The Learner’s Updates

  • Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'

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    independent.co.uk | Article Link | by Sarah Cassidy, Bryony Clarke

    The working lives of teachers have become “unbearable” because of constant monitoring and as a result they are quitting in such numbers that the p. ...More

  • Your Two Kinds of Memory

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    slate.com | Article Link | by Annie Murphy Paul

    A young doctor-in-training examines a new patient. Should she draw information for the diagnosis from her “E-memory”—electronic memory, the kind th. ...More

  • Why Do Americans Stink at Math?

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    nytimes.com | Article Link | by Elizabeth Green

    When Akihiko Takahashi was a junior in college in 1978, he was like most of the other students at his university in suburban Tokyo. He had a vague sense of wa. ...More

  • The Myth of Chinese Super Schools

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    nybooks.com | Article Link | by Diane Ravitch

    On December 3, 2013, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced yet again that American students were doing terribly when tested, in comparison to. ...More

  • Poor Kids Who Do Everything Right Don’t Do Better Than Rich Kids Who Do Everything Wrong

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    washingtonpost.com | Article Link | by Matt O'Brien

    America is the land of opportunity, just for some more than others.

    That's because, in large part, inequality starts in the crib. Rich. ...More

  • The Learner Community Invites You to Attend the 2nd Symposium of Early Childhood Pedagogy

    The Learner Community encourages educators, academic researchers, students, and professionals to attend the 2nd Symposium of Early Childhood Pedagogy. Early Childhood Pedagogy Symposia are spaces of academic reflection, interdisciplinary re. ...More

  • Agency Warns About Decline in Access to Education

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    nytimes.com | Article Link | by Patrick Blum

    London — Social mobility through education is waning around the world, despite increased access to education, the Organization for Economic Cooperatio. ...More

  • In Colorado, a Student Counterprotest to an Anti-Protest Curriculum

    nytimes.com | Article Link | by Jack Healy

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    Arvada, Colo. — A new conservative school board majority here in the Denver suburbs recently proposed a curriculum-review committee to promote patriotism. ...More

  • Taking Standardized Tests in Middle Age: Examining the Doctor

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    3quarksdaily.com | Article Link | by Carol A. Westbrook

    The single most important skill you need to practice medicine is the ability to pass multiple-choice exams. Most people saw thei. ...More

  • Inside the Mammoth Backlash to Common Core

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    motherjones.com | Article Link | by Tim Murphy

    One night last September, a 46-year-old Veterans Administration research manager named Robert Small showed up at a public meeting with state educatio. ...More