Education News 01.02.14

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“Online education that leaves almost everybody behind except for highly motivated students, to me, can’t be a viable path to education.

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January 2, 2014


Dr. Martin Haberman 1932 – 2012

Daily News

Online Education Revolution Sinks
“Online education that leaves almost everybody behind except for highly motivated students, to me, can’t be a viable path to education.

Common Core inspires students to strive for mediocrity
Yes, it’s important that students use critical thinking skills in math. But wrong answers don’t fly in the real world.

Experts worry about toddlers on tablets
At the same time, they add, it takes away from activities that do promote brain development, such as toys and adult interaction.

UPTON SINCLAIR AWARD WINNERS FOR 2013
Each year, since 2005,we have continued our search and review of the contributions from individuals in the field of education.


UPTON SINCLAIR AWARD WINNERS FOR 2013

Commentaries and Reports

Common Core
Americans don’t even know what that is. It’s the government’s plan bringing “the same standard” to every government-run school.

Educating Messiahs
Colin Hannaford – Could it be that it is to our children that we must look to help us out of what Colin courageously identifies as “Satan’s trap”?


Blogs

NYC Schools Chancellor Pick Carmen Fariña Leaves More Questions Than Answers
Joy Resmovits  – “There are things that need to happen, but they need to happen with people — not to people,” Fariña said, summarizing her approach

The problem with thinking ‘content is king’ in education
Larry Cuban writes well-intentioned but uninformed, these reformers have ignored how knotted and twisted together they are.


Higher Education

Community College Grapples With Ways to Help Students Without Housing
Most people don’t expect to see homeless individuals sitting in college classrooms with books open and pens poised.

David Brooks will teach a course at Yale called ‘Humility’
Brooks has bloviated on the topic of humility in the Times and at the Aspen Ideas Festival


Global
Young people ‘feel they have nothing to live for’
“I have nothing to live for” it would equate to some 751,230 young people feeling they had nothing to live for.

My child doesn’t want to go back to uni
In the latest in our Parents in a Panic series, a parent wonders how to persuade their child to return to university


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