A Popular Principal, Wounded by Government's Good Intentions (1 Comment)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 2:53 PM
BURLINGTON, Vt. — It’s hard to find anyone here who believes that Joyce Irvine should have been removed as principal of Wheeler Elementary School. John Mudasigana, one of many recent African refugees whose children attend the high-poverty school, says he is grateful for how Ms. Irvine and her teachers have helped his five children. “Everything [...]
February 4, 2010:
Israel's Time To Know Aims To Revolutionize The Classroom (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 2:29 PM
This is the story of Time To Know, an enigmatic Israeli startup that has somehow managed to remain under the radar of Israel’s tightly knit startup scene. What makes this feat wondrous is not only because of the daunting challenge the company has chosen to meet, but that it has quietly ramped to 350 employees [...]
January 19, 2010:
The Public School Nightmare: Why fix a system designed to destroy individual thought? (No Comments)Posted in: Site Updates by SoulRiser @ 6:05 PM
Added new article by John Taylor Gatto, called "The Public School Nightmare: Why fix a system designed to destroy individual thought?" Click here to read it. I personally think it's one of the best articles I've ever read about public schooling.
October 16, 2009:
Schools Minister Vernon Coaker dismisses as a "backward" step a review of primary school education saying children should receive formal lessons before the age of six. The Cambridge primary review found children respond better to play-based learning at a young age, and that there was no evidence to suggest it would hold them back in [...]
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