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What about lowering the costs?

There are many prescriptions for improving higher education, but the one that is least mentioned is lowering the cost. When costs are lowered, more people can attend. Nobody mentions lowering costs because they believe it is impossible to do so … Continue reading

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What’s it mean to be a team player?

Do we learn better in a group or alone? Do we make better decisions as a group or individually? How important is it really to be a team player? It seems to be mostly assumed that we work and learn better in … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t like Common Core

I  really don’t like Common Core and I’ll tell you why. Its principles are not based on the way that education has always been in this country — the ways that made education in the U.S. to be regarded as the best education … Continue reading

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We need real education reform

There is much controversy surrounding Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary. She is pro-education reform, but what does this really entail? She has advocated for charter schools and other private school options for students. Is this enough to fix all that … Continue reading

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What is Intelligence?

Most people believe they know the meaning of the word “Intelligence” but, in fact, there is really no consensus on its true meaning. The accepted psychological definition of Intelligence is “that which intelligence tests measure”. This sounds circular, but it is the only definition that … Continue reading

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Do We Need Personalized Learning?

Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to give nearly all of his money away. And, one of the top directions for his money is for “Personalized Learning.” Personalized learning is defined as learning that is paced and directed to a student’s ability and style. Can … Continue reading

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Do we have Education Inequality?

Been hearing a common phrase these days. It is that there is an education gap between the rich and the poor, and it’s getting larger. We are all very familiar with the problem of income-inequality, but now we are facing an even bigger problem, they … Continue reading

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