Category Edcuation/Computers

The Skills Gap?

The Skill Gap Exposed In One Simple Chart—My Critique   << https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/feed/channel/education>&gt; The original essay was written By Paul Petrone September 19, 2016 I have spent much of the past 20 years looking for jobs, a huge majority of these STEM jobs, in software and electronics. So, I do have some practical experience with the […]

Education Reform in a Nutshell

Education Reform in a Nutshell A Chance To Make History by Wendy Kopp 2011, published by Public Affairs. This is more of a critique of education reform as much as it is a critique of this book. Wendy Kopp is the founder of Teach for America. This is kind of like the Peace Corps for […]

Common Core –Bill Gates–My Critique

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) <<https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140219011406-251749025-3-myths-that-confuse-the-debate-over-america-s-schools?midToken=AQEO_2akUAi_xw>&gt; Bill Gates and his ilk are all for CCSS. Gates has put a few billion dollars of his own money into this endeavor. He seems to think that we are not producing enough graduates with the skills they need to compete in a worldwide market. He and others are […]

Bill Gates– Annual Report

3 MYTHS THAT BLOCK PROGRESS FOR THE POOR << http://annualletter.gatesfoundation.org/#section=home>&gt; By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been. People are living longer, healthier lives. Many nations that were aid recipients are now self-sufficient. You might think that such striking progress would be widely celebrated, but in fact, Melinda and I […]

Underrepresented?

Underrepresented? Proponents of change, i.e., progressives, people who believe that A Nation at Risk, is correct and their ilk, suggest that it is not fair if every sub-group of humans in the United States is not represented in every category of human endeavor, including education, in accordance with their relative percentage of population. College in […]

Education Policy: When Will Learning’s Tomorrow Come?–My Critique

Education Policy: When Will Learning’s Tomorrow Come? http://www.texaspolicy.com/center/education-policy/blog/when-will-learnings-tomorrow-come What enables you to read this blog post? Your desktop PC? A smart phone? A tablet computer? However you’ve stumbled across this, odds are it was not in some printed binding of The Huffington Post’s latest blog entries. You probably do much of your reading on monitors […]

Technology in Education–My Critique

  Education Week Published: September 1, 2011 Technology in Education http://www.edweek.org/ew/issues/technology-in-education/ The rapid and constant pace of change in technology is creating both opportunities and challenges for schools. The opportunities include greater access to rich, multimedia content, the increasing use of online course taking to offer classes not otherwise available, the widespread availability of mobile […]