Category Archives: Teaching

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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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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Low Educational Attainment

It seems to me…. “Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.” ~ Solomon Ortiz[1]. In the most recent PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) report, U.S. students … Continue reading

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Educational Technology

It seems to me… “The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.”  ~ John F. Kennedy. There has been relatively little change in teaching methodology since the introduction of the blackboard in 1801.  Teachers … Continue reading

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Don’t Reduce Educational Support

It seems to me… “Education is a progressive discovery of your own ignorance.”  ~ Will Durant. Everyone believes the U.S. education system needs improvement.  Still, nothing ever changes and our system continues its decline when compared to other nations.  How … Continue reading

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Math Is Hard…

This originally was written in response to comments made to a Facebook posting by my granddaughter that “Math is hard”.  As one of my degrees is in mathematics, I obviously do not share that opinion. It seems to me… “The … Continue reading

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