Category Archives: Education Policy

Teachers—Walk a Mile in their Classroom

I was lucky enough this past week to visit some classrooms and see teachers using Sketchpad in various ways. It's been seven years since I was in the classroom myself, so for me it was like coming home. It brought back a lot of great memories, though also some reminders … Continue Reading ››

Statistics For All

In my daily search for math news, I found this great clip from TED from 2009 by Arthur Benjamin. The overall message from Professor Benjamin is that calculus shouldn't be the pinnacle of high school math courses that we push all students to strive for, but rather statistics and probability should be the 'mecca' of high … Continue Reading ››

Obama, the Status Quo, and the Purpose of Education

In last week’s State of The Union Address, President Obama said, “Instead of funding the status quo, we [will] only invest in reform—reform that raises student achievement, inspires students to excel in math and science, and turns around failing schools that steal the future of too many young Americans, from rural communities to inner cities.” Continue Reading ››