I didn't use simulations as much as I should have, but what little I did I thought the students enjoyed and benefited from.
"I toured a New York City school that's part of a contentious network loved by Wall Street, and I was surprised by what I saw"
Eva Moskowitz's Success Academies, showing the teachers' unions how it's done.
Four teacher strikes in less than 25 years is enough, yes? Obama education secretary Arne Duncan calling the system "a national disgrace" is enough, yes? And then there's this:
Residents keep fleeing the city, and students keep leaving the school system. Enrollment is down to just 49,000, from 168,000 in 2000.
Sad, very sad.
How badly can a student write in his third year of university attendance? This badly:
The largest controversy within the Waco case was where the fire originated from, claiming that the tear gas is not powerful enough to create one. Assumptions were undergoing the process that the Davidians set fire to themselves inside the ranch, due to the fact that the ATF and FBI assured the weapons capability were not powerful enough to do so.
That’s what we get in the third year of university?
Second-graders receive books bought through a DonorsChoose campaign.
They're pretty excited.
"On the academy’s latest folly."
There's no way I'm going to summarize this. If you have a few minutes, you just have to read it.
But--credit where credit is due--Professor Carey says a very smart thing about climate change models:
Carey is hardly skeptical about climate change or its catastrophic impacts: In the book, he documents (among other things) how melting glaciers have contributed to more than 20,000 deaths in Peru. But Carey also cites Peru as a fitting example of what gets missed by economic climate models. Despite the retreating glaciers and declining water flows, the country’s Andean communities are actually using more water these days, not less, thanks in large part to human adaptation and social investment. With economic climate models now predicting costly water shortages in the future, Carey says that history provides grounds for reasoned skepticism.
Reviewing the titles of recent academic humanities or education papers is usually good for a laugh.
Mary Willingham and Jay Smith posted this before the amended notice of allegation against UNC-CH was released. It's deeply felt and strongly argued.
Indeed, many of the actors at UNC who facilitated shameful athletics favoritism over the years are still with us on the campus; some of them exercise positions of real influence. Over the past two years there has been a lot of rearranging of deck chairs on the good ship Carolina Way (though, to be fair, sometimes the deck chairs were simply left in the exact same spot.) But there have been no signs of a bold change in direction. Until Carol Folt, Jim Dean, and other leaders tell the world their plans for countering the influence and the long-established habits of the many athletics-friendly personnel at UNC, until they outline the steps they will take to overturn an institutional culture that fostered fraud and willful blindness for decades, skeptics will be right to scoff at the “70 reforms” and the diversion they were meant to create.
UPDATE: link fixed now.
I agree: it's your fault, mom.
It looks like Ohio State has the right idea.