By M. Catharine Evans and Ann Kane The stars aligned on November 4, 2008 for two political and social friends. One would live and work on the West Coast and the other on the East Coast and they would both champion the new civil rights movement — education. Their visions for America’s school children converge […]
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Recently, the new president of the Joe Foss Institute out of Scottsdale, Arizona penned a letter to members and supporters. In it he writes about school systems turning away from teaching history and social studies in lieu of ramping up science and math curricula. The argument for pushing the hard sciences goes like this: in […]
Money In, Money Out Who or what’s at fault? Teachers or poverty? Unions or political will? Teaching-to-the-test or inquiry-based learning? These are some of the many debates going on inside Department of Education offices, legislators’ committees, nonprofit conference rooms, and philanthropist board rooms. With all of this maneuvering going on, wouldn’t you think taxpayers would […]