Education

Ethnic Studies and Bible Studies in High School

The state government of Arizona has been in an ongoing fight with the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD). For more than two years now the school district and office of the state Superintendent of Public Education (with¬†assistance¬†from the state legislature) have been butting heads over a Mexican American studies program. Opponents charged that the program…

The Purpose of Education in a Democratic Society

I think it is fair to say that the educational system in the United States faces an existential crisis. From the university level on down it, the expense continues to increase without producing recognizably better outcomes. The United States continues to lag behind other nations in student performance while our system of higher education (once…

Denigrating the Faculty Lounge

When did it become acceptable to publicly belittle teachers? I get that we need to have real conversations about the way in which we certify and compensate teachers for their work. But where would any of us be without their efforts? I’m sure Mitt Romney benefited from some great teachers and remembers some of them…