Diane Ravitch: 21st Century Skills: An Old Familiar Song
The latest fad to sweep the wonderful world of pedagogy is called 21st Century Skills. States are now adding them to their standards, with the expectation that students will learn the skills...
Mr. Herndon's Young Aristotle 2013 Keynote Address
Greek Ways and Our Ways
In his book from 1999, The Greek Achievement, the author Charles Freeman opens the final chapter with this paragraph:
The Greeks provided the chromosomes of...
E. D. Hirsch’s Curriculum for Democracy
By Sol Stern
At his Senate confirmation hearing in February, Arne Duncan succinctly summarized the Obama administration’s approach to...
Peter W. Schramm
My father, William Schramm, was not a mechanic or an engineer, but in post-war 1946 Hungary he somehow managed to build a car out of scrap parts. It was nothing more, really, than an engine with four wheels and a flatbed in...
New evidence that charter schools help even kids in other schools.
Opponents of school choice are running out of excuses as evidence continues to roll in about the positive impact of charter schools.
Stanford economist Caroline Hoxby recently found...