12 juin 2019

Let’s get real with college athletes about their chances of going pro

The ConversationWhen the NFL draft takes place, it will represent a professional dream come true for the 224 college football players who get picked. More...

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Why Facebook belongs in the math classroom

The ConversationSome of your friends are also friends with each other, while others are not. It’s quite likely that you can find a “clique” who are all friends with each other. More...

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The SAT’s new ‘adversity score’ is a poor fix for a problematic test

The ConversationThe College Board recently revealed a new “adversity score” that it plans to use as part of the SAT in order to reflect students’ social and economic background. More...

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Chicago’s Urban Prep Academy – known for 100% college acceptance rates – put reputation ahead of results

The ConversationWhen I joined Urban Prep Academies in 2006 as the founding math teacher at what was to become the nation’s first all-boys public charter high school, the school’s faculty and staff had one central goal. More...

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I was an expert witness against a teacher who taught students to question the Holocaust

The ConversationWhen I first set out to research how the Holocaust was being depicted in textbooks in New Jersey’s public schools, my hope was to see what students were being taught about the systematic state-sponsored killing of 6 million Jewish men, women and and children. More...

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School vouchers expand despite evidence of negative effects

The ConversationFor the past couple of decades, proponents of vouchers for private schools have been pushing the idea that vouchers work.
They assert there is a consensus among researchers that voucher programs lead to learning gains for students – in some cases bigger gains than with other reforms and approaches, such as class-size reduction. More...

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In the name of ‘amateurism,’ college athletes make money for everyone except themselves

The ConversationThe report – titled “Madness, Inc.” – details just how much money other people make off Division I athletes versus how much money is being spent on their college education. More...

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Are America’s teachers really underpaid?

The ConversationIn the spring of 2018, thousands of public school teachers walked out of their classrooms in a half-dozen states, protesting low salaries, rising class sizes and cuts to school budgets that have prompted most teachers to buy their own classroom supplies.
Additional strikes followed in 2019 in Los Angeles, Denver and Oakland.
While these walkouts, which enjoyed much public support, were about more than teacher pay, stagnant teacher salaries were central issues. More...

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Universities in crisis: why a cut in tuition fees and longer loan period would make most students worse off

The ConversationUniversity tuition fees in England are some of the highest in the world, with an average annual cost of £9,188. This means that English students are paying significantly more for higher education that those in many other countries – including the US which is known for its expensive tuition fees, and where the average student pays US$9,410 a year (around £7,518). More...

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The Augar Review: what it could mean for students and universities

The ConversationAfter many months of delay, while it was caught up in the policy vacuum created by Brexit, the Augar Review has finally been published. More...

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