Forget bloggers and the economy; this is why newspapers are going under left and right. Go on; try to count the grammatical errors.Â (Try not to be distracted by the incredibly scuzzy Uncle Sam figure or the strange logical errors.) If the reader has to have a good understanding of a topic to comprehend a [...]
Sometime in the last few generations, logic started getting short shrift. I don’t mean logic as a concept; plenty of people can, and do, invoke “logic” as a defense for completely absurd arguments. No, I mean LOGIC, the formal subject of study, the one involving formal concepts like “and,” “or,” and “xor,” as well as [...]
A retired teacher reveals he was illiterate until age 48. The author seems to think this story is inspirational. I would call it disgusting and a sign that our educational system is a wreck.
… that about half the population will vote for about anything: the Miami-Dade County School Board voted 5-4 to fire six teachers and accept the resignations of 26 others. The teachers in question had all paid to obtain continuing education credits, rather than taking actual courses, and then lied about the credits by representing them [...]
According to a new study, most college students are basically unable to handle real-world life. Not surprising, but very disturbing.
The NCAA has banned Indian names and mascots at postseason events. One question: if a given people group (tribe, in this case) is not offended by the use of its name and/or likeness by a college athletic department, but outsiders without any ties to that group deem the group’s name, itself, to be “hostile or [...]
In case you haven’t heard, the Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools tried to implement a sex education curriculum that endorses homosexuality as a normal and amoral (not “immoral,” “amoral”) lifestyle choice. Whether or not one agrees with that proposal, the fact is that the school system gets its facts wrong and makes theological arguments – [...]
Kids used to study History, Geography, and Western Civ. Well before the time I hit middle school, though, we switched over to Social Studies, which presumably is supposed to evoke the idea of sociology. My main memories of social studies were obscure listings of the principal exports of a handful of African countries, a few [...]
A college student in California, writing a paper for an English class about the history of Christianity in the United States, used the word “God” (big ‘G’), and was failed for it. Her professor said that it (the use of a big ‘G’, as opposed to vague references to a “Christian god”, apparently) “would offend [...]
A friend, who is a grad student at a major, well-respected university – names of student and school withheld, for reasons which will soon be obvious – reports that a student in a class she T.A.’s asked for a word definition during an exam. The word: “monogamy.” Shocked, my friend asked the student if he [...]
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