Arnold Kling with another great post: "With or without a virus, I want schooling to be reinvented."
"Teachers Unions Want Wealth Taxes, Charter School Bans, and Medicare for All Before Schools Can Reopen"
Yeah, banning charter schools is absolutely necessary to fight the virus. Sure. Who are they kidding?
Some parents try to do the best thing for their kids in the midst of our virus troubles. Guess who that annoys?
Related; "You will be made to feel guilty".
Stanley Kurtz has some good suggestions.
And something that I think is very worthwhile to pursue: "Ivanka Trump: College isn’t the only job path; 'Find something new'".
I think school choice is a winning issue for conservatives. Big time.
I agree with Joanne Jacobs: the covid scare will be a boon for home schooling.
In my view, once we have accounted for the differences created by the overall cultural environment, genetic inheritance, and gestational variation, there is very little room for specific interventions to make a difference. In The Nurture Assumption, Judith Rich Harris pointed to evidence that parental behavior makes little difference in children’s outcomes. If the people who are most heavily involved in raising children make little difference, then what is the likelihood that, say, a particular elementary school teacher or a specific schooling method will make a difference?
Discouraging to say the least, but--with some important exceptions--probably true.
To be auctioned off in the middle of next month.
"22 Buildings of High-End Brick & Slate Construction"
"3.5 Hours to Boston; 4 Hours to New York City; 3 Hours to Montreal"
"Turn-Key Opportunity – Equipped/Furnished"
But save your pennies, folks: the minimum bid is $3 million.
Sometimes Doonesbury was too Liberal for me, but other times it was remarkably conservative and quite funny. His series on the decline of standards at "Walden College" is an example.