No doubt Common Core is imperfect, but at least its goals are aspirational — something Tea Party types won’t abide. They claim it’s the heavy hand of big government they … Continue Reading Alabama opts to remain stupid
The Republican Party of Texas seeks a ban on critical thinking. You can’t make this stuff up. We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical … Continue Reading Onward Christian robots
A fairly remarkable piece of journalism by the AJC, which analyzed test results for 69,000 public schools and found “high concentrations of suspect math or reading scores in school systems from … Continue Reading No Test Score Left Intact
Father Santorum plays to the crowd. Rick Santorum took a swipe at the president’s higher education push on Saturday. “President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go … Continue Reading If you’re not embarrassed by Rick Santorum you’re an embarrassment
Fresh Loaf’s Gwynedd Stuart expresses some sympathy for Luis Rivera, the obviously contrite Gwinnett County math teacher forced to resign for crafting some rather ignorant word problems. Rivera’s 20-question homework … Continue Reading This post may require counseling
Forget, for a minute, the blinding agent that is partisan thought. Whether you agree with the aims of The Occupants or not, we should all be troubled by the the … Continue Reading Politics aside, the depth of the American 20something is pretty shallow
The new Texas textbooks have debuted and, thanks to the America deification crowd, history will now be viewed through a Palin-esque prism. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson or John Adams? They … Continue Reading Garth Brooks in, George Washington out of Texas textbooks
It may not be long before George W. Bush’s title as worst president from Texas is usurped. Rick Perry, often described as Bush on steroids, has spearheaded an effort to … Continue Reading The University of Texas Inc.