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Transgender students, serious academics, USMLE Step 2, integrative learning, and more: Required Readings, 08.08.16

The “good Pope” believes that schools are teaching children that they can choose their gender. ‘The pope blamed what he called “ideological colonising” backed by “very influential countries,” which he did not identify.’ Seriously, a Pope is complaining about ideological colonization via schools? Has the man ever picked up a …

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POTUS grad speech, internship ethics, vocational ed, MS desegregating, and more: Required Readings, 05.17.16

In a speech delivered at the 250th commencement ceremony at Rutgers University, President Obama assailed anti-intellectualism in the country while promoting “facts, evidence, reason, logic, an understanding of science.” An issue close to my heart, and my wallet: Should colleges charge for academic credit earned from unpaid internships? Vocational education …

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Teacher helps pupil with his reading, FSA (Farm Security Administration) camp for farm workers. Caldwell, Idaho. School is held at the camp because of lack of room in city schools
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Freelance academics, trigger warnings, loyalty oaths, failing schools in FL, prep school sex scandal, NLRB football ruling: Required Readings, 08.16.15

You don’t have to be tenured to engage with the public about your research: Freelance Academics as Public Intellectuals The discourse regarding trigger warnings in higher education continues: Coddling of the American Mind and a disaster for education and mental health, or missing the point about addressing the needs of students with post-traumatic …

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Wyoming standards, Common Core’s gay agenda, grad student secular groups, commencement brou-hahas, and the Brown case: Required Readings, 5.20.14

RR has been following the Wyoming situation regarding the Next Generation Science Standards. The New York Times examines the issues at hand, including the role of energy extraction industries. Speaking of educational standards, Common Core has been debated since its inception. But a Florida state representative has a rather novel argument …

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Religious Holidays, Science Teacher Suspended for Doing His Job, Standardized Testing Eulogy, Charter Schools, and Segregation 60 Years after Brown v Board, it’s Required Readings 04.20.14

Good Sunday morning.  Did you know to ast Eostre is the goddess of spring (or the dawn depending on which source you read)?  Yep, Easter, like Christmas is another pagan holiday co opted by early Christianity.  In December, around the shortest day of the year, we bring into our homes …

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Required Readings, 13 August 2013

Are atheists more intelligent than religious people? Do people really still believe separating children from half of the population is healthy? This and more on today’s Required Readings! Have a nice day everyone! State to fund separate classes for boys and girls in religious Israeli grammar schools – sure, let’s …

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