Right now, charter schools are not meeting the need they were created to fill.
Of all the impassioned debate we've witnessed in this presidential campaign, there has been remarkably little said about a policy issue critical to America's future: public education.
But at least spending by those registered committees will be eventually reported. As seen in the nationally-attention-grabbing
That way, before you do make up your mind on which answer is right, you'll have first heard all the options and have an intelligent
If it is a conditioned theory, is it advanced as truth or falsehood? If it is advanced as truth, is its truth accepted on
It's probably best that our nation's founders are not around to hear the current debate about education policy in the United States. Those who fought and worked so hard to create this new country likely would be badly confused, and probably greatly frustrated, by the language being used today.
Teaching philosophy entails making students aware of what they may overlook -- the emotional advantages and disadvantages of holding a particular viewpoint. This is important because students may not even realize that the emotions can exercise a powerful influence upon thinking.
What should be surprising is not that a case must be made for philosophy in America's high schools, but that philosophy hasn't already become an integral part of its schools long ago.
Education is not about being taught more and more reasons about why we alone are right and everyone else is wrong. Rather, it is a process of being given more and more air, a wider perspective that affords us a grander, more Olympian sweep of everything.
My role as an unapologetic advocate for public education in the most affluent predominately African-American county in America often turns a trip to the park into a lesson on why large public education systems struggle, and why successful parents may be asking the wrong questions before making choices for their children.