Category Archives: Education


Sometimes we touch upon the question of what people know or don’t know.  Probably this has something to do with what they study, assuming that they remember any of what they are exposed to in school. So what do college … Continue reading

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Educating Ginny

We’ve home-schooled our kids through 8th grade. That has had its ups and downs. At one point, just after the twins were born, I decided to have a look at the history of World War Two, the greatest of all … Continue reading

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Waiting for Super-Flynn

The NAEP has begun giving students vocabulary tests.  New Mexico fourth-graders came in 50th out of 50 states – although they still beat DC.   New Mexico usually does abysmally on standardized tests, but we often have managed to score higher … Continue reading

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Dollars down the Educrathole?

The internet has made teaching small involved classes a rewarding pleasure: when an interesting issue comes up laptops fly open and we immediately have the data we want. Yesterday in my social issues class we were discussing per-pupil expenditure by … Continue reading

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