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Posts tagged with: educational system

I was cursed with a quick wit and curiosity for all subjects of learning and extracurriculars. I loved math but did it sloppily and thus missed occasional minus sign that blew up the whole equation. Science was awesome, but my...
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The SAT and standardized testing generally have been under attack for a few years now, but I don’t think the arguments discrediting it hold much merit. After all, the rest of the metric-system-using globe relies almost exclusively on standardized testing...
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In 1992, we got our second Mac computer, an LC, and it was the beginning of an alternate reality, at least it was in 1992. We had the old Apple 2E in the mid-80s, but that old green screen relic...
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As the FDA chief, Dr. Scott Gotlieb recently announced that a fully remote school year is “possible” this year without mitigation tactics, it reminds me that there is a growing schism between public and private school education. Given Gotlieb’s remarks...
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On the first day of A.P. Language and Composition (popularly known as “A.P. Lang”), I’ve taken to asking my classes a few simple questions: 1) Why did you enroll in this class? 2) What is A.P. Lang all about? and...
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The Wall Street Journal recently posted an article covering the parents in New Jersey suing the state to return to in-person classes over concerns that remote learning has sapped their kids’ enthusiasm and interest in school. While I empathize with...
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As I’ve stated previously in Graduating Anxiety and in previous columns, the role of memory is over-stated even in the best educational programs. Rote memorization is a quaint relic of a bygone era, love it or hate it. I knew...
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The Biden administration has determined that it will be re-instituting Standardized Testing for public schools across the country. No doubt the effort is led by concerns that kids who have not had access to supplementary educational tools have fallen behind,...
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When I was a teacher at six different institutions over the course of several decades there was one thing that remained consistent: my dread over parent conferences. Roughly 95% of those conferences were very pleasant and actually provided information about...
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