A Cathartic Discussion, Putting the Bell on the Cat, and Business as Usual — Truth in American Education

Editor’s note: This is the ninth chapter in a series called “Out on Good Behavior: Teaching Math While Looking Over Your Shoulder” by Barry Garelick, a second-career math teacher in California. He has written articles on math education that have appeared in The Atlantic, Education Next, Education News and AMS Notices. He is also the author of three books on math education. …

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Concept Creep and the Policing of Words — Skeptic

According to Reporters Without Borders, an international non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Paris, when it comes to press freedom, the UK remains one of the “worst-performing countries” in Western Europe. Why? A number of worrying trends are at play, including a heavy-handed approach towards the press — often in the name of national security —…

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Economics is a failing discipline doing great harm – so let’s rethink it — Productivity Hub

Something is killing conventional economics and it’s probably an inside job. Reliance on abstract mathematics and absurd assumptions has brought the discipline into disrepute, even if politics and policy are guided by the ghosts of its teaching. Nobody was surprised recently to learn that the price of the overdue and over-budget HS2 high-speed rail project […]

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Need Extra Time on Tests? It Helps to Have Cash — Schoolinfosystem.org

Jugal Patel: From Weston, Conn., to Mercer Island, Wash., word has spread on parenting message boards and in the stands at home games: A federal disability designation known as a 504 plan can help struggling students improve their grades and test scores. But the plans are not doled out equitably across the United States. In…

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Trust and Mistrust in Americans’ Views of Scientific Experts — Pew Research Center

Public confidence in scientists is on the upswing, and six-in-ten Americans say scientists should play an active role in policy debates about scientific issues, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. The post Trust and Mistrust in Americans’ Views of Scientific Experts appeared first on Pew Research Center.

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After 100+ autism interviews, it’s time to debrief — Catherine & Katharine

I’m finally coming up for air after an intensive autism project funded by National Science Foundation. We had seven weeks to conduct at least 100 interviews–mostly with parents of autistic kids and with autism-focused teachers and therapists. The unrelenting stress of those seven weeks (which also involved weekly homework, lectures, and presentations, two trips to […]

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The General This ‘n That Shop, Negative Numbers, and Faith — Truth in American Education

Editor’s note: This is the eighth piece in a series called “Out on Good Behavior: Teaching Math While Looking Over Your Shoulder” by Barry Garelick, a second-career math teacher in California. He has written articles on math education that have appeared in The Atlantic, Education Next, Education News and AMS Notices. He is also the author of three books on math education. …

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How Should Students Take Notes? — Learning Scientists Blog – The Learning Scientists

This blog originally written for and appeared on The Learning Agency Blog.By Megan SumerackiSummary: Taking notes by hand seems to be better than taking notes using a laptop because it requires students to put the notes into their own words. However, the research is nuanced! It is important to remember, too, that if laptops are…

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Richard Phelps: Is our education system failing us? Critically Speaking — Nonpartisan Education Blog

CriticallySpeak @CritiSpeak https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/013-dr-richard-phelps-is-our-education-system-failing-us/id1463016517?i=1000445232433 K12 is in trouble! Johnny can’t read, write or do arithmetic, even with a college degree. Interview with Dr. Richard Phelps CriticallySpeaking podcast ‎Critically Speaking on Apple Podcasts ‎@@string1@@ · 2019 podcasts.apple.com

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PURPOSE OF HIGH SCHOOL — The Concord Review – Will’s Blog

Excerpt from:Professor William M. McClay“Reunifying History in the Age of Fracture”NAS Academic Questions, Spring 2018, 48-61The chief purpose of a high school education in American history is not the development of critical thinking and analytic skills, although the acquisition of such skills is vitally important; nor is it the mastery of facts, although a solid…

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