Education Tag

The NYTimes has published a piece focusing on 100 New York schools experimenting with different approaches towards achieving the "Common Core" standards that attempt to shore up problems with the "No Child Left Behind" standards. In general, I agree with clearer standardization of minimum standards (though...

Frederick Schmidt's article, "Is it Time to Write the Eulogy? The Future of Seminary Education," observes a number of problems with the present state of seminary education and suggested some sweeping changes to how M.Div. degrees are handled both by the church and by divinity...

Thomas Friedman has managed to publish a good op-ed in the NYTimes, one in which he looks at America's shrinking status as a superpower and persistent educational failings (building off two other recent pieces, this one by Michael Hirsh and this one by Robert Samuelson)...

Good piece in the NY Times about recent research on study habits that essentially vindicates the way I have approached my studies for a long time (that is, violating many aspects of "received wisdom" for what intuitively seemed to work better). One thing I'd emphasize...

Language indeed shapes the way we think, says Lera Boroditsky's article in the Wall Street Journal. For anyone with any common sense (or language training), this shouldn't be especially surprising, but it is an interesting read nonetheless, exploring how the latest cognitive research demonstrates testable...

A while back, I did a brief interview for a blog article examining ESPN's "Outside the Lines" report on the Florida State athletic department's academic scandal; since I was both a former player (albeit briefly) and a former tutor in the athletic department, I was...