIPKid. If you doubt that’s true, you haven’t been looking at the classifieds. Just today, five-year-old VIPKid i — which reportedly raised $200 million in fresh funding last summer...
  • School districts increasingly hiring foreign teachers to fill shortages

    05/14/2018 10:02:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14, 2018 | Andrew Craft
    LAS VEGAS – Adrian Calabano, 23, left his native Philippines to fill a void of teachers in a Nevada suburb. He said he sold his car to pay for his flight and hefty administrative fees so he could get a salary several times higher than he would receive in his homeland. But his salary is still lower than an average American teacher. He was hired to teach sixth grade special education class at Greenspun Junior High School in Henderson, Nev., a suburb of Las Vegas. “My salary is much better than what I receive and get from the Philippines,” he...
  • Amazon's Alexa will soon be teaching your child manners

    05/09/2018 1:35:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 04/28/2018 | Hayley Tsukayama
    Amazon.com's Alexa has a little something to teach your kids about manners. After receiving feedback from some parents concerned about how voice assistants are affecting their kids attitudes, the company updated Alexa to reward children who asks for things nicely. Kids are some of the biggest fans of voice assistants, with some learning to talk to Alexa, Apple's Siri or Google's Assistant before they can form full sentences. But some parents have worried that having voice assistants around the house will make their children more rude, since the youngsters can bark out demands for a favorite television station or song...
  • Auburn High School Proudly Adopts ‘Africentric Math’ To Draw Black Students Into STEM Fields

    04/02/2018 2:02:01 PM PDT · by ethom · 162 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | Apr 2 2018 | Gabrielle Okun
    A Canadian high school switched to “Africentric Math” to attract black students to go into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math(STEM) fields, according to Canadian Broadcasting’s(CBC) Wednesday report. Nova Scotia’s Auburn Drive High School math teachers are skipping their previous eurocentric approach to teaching mathematics so black students will gain more interest in the subject, the CBC reported. Teachers are adopting an Afrocentric lens to teach mathematics, based on incorporating African history and culture to make math classes resonate with their students. Auburn High School is working with the Imphop’s Legacy Academy, a program encouraging black students to get interested in...
  • 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 today’s 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 don’t 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...
  • Indiana teacher busted after being caught on camera doing drugs in classroom

    11/23/2017 3:33:06 PM PST · by familyop · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23NOV17 | Fox News
    Samantha Cox, a 24-year-old teacher at Lake Central High School in the town of St. John near the Illinois border, was arrested on Wednesday for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. The English teacher was allegedly caught doing drugs after students filmed her with a phone from outside the classroom, according to Fox 32 Chicago.
  • 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...
  • Racial identity policies are ruining Edina's fabled schools

    10/16/2017 5:24:08 AM PDT · by Architect of Avalon · 22 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | October 9 2017 | KATHERINE KERSTEN
    In place of academic excellence for all, the district’s primary mission is now to ensure that students think correctly on social and political issues — most importantly, on race and “white privilege.” District leaders enshrined this new mission in EPS’s “All for All” strategic plan, adopted in 2013. The plan mandates that, going forward, the EPS must view “all teaching and learning experiences” through the “lens of racial equity.” If “equity” meant “treating kids equally,” all thinking Minnesotans would support it. In this context, however, it’s code for racial identity politics — a simplistic blaming of “white privilege” for the...