The War on School Discipline

Back to November 2014 Ed Reporter The War on School Discipline Six Years of Meddling by Arne Duncan’s Office of Civil Rights by Michael J. Petrilli First published on October 13, 2014 in National Review. Reprinted with permission of the … Continue reading

Book of the Month

Back to November 2014 Ed Reporter Book of the Month Do Fathers Matter?: What Science Is Telling Us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked, Paul Raeburn, Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014, $26.00 Paul Raeburn is a past president … Continue reading

Preschool and Kindergarten Data Mining

Back to November 2014 Ed Reporter Preschool and Kindergarten Data Mining In Colorado, more than 42,000 toddlers through kindergartners have been subjected to Teaching Strategies Gold (TS Gold) assessments. Colorado parent and political commentator Michelle Malkin reports that TS Gold … Continue reading

Useless Student Privacy ‘Pledge’

Back to November 2014 Ed Reporter Useless Student Privacy ‘Pledge’ Although several technology companies that collect data about schoolchildren signed a voluntary “Pledge to Safeguard Student Privacy” in October, there is no means to enforce this agreement, nor is there … Continue reading

Education Briefs

Back to November 2014 Ed Reporter Education Briefs As the Supreme Court begins its 2014-2015 term, it is noted that the Justices may have reined in a propensity “to serve as the nation’s school board.” In the past five years, … Continue reading

Students Terrified by School Speaker

Back to November 2014 Ed Reporter Students Terrified by School Speaker Amherst, Massachusetts middle school students and 9th-graders were recently told by a visiting social justice activist during school assemblies to visualize their loved ones killed by an assailant, then … Continue reading

Students Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Back to November 2014 Ed Reporter Students Guilty Until Proven Innocent President Obama, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and the Department of Justice are forcing colleges to adopt policies to punish students for sexual harassment. The … Continue reading

My Brother’s Keeper

Back to October 2014 Ed Reporter My Brother’s Keeper In February, President Obama appointed a task force to examine ways philanthropies and corporations can help overcome bad outcomes for minority boys. His initiative, called My Brother’s Keeper, is a program … Continue reading

L.A. Computer Rollout: Something is Fishy

Back to October 2014 Ed Reporter L.A. Computer Rollout: Something is Fishy Los Angeles Unified School District has suspended its contract with Apple Computers and Pearson Education under a cloud of controversy. The second-largest school district in the nation selected … Continue reading