Shackling Educators to Test Booklets
Constitution / Education

Shackling Educators to Test Booklets

As Election Day nears, voters are faced with a variety of decisions that will affect aspects of their life from healthcare to education. In Missouri, an amendment to the state constitution that is on the November 4th ballot could have resonating effects on the state education system, teachers and communities. Amendment 3, which would be inserted … Continue reading

Yes means Yes.: California’s Affirmative Consent Legislation
Culture / Education / Politics

Yes means Yes.: California’s Affirmative Consent Legislation

Last week California passed a law that caught the attention of universities across the state and people across the country. The new law, Senate Bill #967, requires that universities create and implement protocol to address sexual assault of students, faculty and staff on the college campuses. This new bill states that universities who fail to put … Continue reading

What Uber and School Choice have in Common: A Response
Education

What Uber and School Choice have in Common: A Response

     A few days ago, an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) claimed to answer “what Uber and school choice have in common.” Courtavich, the author of the article, juxtaposes two industries–education and transportation–that are facially very different but whose underlying concerns may, in fact, be quite similar.  The answer proffered by the … Continue reading

Clashing Curriculum: The ideological fight over what should be included in high school textbooks.
Education

Clashing Curriculum: The ideological fight over what should be included in high school textbooks.

Last week a busy intersection rang with the shouts of students from many Colorado high schools who felt that their education had been compromised. They toted signs that read; “There is nothing more patriotic than protest” or “Don’t Make History A Mystery” and “I don’t think my education should be censored!” The students were protesting … Continue reading