Three-way head-on collision of a red, yellow, and green car at a demolition derby.
Critical ThinkingEducationPolitics

Surprise! Grades are nothing like dollars.

Everyone likes a good ideological parable, especially when it confirms what they already believe to be true about the world. I recently caught the following gem on Facebook, which seems perfectly crafted to tickle the fancy of your garden-variety “daggum socialist Obama” conservative type: An economics professor at a local …

Pop QuizSecondary Education

Pop Quiz – Hey Sir, Are You On Facebook?

“Are you on Facebook?”   Work with teenagers long enough and this question is sure to rear its head. The answer, of course, is always “I’m not cool enough for that” and that’s usually enough to snip the discussion. In fact, most of them are depressingly eager to accept that …