The Homework Myth
Bill Quick

Texas teacher implements no-homework policy, the Internet rejoices A second grade teacher’s no-homework policy has gone viral, thanks to a student’s mother posting about it on Facebook. Last week, mom Samantha Gallagher posted a note on Facebook from her daughter’s … Continue reading

When Michaella Met Chudi (at Exeter)
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Phillips Exeter Academy under fire again for its handling of sexual misconduct allegations – The Boston Globe Michaella Henry was nervous about returning to the church at Phillips Exeter Academy where she said her classmate, a towering star athlete, had … Continue reading

Be Prepared – Drop Out of Your Liberal Arts College
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Americans See Tough Road Ahead For Class of 2016 – Rasmussen Reports™ It’s about time for the latest crop of college graduates to enter the workforce, but Americans still aren’t confident about the job colleges are doing preparing those young … Continue reading

Did You Know? In 14 Cities, You Can Get Free Same Day Delivery on Many Items From Amazon?
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Amazon Free Same Day Delivery Check it out though this link, which gives Daily Pundit a small commission on your purchases.  Thank you! … Continue reading

If At First You Don’t Succeed…
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Lawsuit: Schools failing poor, minorities in Mpls., St. Paul – StarTribune.com Civil rights attorneys suing the state of Minnesota for failing to educate poor and minority children called Thursday for a metro-wide integration plan and other remedies to address increasingly … Continue reading

Hey, Teacher – Want an Apple?
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The math question that has everyone puzzled because 5+5+5 is NOT 15 | Daily Mail Online Parents are venting their outrage at the Common Core school standards over a math quiz that was posted online, showing how teachers are marking … Continue reading

Obama Administration: Only Lefty Propaganda Mills Need Apply
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Doug Ross @ Journal: With apparently nothing better to do, Obama administration slams Hillsdale College as “not a real college” It appears likely that Horn was incorrect in describing why Hillsdale is absent, though. There are other colleges missing from … Continue reading

Those That Cannot Do, Teach – Badly
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » WHY COLLEGE KIDS ARE AVOIDING THE STUDY OF LITERATURE: Why is it, Prof. Gary Saul Morson of Northwes… Literary texts, like other artworks, are neither more nor less important than any other cultural artifact or … Continue reading

Free to Educate
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Freedom of information requests turn up creationist materials in schools | Ars Technica This shouldn’t be a complete shock, given that surveys have found that over 10 percent of the science teachers in the US teach creationism as a valid … Continue reading

Blind Leading the Blind
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Instapundit:  K-12 IMPLOSION UPDATE: Why Chinese Students Do Better. The Chinese favour a “chalk and talk” approach, whereas countries such as the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand have been moving away from this direct form of teaching to a … Continue reading

Nobody Thinks College Is Anything But a Glorified Union Ticket
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The Closing of the Millennial Mind on Campus | The Fiscal Times Completing a college education, people have long presumed, shows that a young adult has not just mastered a particular subject but has broadened his or her intellect by … Continue reading

LAUSD: Their Billion Dollar iPad Program Blew Up in Their Faces – Quick, Blame Somebody Else!
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LA’s school board would like all of that iPad money back now, please The $1.3 billion program has attracted plenty of controversy, and even the FBI has been called in to investigate if a dodgy deal had been made. The … Continue reading

Bulleting From the Edu Bubble
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After iPad initiative failure, school supe says LA can’t buy computers for all | Ars Technica In October, Superintendent Deasy resigned his post although he maintained that he had engaged in no wrongdoing. Until December 2014, the school district was … Continue reading