Concerns about Education in the time of “the virus”

What is the primary goal of American education? According to the US Department of Education, it is to “build a solid foundation for learning for all children.”  Notice the absolute word “all” in the statement. At the current time, this goal is not being addressed. The...

“Happy Father’s Day?” Whose Father?

                                                  And now, for something completely different!  We await the consequences of the virus for American education. How will schools across the country reopen in the fall? In a past post, I’ve suggested that school closures...

Opportunity from Adversity

In the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic, the fabric of American life is changing. Schools across the nation are closed, some for the remainder of this academic year.   As more states and districts shut down in response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the...

Why Are U.S. Schools Still Using Everyday Math?

The Everyday Mathematics Program is widely used in American schools. It is based on a constructivist approach to math. To understand the difference between traditional math instruction and constructivism, consider the following: In a traditional math class, the...