Children don’t need artificial boosts to their self-esteem. And they should not be subjected to exams for which they have not been adequately prepared.
The US Supreme Court has ruled that public education is not a fundamental right under the constitution. Now there’s an effort to claim that literacy is a constitutionally protected right.
Voters need to stop thinking of the federal government as something separate from themselves that can solve all their problems relating to education. Effective education begins at home. So do effective education policies.
If computer use in the classroom stunts the development of other forms of learning, then the fact that “all students in grades K-2 have iPad Minis and all students grades 3-12 have Chromebooks” is nothing to brag about.
Parents need to put their fingers in their ears and shut out the steady barrage of unrealistic hype about “every child must go to college”â€”especially when it’s directed at children under the age of fourteen.
Teaching is a profession every bit as vital to the common good as doctoring. As far as I can tell, no one is suggesting that the AMA lower residency requirements to permit more people to enter the doctoring profession.