Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Why We Homeschool

Strip search angers parents
Vocational school denies girls’ rights were violated in hunt for credit card, cash
Thursday, January 26, 2006
Mary Beth Lane
Nearly two dozen girls were stripsearched at a Pike County vocational school while officials investigated the possible theft of a credit card and money.

Graduates unfit for work
say top firms
By Alexandra Blair, Education Correspondent
BRITAIN’S biggest companies gave warning last night that, despite a record number of graduates entering the job market this year, many will lack the basic skills needed for employment.

The Trouble With Boys
By Peg Tyre

They're kinetic, maddening and failing at school. Now educators are trying new ways to help them succeed.....

The problem won't be solved overnight. In the last two decades, the education system has become obsessed with a quantifiable and narrowly defined kind of academic success, these experts say, and that myopic view is harming boys. Boys are biologically, developmentally and psychologically different from girls—and teachers need to learn how to bring out the best in every one. "Very well-meaning people," says Dr. Bruce Perry, a Houston neurologist who advocates for troubled kids, "have created a biologically disrespectful model of education."

Stupid in America By JOHN STOSSEL
Jan. 13, 2006 — "Stupid in America" is a nasty title for a program about public education, but some nasty things are going on in America's public schools and it's about time we face up to it.

On Becoming 'The Bad Class'
All Things Considered, January 23, 2006 · Commentator Emily Wylie teaches 11th grade English at a New York City public girls' school. She also taught them when they were in 8th grade, and since then they've gotten a reputation as a bad class. Wylie doesn't disagree.

1 comment:

Tina said...

Amen to all of the above!!


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