Academic Questions

K-12 Education

April 16, 2021

In Defense of Sandra Stotsky

Richard P. Phelps

Richard Phelps critiques James V. Schuls' characteriztion of Sandra Stotsky in his fall 2019 article in Academic Questions, "A Dangerous Belief."

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December 14, 2020

Creating a Middle School American History Program

Wight Martindale Jr.

How does one teach American history to middle-schoolers at a time when large numbers of educators seek to discredit and replace our national understanding?

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July 2, 2020

Embracing Success, Striving for Excellence

Anthony Hennen

Charter schools like Success Academy have brought school choice to low-income families. However, Robert Pondiscio is convinced that curriculum and instructional style cannot be the only......

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July 2, 2020

Our Dangerous Obsession With STEM

Milton Ezrati

Teaching to navigate existing technology is not the same as cultivating the ingenuity required to attain new heights.

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September 3, 2019

A Dangerous Belief

Sandra Stotsky and James V. Shuls

A review of two recent books on school reform by James V. Shuls provokes a heated exchange between two prominent scholars over a proposal to significantly widen the federal role in K-12 education.

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June 3, 2015

Experiencing the Common Core

Carol Iannone

Carol Iannone illuminates the strengths and weaknesses of the Common Core State Standards and analyzes how accurately the CCSS represent the “American experience."

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April 16, 2013

The Common Core State Standards: Two Views

Mark Bauerlein

Jane Robbins describes the defects in the Common Core State Standards for English and math; Mark Bauerlein responds, seeing opportunity rather than disaster. 

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March 26, 2011

Islamic Schools and American Civic Culture

M. Zuhdi Jasser

This article on the growing influence of Islam on American charter schools appeared in the "Islam in Scholarship and Education" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 24, no. 1).

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