Scholarships enable the disabled

During a debate in Texas over proposals to offer scholarships to learning-disabled children, the contrast between those who understand that schools, districts and education systems were made for children – not children for the system – could not have been starker. Note the distinction in responses to the proposals: Real leaders like Houston Rep. Dan…

Which Marx is on ‘the mark’?

Groucho: “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” … or … Karl: “Owners of capital will stimulate working class to buy more and more of expensive goods, houses and technology, pushing them to take more and more expensive credits, until their debt becomes…

Predicting the Past

– Again There is a great opinion piece by Peter Berger in the April 8th Education Week (subscription may be required). He points out a number of problems with education reform, including that reformers keep on reinventing the same old stuff. Berger’s piece is populated by gems like, …education reformers exploit the refrain “21st century,”…

It’s Going To Take How Long To Fix Kentucky’s College Remedial Course Requirements?!!!

Four days after I posted the new information from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) about Kentucky’s continuing high levels of college remedial requirements, Susan Weston at the Prichard Blog got around to mentioning it. Her take, not surprisingly, is different from mine. She says that “we have progress, but not enough progress.” I…