Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Request For Info On Common Core

Walter Russell Mead has an article which notes that Alabama has adopted new standards for its schools which validate different acceptable standards of achievement for students based on ethnicity, disability and other criteria. He quotes this passage from the WSJ: According to this article by Jamon Smith, “Beginning this fall, Alabama public schools will be […]

Training Student Messengers

From Reason 24/7: The Los Angeles Unified School District will use a state grant to train teens to promote ObamaCare to family members. Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, announced grants of $37 million on May 14 to promote the nationally unpopular law. LAUSD will receive $990,000. The district listed as a primary outcome […]

What Is The University’s Mission

Timothy Taylor has a couple of interesting charts on international spending for education as a function of GDP. The first shows that per capita GDP to per student spending for primary and secondary education is about what you would expect. The US spends more than other countries but our spending is pretty much within the […]