Wow! This is a tough call. I really appreciate the sentiment behind Lincoln University’s fitness requirement for undergraduates. But in today’s politically correct atmosphere, I can’t image that it will stand a chance in the court of public opinion. Here’s the story. Students at Lincoln University, PA with a body mass index of 30 or… [Continue]
A Parent’s Report Card
I enjoyed this week’s TIME magazine article on helicopter parents called “Can These Parents Be Saved?” by Nancy Gibbs. It looks at the over-parenting trend and an even newer trend of “rebels” that are trying to get parents to just calm down. When my kids were in elementary and middle-school, I remember those dioramas that… [Continue]
Common Core State Standards?
I spent some time today reading about the Common Core State Standards initiative. I’m not yet sure what I think of it. My first reaction is that these sorts of federal education standards are usually so bland that they don’t really contribute much to the actual business of education. What do you think?
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