Yale Professor Tells Parents Not to Send Children to Ivy League Schools

By: Thursday July 24, 2014 4:56 pm

A former Yale professor, writing in The New Republic no less, has some interesting advice for parents dreaming of sending their children to Ivy League schools – don’t do it. William Deresiewicz taught at Yale from 1998 to 2008 and gleaned a few lessons from the experience which included learning that prospective students would be better off if they looked outside the Ivy League to pursue excellence and become more substantive people.

 

State Socialization to Build Grit & Perseverance

By: Friday July 4, 2014 7:25 pm

Statistician and blogger Mark Palko compares the hyped push for higher standards with the push for New Math, a program that finally eliminated arithmetic as an underlying focus of elementary mathematics.

Thoughts on Education After Vergara vs. California

By: Thursday June 12, 2014 7:10 pm

I can’t say what you were all thinking when you read about this ruling, and the commentary that followed from the White House — my own immediate reaction was that they’re now getting what they want directly, rather than having to fuss over “school reform!” Want to mess with the teachers’ unions? Have the courts do it! Perhaps in the future we can now expect a new era of honesty, in which open-ended class warfare upon teachers and students is no longer seen as requiring justification through the ever-expanding rationalizations of “school reform.”

Piketty’s Perfectly Plausible Proposal

By: Sunday June 1, 2014 10:33 am

The people who call Piketty’s ideas utopian and impossible are making real change impossible.

I hope you’ll be able to help us by chipping in on our fundraiser.

Wall Street Super Pac Paid Jeffries Supporters $150 Apiece On Election Day

By: Monday May 19, 2014 10:55 am

While much of the corporate media – particularly the now ex-Newark Star Ledger – ignored the forces behind “education reform” in Newark, journalist Max Blumenthal decided to actually investigate.

Suckerberg: Facebook’s $100 Million Education Donation Chiseled By Consultants

By: Wednesday May 14, 2014 2:20 pm

In fact, between 2010 and 2012 over $20 million of Facebook’s gift and matching funds was sucked into Team Booker’s corrupt vortex. Instead of going to help the children of Newark the money went to the juiced in hacks and crass business interests that have been trying to bulldoze public education throughout America.

The Fracking Prostitutes of American Colleges

By: Sunday April 27, 2014 6:47 am

Lackawanna College’s price is $2.5 million.

That’s how much Cabot Oil & Gas paid to the School of Petroleum and Natural Gas, whose own nine building campus is in New Milford in northeastern Pennsylvania. On the School’s logo are now the words, “Endowed by Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation.”

Teen Scientist Receives Glowing Review of Science Project about Glowing Seaweed

By: Saturday April 5, 2014 7:52 am

A Canadian teen has shamed the Canadian Government by exhibiting greater concern for her fellow Albertans than the state when, as part of a science fair project, she demonstrated that imported seafood found in local grocery stores has dangerously high levels of radiation.

Are SC Legislators Harming State Universities on Behalf of Anti-Gay Groups?

By: Tuesday April 1, 2014 6:10 pm

In my state of South Carolina, there is a serious controversy brewing with regards to the state legislature “penalizing” two colleges for assigning gay-theme books for students to read.

SC Controversy Over Colleges’ Gay-themed Books Has To Do With LGBTs Issues, Not Obscenity

By: Monday March 31, 2014 3:30 pm

The new state budget deducts $70,000 collectively from the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina-Upstate. The amount adds up to the how much the two colleges spent on the gay-themed books. Rep Garry Smith is leading the charge because he claims the books, Fun Home and Out Loud: The Best of Rainbow Radio doesn’t represent SC community values.

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