Posts Tagged ‘Academic Standards’

January 30th, 2016 - 11:06 pm § in Politics

The Post Empirical Era

Newspaper columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. has finally put into words something that’s been bothering me for a long time: In the political world, and increasingly in other facets of life, facts no longer matter. Pitts also has coined a name for this new paradigm. He writes: “A lie can get hal[...]

October 29th, 2015 - 11:29 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

Oracle Builds Charter School to Serve San Mateo

Charter Schools: Why Oracle Is Building a Public High School on Its Campus Oracle is building “”  a public high school devoted to science and technology education. The Design Tech High School — or for short — will open in 2017 on a section of Oracle’s corporate campu[...]

October 26th, 2015 - 9:32 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Should British universities grade students using an American-style system?

Going for that 4.25! Britain has a very weird system … probably not even understood by anyone there since it was created around the same time as the war of 1812.  Britain, of course won that war. Actually, if there is a change, the new system will not effect Oxford and Cambridge .. A spokesm[...]

October 21st, 2015 - 3:54 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

Academic Free Speach

THE BLAZE: College Professor Writes Column Confessing Her ‘Hate’ for Republicans —  University of Michigan supports her right of free speech.   Communications professor Susan Douglas wrote a column  titled “We Can’t All Just Get Along.” She said, “In our era of polarization, one par[...]

October 4th, 2015 - 4:58 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Textbook calls slaves “workers”; student’s mom cries foul

Textbook publisher McGraw-Hill has backed down — sort of — after a Houston mom stirred up a firestorm over the wording of her son’s geography textbook that referred to African slaves as “workers” and “immigrants.” McGraw-Hill said it would change the wording[...]

September 30th, 2015 - 8:37 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

Innovation ..UW #4 among universities in the world, #1 among US Public Universities

This awesome achievement is one our state should not only cherish but build upon.      Reuters may have offered me a simple way to explain why the UW is so important to our state.   That great news agency has just rated us as #4 in “innovation” amongst all the universities in t[...]

September 29th, 2015 - 1:03 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

A Scientific Analysis of the Classical Dilemma: Should the toilet seat be left up or down?

THE THREE BODY PROBLEM IN ECONOMICS* Richard O. Zerbe** Daniel J. Evans Distinguished Professor Emeritus, The Evans School   A classical yet unsolved problem in economic efficiency, the three body problem, involves the seemingly simple question of whether or not the toilet seat should be left up or[...]

September 26th, 2015 - 1:12 am § in Schools & Colleges

 The Land of the Setting Sun Watches Its Universities Sink as The Sea Rises

 Japan Dumbs Down Its Universities ….Noah Smith Most people who follow news from Japan will be paying attention to the economy, or possibly to the fist-fight that broke out in the Diet over security policy. But there was a huge and very worrying change in Japanese education policy that someh[...]

August 24th, 2015 - 10:14 am § in Misc.

Core Curricuum: Scrapping History??

Curriculum focus on core skills NATASHA BITA History and geography will be scrapped as separate subjects in the new national primary curriculum.[...]

August 5th, 2015 - 2:07 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

SOUTH CAROLINA: What matters in South Carolina

The Auto Lobbyist:  from the Chronicle of Higher Education “If you can learn how to make love in the backseat of a Volkswagen, you can learn to read and write in a barn,” Patrick E. Watson, a longtime lobbyist for South Carolina car dealers, secured a big tax break for his clients. Deal[...]