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Why Were Science and Social Studies Excluded from Common Core Standards?

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have come under fire from education experts around the US. The primary issue appears to be, not what is included in the CCSS, but what has been left out. Some of the additional criticism centers on the often ‘heavy-handed’ way the federal government has handled standards implementation. Many state educators believe the federal government, once again, has usurped control from the states to further a controversial policy. Born of the perceived failure of the No Read More...

Comparing Education Systems Over 3 Decades

What's changed in 30 years in our school systems and classrooms? The US education system has changed dramatically since the 1980s, not totally for the better. While most learning techniques have become more effective, some of the “personal touch” of many teachers has become too dependent on technology. Most educational developments have been positive. For example, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (1975), officially, Public Law 94-142, has been a beacon for meeting the needs of infants, toddlers, children, Read More...

The Importance of Teaching History in the Public Schools

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it." -George Santayana" This quote is also attributed to Winston Churchill who repeated it in a speech to make it historical. It's as true today as it has been always. Tеасhіng history in оur ѕсhооlѕ is very іmроrtаnt, аnd it іѕ fаіrlу оbvіоuѕ bу thе wау the American vоtеr vоtеѕ, that thеу rеаllу don't knоw thеіr hіѕtоrу vеrу wеll. Fоr іnѕtаnсе Hіtlеr wаѕ a ѕосіаlіѕt, аnd ѕосіаlіѕm Read More...
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