Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Seriously?  Teenagers have no idea who Osama Bin Laden is, according to Yahoo Search Blog. This is a major failure on the part of parents and school systems/teachers.  Are we really that deep into the touchy/feely and PC world where we don’t want to upset anybody or make them feel bad?  I’m not saying that […]

I don’t know why I continue to read stories about union protests in this state anymore.  They’re simply rhetoric and hate and a total lack of education of a problem.  Ironic though that the problem is a lack of education when it comes to those in the teaching profession.  Let’s take a look at some […]

So the Providence teachers are upset that they all got termination, not layoff, notices yesterday.  And they have no idea why. One teacher said she feels “disrespected”.  Why?  The city is merely following the law.  According to the law and the teachers’ contract, the school board must notify any teacher by March 1 if their […]

The Providence Phoenix has a story this week, “Not Waiting for Superman” where author David Scharfenberg describes Teaching for America, an organization looking to improve education in public schools.  The premise is that anyone with a college degree, in any field, who is willing to work hard for two years in a public school system […]

“This is immoral, illegal, unjust, irresponsible, disgraceful and disrespectful,” said George Nee, president of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO, to shouts and cheers from a crowd of more than 500 at Jenks Park. “What is happening here tonight is the wrong thing … and we’re not going to put up with it.” That’s what Nee had […]

Today, Jennifer Jordan wrote an article stating that “Almost Two-Thirds of Students Entering CCRI [are] Not Ready for College Work”.   One little aspect of statistics that is left out in the projo article is they’re not looking at all Rhode Island high school graduates who go to college, only those who go to CCRI.  The numbers are […]

Drop the D!


I read the article in the NY Times about the school in Mt. Olive, NJ that is one of the most recent to drop the D as a possible grade.  Now students can only receive an A, B, C or F.  I think this is a wonderful idea. As the article mentions, who really wants […]