Monday, June 16, 2008

Two Million Minutes --LA Times writes more

Check this link for very good stuff including Harvard's reaction.

http://www.latimes.com/news/education/la-na-educate16-2008jun16,0,2554838.story?page=1&track=rss

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here you go Dan, maybe angels are listening.

http://eriksyring.wordpress.com/2008/06/07/teaching-elementary-school-mathematics-for-specialists-only/#comment-69

Erik said...

Two million minutes interview assembled at...
http://eriksyring.wordpress.com/2008/06/15/high-school-important-but-earlier-grades-even-much-more-so/

Anonymous said...

"Wagner said Compton hit a nerve at Harvard because he was confronting an implacable divide between the American business community and the education establishment."

The education establishment are the teacher education departments at the college level that prepare new teachers. They are responsible for implementing the grants and training teachers. It is so apparent at the Leadership Institutes and state meetings over math standards - which groups have control over the agenda, as well as, the content.

School districts need to learn when to say no before they accept as gospel the gimmicks universities are trying to sell them (e.g. the Achieve Standard).

Children make decisions about their future at around eighth grade - future engineers need to have had thorough exposure to algebraic thinking at that age and the Singapore MOE accomplished that goal. They did it! Americans can't sit flat-footed. Take the offer, its free, and the world isn't going to wait.

dan dempsey said...

Great Point Made about the Singapore Ministry of Education....

Contrast that Group with the Federal US Department of Education or....

the State level OSPI...

Wow are we in bad shape...

Niki Hayes Ed News article that I linked on the Failure of Tutoring gives even further insight into this tragic mess.