Showing posts with label education. Show all posts
Showing posts with label education. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A REAL paradigm shift in education


The Washington Post
Posted by Valerie Strauss on February 11, 2013 at 6:00 am
American public education has been in trouble for a lot longer than many people believe, according to the author of the following post.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Wealth and Poverty in a University Town


Huffington Post
Rena N. Lauer
Ph.D Candidate, Harvard
Posted: 01/25/2013 6:32 pm
The cashier told the woman in front of me that she couldn't buy the sack of potatoes. WIC, the government food program for mothers and children, would not pay for starches, and so the potatoes she had chosen -- "mistaking" them for a vegetable -- had to go back to the supermarket's shelves.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

New Year Resolutions


Posted: 01/04/2013 2:57 pm
Marian Wright EdelmanPresident, Children's Defense Fund
http://www.huffingtonpost.com
As New Year’s Eve countdowns wound down, many people turned to the familiar ritual of taking stock of where they are now to make resolutions for what they can do better in the new year. We all measure our accomplishments and shortcomings in different ways. Some people count numbers on a scale or in a savings account. But what if we decided to take stock as a nation by measuring how we treat our children?

Friday, December 28, 2012

Education falls victim to Greek debt crisis


Deutsche Welle
http://www.dw.de/education-falls-victim-to-greek-debt-crisis/a-16481846
As part of Greece's austerity policies, salaries for teachers and educational funding have dropped rapidly. Students who can afford private tutoring may come to depend more heavily on tutors than teachers.