Want Your Child in a Top College? The Concord Review!

Want Your Child in a Top College? The Concord Review!

22 December 2014

In Other Words   Will Fitzhugh The Concord Review The classical curriculum always valued having students be able to speak and write well about essential subjects and to know enough to do so convincingly. The secret to doing that, was, they understood, practice.   In modern America, we fully understand the value of practice when […]

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“Reform No Child Left Behind, Don’t  Reauthorize it”

“Reform No Child Left Behind, Don’t Reauthorize it”

19 December 2014

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org No Child Left Behind was a failed Federal program that should not be reauthorized. And we need to eliminate Federal mandates). By Lindsey M. Burke Lawmakers already are talking about reauthorizing No Child Left Behind — the George W. Bush-era education initiative. “I’d like to have the president’s signature on it before summer,” […]

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The Poisoned Fruit of Progressive Education

The Poisoned Fruit of Progressive Education

18 December 2014

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org Kieran Egan, in his book “Getting it Wrong from the Beginning: Our Progressive Inheritance from Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget,” attacks progressive education as a tool of big, socialist government. Although Spencer, Dewey and Piaget wrote their theories in the early 20th century, their ideas have been enabled and turbocharged through […]

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Maryland Teacher’s Union Gets it Right: End Kindergarten-Readiness Tests

Maryland Teacher’s Union Gets it Right: End Kindergarten-Readiness Tests

16 December 2014

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org We have often been at odds with teacher’s unions because of their greater stress on benefits at the cost of student learning. However this time we are in full agreement with their call to suspend kindergarten readiness testing in Maryland. We support high educational standards, but highly frequent, high stakes testing at all […]

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College Trend: Deny First Amendment Rights

College Trend: Deny First Amendment Rights

15 December 2014

(Editor www.thereportcard.org In the past year, Condoleezza Rice was forced to cancel her talk at Rutgers, Christine Lagarde head of the IMF had to cancel at Smith, Hirsi Ali, a victim of Islamic violence was forced to cancel at Brandeis. They were all targets of the hard left faculty and student groups who feel free […]

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Minnesota Says Boys Who Want to be Girls Can Play on Girls Teams

Minnesota Says Boys Who Want to be Girls Can Play on Girls Teams

12 December 2014

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org As American schools fall further behind the rest of the world in math and reading, school educrats in Minnesota have determined that boys can be girls if they really think they are. The LGBT lobby is supporting the notion of “gender confusion” to obliterate the idea that boys and girls are different. As […]

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Obama $1B Early Education Program Another Waste

Obama $1B Early Education Program Another Waste

11 December 2014

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org In another sop to the teacher’s union and the educational bureaucracy, President Obama is pushing another Big Fed education program that has not worked in the past and will not likely work in the future. Early education programs like Head Start have been tried before and just don’t work. Elected official need to […]

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Should Diversity Police Determine School Admission Policy?

Should Diversity Police Determine School Admission Policy?

10 December 2014

  (Editor: www.thereportcard.org New York has specialized high schools like Bronx Science and Stuyvesant whose admission has been based for year on test performance. Students of Asian heritage now dominate these school because they earn the highest test scores. The diversity police feel it is “fair” to have more blacks and Hispanic students regardless of […]

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College Prof’s Mandatory Pledge Trashes America

College Prof’s Mandatory Pledge Trashes America

09 December 2014

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org The National Association of Scholars recently surveyed California State universities and learned that in the history and political science departments, radicals leftists outnumber moderated by 12-1 or even 20-I on some campuses. However, this Denver College professor has outdone his leftist peers with his new perversion of the Pledge of Allegiance).   Denver […]

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Downside to the Digital Classroom

Downside to the Digital Classroom

08 December 2014

  By Dr. Gerald Merckel, Ph.D.   Hardly a day goes by without an announcement that this or that school has “gone digital.” The educational bureaucracy has embraced the fully automated, digital classroom without looking at the downside, and there is a considerable downside. For this reason, iPhones and computers are barred from most, if […]

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