Category Archives: K-12

Pandemic Opportunities

It seems to me…. “It’s an ill wind that blows no one any good.”  ~ Proverb[1]. All of us have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  It still remains considerably premature to predict what long-term effects will result though … Continue reading

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The Changing Nature Of Work

It seems to me…. “Over a long period of time, technological change is something that has been important in reducing manufacturing employment – absolutely and as a share of jobs in the economy.”  ~ Janet Yellen[1]. Forty years ago, nearly … Continue reading

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Impediments To Success

It seems to me…. “Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.” ~ Denis Waitley[1]. The “Horatio Alger myth” is based on … Continue reading

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Misunderstanding Higher Education

It seems to me…. “The value of a collage education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.” ~ Albert Einstein[1]. Students, and some parents, question why they should go to college when … Continue reading

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The High Cost Of Education

It seems to me…. “Getting a college degree used to be free or low cost because, as a society, we saw providing higher education to young people as an investment – in them and in the future of our own … Continue reading

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Our Education System Is Failing

It seems to me…. “We will fiercely challenge those forces within the education establishment who impede innovation in our schools and who protect and defend inequality and institutional failure.” ~ Campbell Brown[1]. Anyone realistically evaluating the U.S. educational system would … Continue reading

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Advances In Education

It seems to me…. “Today in America, we are trying to prepare students for a high-tech world of constant change, but we are doing so by putting them through a school system designed in the early 20th Century that has … Continue reading

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