While many in education and STEM fields embrace the new Common Core standards, many strongly oppose them. Some hold the belief that the Common Core will lead to a national curriculum, others believe the standards are weaker than what states have already implemented.
American students are falling behind students in other countries on international assessments of math and science. Statistics such as these are driving the call for education reforms to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the country’s schools.
Nearly a decade ago U.S. Congress, warned that America will fall behind in the global economy if its education system doesn’t produce more workers with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.
Chris covers the US Patent Office canceling the Washington Redskins trademarks, the latest in the Lois Lerner email scandal, and Louisiana Bobby Jindal ending the state’s participation in Common Core. He also talks to comedian Bobby Lee, who will be performing at Helium Comedy Club this weekend.
Chris Stigall talked to syndicated conservative columnist Michelle Malkin on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about a rally Americans For Prosperity are holding in Harrisburg to support the Paycheck Protection Act.
Is reading a good book one of your greatest pleasures? New research suggests that reading novels is more than entertainment; it seems to be good for the brain.
As the year ends, let’s look at what priorities have emerged in education.
A former New York City teacher is out with a no-holds-barred memoir/slash/manifesto about what ails public schools.