Dec 16, 2013
I was fortunate. I went to an elementary school that over-prepared me for high school, and in turn, a high school that over-prepared me for college. By the end of eighth grade, I had a 25-page paper on Johannes Kepler and his theory of elliptical orbits under my belt. Throughout high school, it was routine to receive an  Read More. . .
Dec 2, 2013
Last week I talked about technical and vocational schools. I wanted to take some time and follow up a little more about it. Forty years ago, getting a degree from a four-year school was a huge deal – something that only the best and brightest got. It meant that you were on the track to get a high paying job in a  Read More. . .
Nov 25, 2013
Every few weeks or so, US Education Secretary Arne Duncan and New York State Commissioner of Education John King profess and insist upon the need to ensure that more students go on to higher education. Every few weeks (via E-mails or Twitter) I ask them why. Please don’t misconstrue what I mean when I ask them. I don’t  Read More. . .
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