Common Core vs. McGuffey Readers

"When I was your age, I had to walk uphill to school both ways, spend all day in school, and come home and do homework for three hours."

"...they take away our fathers..."

“I feel more badly for the kids.”

That was the response of my oldest boy to a conversation my mom and I were having about the disintegrating families of various hometown friends. The stories were filled with divorce, cohabitation, and kids being shuffled from one tenuous situation to another.

Doomed To Repeat It

A few months ago we saw an extensive push to require high school students to pass a U.S. citizenship test in order to graduate. New data out from the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) suggests that this might not be such a bad idea.

The Recess Gap

In recent years, a number of studies and articles have been published on the important role of school recess. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, recess promises significant physical, emotional, and mental benefits to students.

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