Dispelling Myths About Online Learning

Despite the growing number of virtual students, many academics still believe outcomes for online education are inferior to those of face-to-face instruction, according to Babson Survey Research Group’s most recent annual report, Online Report Card – Tracking Online Education in the United States. In my experience, the opposite is true. Many who doubt the effectiveness […]

Student Activists on the Brink at Brown

It has finally happened. You are adrift. A raft of badly lashed-together memories and a few fairly buoyant facts: That watercraft is you. But thanks to an article in The Brown Daily Herald, the Ivy League university’s student paper, you are listing badly. You are at sea. “Schoolwork, Advocacy Place Strain,” says the headline, “On […]

The Importance of Ethical Education

There is only one man in the world and his name is All Men. There is only one woman in the world and her name is All Women. There is only one child in the world and the child’s name is All Children. — Carl Sandburg We stand on the brink of undreamed exploitation of […]

The Rock and Roll Superintendent Making a Difference

Southern California’s Coachella Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) is one of the poorest school districts in the United States, with most families living below the poverty line. As journalist David Nazar stated, “Eastern Coachella Valley has a lot of poverty comparable to some Appalachian mountain communities, Native American reservations in South Dakota, even some Texas […]

Donald Trump Accidentally Reveals He's Just Another Big-Government Liberal

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump believes education is one the most essential functions of the U.S. government. It’s right up there with security and providing health care for the nation, he told a crowd in Wisconsin Tuesday night.  Yet Trump has called for the elimination of the Department of Education, meaning he would destroy the agency […]