Is your Congressman Smarter than a 5th Grader?

I’m making a motion. Any legislator who votes in favor of a standardized test in education, must first pass the test in question. Second, anyone? It's not that I need my congressman to be Albert Einstein or Sheldon Cooper (though I’d prefer the people I elect to be smarter than say, Justin Bieber), but I … Continue reading Is your Congressman Smarter than a 5th Grader?

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Declarational Law

A Florida judge recently ruled that evaluating teachers on students’ math and reading standardized test scores was constitutional – even if the teachers didn’t teach math or reading. I work in education so have a professional interest in this topic. Assessing teachers on subjects they don’t teach seems contrary to common sense. What next? We’ll … Continue reading Declarational Law

Voter seeking Candidate

I have a very low tolerance for hypocrisy in politics, which makes it very difficult to listen to any single politician for more than about five minutes – or decide who to vote for. I’ve written about how difficult it is to choose a candidate before. Smartvoter.org is a good place to start, but their … Continue reading Voter seeking Candidate

Can’t Math? Outsource!

I don’t know why everyone is so down on American education. The schools are doing exactly what we ask them to – keeping the kids busy while we’re at work. I suppose it won’t hurt to teach them something, but keep it light. We don’t want our kids knowing more than we do and whatever … Continue reading Can’t Math? Outsource!