As this Atlantic article laments, students are lacking a robust character education. This has everything to do with the strong push for growth in math and reading since NCLB, continued under RTTT, and now will likely progress under ESSA. (Who can keep track of these acronyms?) Obsession over growth in math and reading only will […]

I’m discussing the Olympic Games in second grade. I asked the kids what they knew about the United States before assigning them other countries. Here’s a sample of what I heard: The United States is fun Denny’s Benning Road (presumably the student’s address) I ask, “What’s the capital of the United States?” Texas Mexico Mind […]