Required Readings

Required Readings, 10.26.14

Welcome to a new day for Required Readings, which will henceforth be presented once a week, on Sundays. RR is a collection of news stories, opinion pieces, and education resources we hope you’ll find interesting and/or useful, particularly if you’re a skeptical educator of some sort. But we can’t do …

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Required Readings

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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Higher EducationPop Quiz

Pop Quiz: Commencement speeches

At my small school, I am required to attend graduation as part of my faculty duties, but it’s something I’d probably do anyway because most of our students attend their graduation. I like to see them so happy and excited and to congratulate and wish them well. Of course this …

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Girl-Type Graduates! Congratulations! Now Go Make Babies Like Proper Lady People!

Did you miss me while I was on holiday? Allow me to make up for my self-indulgent absence by self-indulgently using some vacation slides to illustrate this triumphant return post! To wit, get a load of this guy, Mr. Peter Heck, social studies teacher, “conservative motivational speaker,” and 2 June …

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