ADHD: Why the Cases Are Doubling in Number

In a recent article, Health Day reporter Amy Norton posited that maybe, just maybe, the global rise in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be due to us adults having “unreasonable expectations of young children,” just as researchers have been...

Kindergarten: The New First Grade

Those in the know have been saying it since the dawn of the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 and high stakes testing: Kindergarten has been “reformed,” replacing play and socialization skills with learning to read–and much the shame....

Making Education News: 8/29/2013

1). In the 2012-13 school year, funding for pre-school programs for 4-year-olds rose by $181 million to $5.3 billion. 2). Obama has now proposed $75 billion in grants to promote his plan for high-quality preschools. 3) The Obama administration has come up with a plan...

“Government failure is hardly new, though President Obama has given it a characteristic new twist: A program’s proven inability to do the things it is supposed to do is now an argument for expanding it. In our new progressive era, no program can ever end...