Published Articles & Media
Is American education racist?
Will digital learning be killed by kindness?
More Facts, Fewer Hopes
Evidence fails to sway in testing policies
Review of The Bee Eater by Richard Whitmire
Diagnosing Education Reform
Review of The Same Thing Over and Over by Frederick M. Hess
CliffsNotes Are Too Hard
There’s a story this week in the Wall Street Journal on a new initiative by reality-show producer Mark Burnett and AOL to produce funny videos based on CliffsNotes guides to literary classics.
The Brand in the Classroom
With Google so popular and trusted and beloved, can teachers reduce the idle and distracting behaviors of the service and increase the intellectual behaviors of it?
The College Board and Foreign Languages
Italian professors all across the country should salute the College Board and the advocates who pressed for reviving the course, including Dr. Margaret Cuomo, the Italian Language Foundation, and the Italian Government.
Not Just Which Books Teachers Teach, But How They Teach Them
When high school students in English class sit down to write a short paper on a book the odds are low that they will proceed to analyze the work in detail. Students typically engage in “reader-response” exercises or in a discussion of various contexts of the work, including the biography of the author, relevant social issues at the time of publication, and the ethnic identity of the characters.
The New and Old of Digital Learning
What stands out in a rendition of recent digital breakthroughs in learning is that it relies on some of the most routine progressivist assumptions about learning.