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Columbia Teachers College Study is Broad and Subjective

Mar 05, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

The Columbia Teachers College's new study, College Educational Quality, aims to assess academic quality in higher education. The research methods, however, merit much questioning.

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Common Core State Standards: Schools of Education

Sep 26, 2013 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the serious inadequacy of education schools in preparing teachers for the K-12 classroom.

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Will the Internet Replace College?

Sep 25, 2013 by John Maguire |

John Maguire reviews two books that ponder whether the rise of "online" will mean the downfall of higher education as we now know it.

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Common Core State Standards: College and Career Readiness

Aug 22, 2013 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses the serious decline in literacy and quantitative skills among students currently entering college.

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Common Core State Standards: Nonfiction Versus Fiction

Aug 01, 2013 by William H. Young |

Wiliam Young examines the controversy over CCSS proposals for K‒12 reading content.

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A Profession at Risk: Teaching Humans in the New Millennium

Jun 28, 2013 by David Clemens |

David Clemens reviews a new collection of essays and asks, "What is real education, and why does it need defending?"

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Before Turning Students into Writers, Teach Them Grammar

Jun 24, 2013 by Troy Camplin |

Should students be taught how to be writers or how to write?

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Here’s One Writing Prof Who Gets Results

May 08, 2013 by George Leef |

To teach students how to write well, explains John Maguire, train them to use active verbs and build good sentences.

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The “Affirmative Action” Colleges Really Need

Jan 28, 2013 by George Leef |

Robert Weissberg writes for the Pope Center on how students can encourage good teaching and discourage bad teaching through operant conditioning.

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Teacher Movie Mythology and Won’t Back Down

Jan 15, 2013 by Peter Cohee |

While most movies about teachers seem mythical, the recent movie Won't Back Down is a different type of teacher movie.

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The Mind of Students

Dec 31, 2012 by Will Fitzhugh |

Students' minds are the main engines of academic work; we should try to learn what's going on inside them, argues Will Fitzhugh.

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Prager U: Free Market Morality

Nov 13, 2012 by Jason Fertig |

Is the free market morally superior or inferior to other economic systems?

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Sometimes, Teaching is Beyond Wonderful

Jun 28, 2012 by George Leef |

This is a wonderful piece on teaching.

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Signs of the Times: The Queen’s English Society Folds

Jun 27, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Defending the Queen's English is a very hard sell these days.

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“Teaching as a Subversive Activity”: The Theory of Political Indoctrination

May 04, 2012 by Zombie |

Teachers have a "moral imperative" to shape students' beliefs and make them "agents for change," declared a lanugage professor at a recent Berkeley lecture.

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