We have come a long way since the summer of 1845. Public education, then in its infancy, is now universal. Testing yields essential, valuable knowledge about school performance, but its exaggerated use distorts teaching and ignores the broader purpose of education. As Howe’s committee insisted, test results should not be the full and final judgment on schools and their teachers. There is more to a child’s education than “positive information, in black and white. — The First Testing Race to the Top - NYTimes.com
Pakistani Brubeck -
An epic arrangement of Dave Brubeck’s Take Five, performed by a group of talented Pakistani studio musicians, with their own unique take on the classic jazz tune. More soul-stirring music from Sachal Studios here.
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Regardless of where you fall on this whole thing, this is still some good stuff!
Computer Science Professors Experiment With Flipped Classrooms | News | The Harvard Crimson -
If it’s good enough for Harvard…
Craigslist Ad: Special Ed Teachers Sought; Experience or Training Optional | Crooks and Liars -
I have so many problems with this I don’t even know where to start. I’ll try with this…”It’s a really bad idea, I can say this as a Special Education teacher, school board member, parent and citizen. There is very little chance that this will be good for anybody, especially the students and it is insulting to those of us who were actually trained and educated to do the job.”
Helicopter-parented children tend to be sadder, fatter and less resilient than kids given more independence. — Free Range Kids » “Lean In” vs.The Cult of Inconvenience
Monitoring your kids on Facebook? That's so 2009 | Detroit Free Press | freep.com -
I am not being an alarmist, I just think people should be educated and make sure that their kids are as well!