How To Ruin A College

"Here’s something you don’t see every day: A bunch of teachers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill have decided to protest ... by withholding students’ grades" Yup. They're mad. At a statue.  "Silent Sam" ... a long ago alumni-gift from Civil War veterans ... was set to be moved indoors ... out of sight of … Continue reading How To Ruin A College

Common Core Blows Up! Let’s ‘Act’ Surprised!

WHAT A MESS! Wait! Wait! Wait! This Common Core reform was supposed to turn every kid into a planetary genius ... too smart for the rest of the world. Finland was gonna beg for our secrets. China and Japan, too. Bill Gates told us so. David Coleman swore on a stack of SATs.  Arne Duncan … Continue reading Common Core Blows Up! Let’s ‘Act’ Surprised!

Because We Listened to a Guy Named Dave

In a very short while … for as far as the eye can see … will stand drive-thru learning centers offering kiosk-educations from a B. F. Skinner touch-screen that will supply the finger-pointer with all they need to succeed in a life of rich monotony. Youngsters will be endlessly nudged in this or that career pathway … Continue reading Because We Listened to a Guy Named Dave

Cognitive Privilege … Excuse de Jour

Here we go again. Progressive-liberal nonsense de jour. Remember this Obama thud? ... "... if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own." That sort of garbage logic is still around ... polluting circumstances of all sorts ... excusing ne'er-do-wells and the profoundly lazy from any kind of responsible acceptance of their own … Continue reading Cognitive Privilege … Excuse de Jour