Required Readings

Religion and schools, abortion training, out-of-state tuition, defending music ed, NOLA charters, and eradicating graphic novels in college: Required Readings, 06.14.15

Dogma-based practices insert themselves into the education system in a variety of ways. Sometimes, they present via proselytization, pregame prayers, or religious education. Within medical education, there is “The Scarcity of Abortion Training in America’s Medical Schools.”

As states cut back on funding higher education, public universities are increasingly “Raising out-of-state tuition and catering to the students who can pay it.”

One “grumpy old teacher” wishes people would stop defending music education by touting its beneficial effects on test scores.

The charter school miracle in New Orleans following the reformation of the schools in the wake of the post-Katrina floods is perhaps not so miraculous after all. For more on education in New Orleans 10 years later, check out NPR’s special series.

A first-year kindergarten teacher reconsiders her future in education. Why? Testing.

A California college student and her parents are protesting the graphic content of several graphic novels required for an English course she took, hoping to have “the book eradicated from the system.”

Protecting student data vs. conducting education research

Eight months ago, 43 students from a Mexican university disappeared. What happened to them is still a mystery.

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