Common Core wrong for schools, students

No one is ever happy about education in this country. There are incalculable flaws and disparities, insurmountable polarities in philosophy and unimaginable bureaucratic barriers embedded in the United States’ public education system. In the past few years, there has been talk about the most recent idea for education reform, termed the “Common Core.” Much ink has been spilt over Common Core, both attacking and defending the standards therein, but the general public seems to forget that they elect the members of the State Board of Education who choose to accept or reject such standards in their state. It is time … Continue reading Common Core wrong for schools, students

Subsidized preschools?

A popular, complex issue is finally getting attention, but at the same time needs popular rethinking President Obama delivered his State of the Union address on Jan. 28 in which he made high-quality preschools for every American child a priority. This sparked several editorials in “The New York Times” arguing how great this program is, how under-funded it will become and how little we actually know about early education. Universal preschool is one of those rare issues in modern politics that has strong bi-partisan support, drawing from 60 percent of Republicans and 84 percent of Democrats. In 2009, the Organisation … Continue reading Subsidized preschools?