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Posted 08/24/2014 07:57:28 EDT
I am distressed every time I read an article like this. There is no mention of the arts anywhere. These are young children who are innately creative and who will potentially have that creativity sucke more »
Posted 04/28/2014 07:19:49 EDT
Most people taking out student loans are 18-22 year olds with no credit history and minimum wage, part-time jobs. How do you propose checking qualifications for pay back? Consider that student loans more »
Posted 04/28/2014 07:11:47 EDT
âFor too many people, teaching is not a desired profession,â Chester said. âToo often, there is a negative perception of what it means to be a teacher, and for people who have multiple options f more »
Posted 04/25/2014 05:54:08 EDT
"College graduates who code can start out making close to six figures. If we were all 17 again, wouldnât we all grow up to become programmers?" Not all of us, thankfully. more »
Posted 04/12/2014 06:40:09 EDT
Private universities aren't the only place that overuse of adjunct faculty is a problem. I suggest you look into the publics also. As BecknBuv asked, who's making the money? It's not the faculty, f more »
Posted 04/01/2014 05:43:34 EDT
Why are business leaders, who have probably never set foot in a classroom even as an observer, making recommendations to educators? More importantly, why are the educators letting them?
Posted 03/31/2014 05:42:09 EDT
It should be STEAMâ¦ There will be a missing element of creative thinking without it.
Posted 03/24/2014 05:54:18 EDT
Both comments above are good points and I would like to reiterate the notion that PK-16 education is not, and should not, be about job training. The employers seem to be missing the piece where, beca more »
Posted 01/31/2014 05:54:57 EST
How will a "strong foundation" be laid in the arts if STEM education is not changed to STEAM?
Posted 11/03/2013 07:45:39 EST
Have you wondered at the irony of our country's system of formal education? Once upon a time, there were classes called "home economics" where you learned life skills like balancing checkbooks, nutri more »
Posted 06/22/2013 09:36:24 EDT
While the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are important and necessary for today and the future, the study of those fields in a vacuum without the broader context of the arts more »
Posted 06/14/2013 07:08:05 EDT
So, this is yet another test that our students will be subjected to, taking valuable class time away from instruction. No wonder we are falling behind. With so little time left to actually teach, tim more »
Posted 03/31/2013 08:27:59 EDT
I'm not exactly sure what the reformers hoped to gain from this exercise. I will not dispute that the quality of the teacher makes a difference, but it seems as if there is a search for a "magic bean more »
Posted 09/12/2012 05:36:35 EDT
Again, you leave out facts. What about the fact that government support for public higher ed over the same time period has dropped significantly? What about the "formula" used at the state level to more »
Posted 08/22/2012 06:10:26 EDT
One reason Utah and Idaho top the list of charitable places is the number of Mormons in those states. A tenet of the Mormon religion is tithing and it is expected that each household will contribute u more »
Posted 03/17/2010 06:15:05 EDT
Higher Education has never been about job training. That's why trade schools exist. more »
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