The Data Monster that Devours Privacy

Laura Chapman, a retired teacher and curriculum advisor in the arts, recently posted a piece for education historian Diane Ravitch on this brave new data-obsessed world of ours. What it suggests/reveals should give us all pause, even those without school-aged kids....

Quotable Quotes: 2/3/2014

** “Modern research indicates that more areas of the brain are engaged when children use cursive handwriting than when they keyboard. We’re not thinking this through. It’s beyond belief that states have allowed cursive to slip from the...

Quotable Education Quotes: 12/16/2013

** “It’s fascinating to me that some of the pushback [to the Common Core] is coming from, sort of, white suburban moms who–all of a sudden their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t quite as good as...