#foreignlanguagematters: Schools stuck on stupid

The Washington Times – Deborah Simmons “Yet there’s another reality that needs our attention: Foreign-language speaking in American schools is on a one-way street. We’ve turned the spigots on full blast on English-as-a-second-language (ESL) programs, with...

The benefits of teaching children foreign languages

The Technician Online – Daniel Root “One who speaks three languages is called “trilingual.” One who speaks two languages is called “bilingual.” One who speaks only one language is American. According to a Forbes Magazine article, less than 20 percent of...

Why education is important for its own sake

The Indianapolis Star – Andrew Downs “The fall semester has begun at colleges and universities across the state. By now, the new students have begun to question the wisdom of scheduling classes back-to-back in different buildings. They also have learned...

Stem Degrees Not Earned by Math Alone

Diverse Education – Lisa M. Tittle “The science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degree and career emphasis of the past several years has cast a shadow over the importance of e­ffective reading and writing skills as they pertain to academics and...

A lack of education could be as deadly as smoking. Here’s why.

Vox – Libby Nelson “Every year, a new paper argues, tens of thousands of Americans die sooner than they should for an entirely preventable reason. It’s not smoking, or not exercising, or eating sugar. It’s dropping out of high school and...

Marketers Should Worry About Math Education In The US

Ad Exchanger – John Sisson “Today’s marketers rely more heavily on data about their audiences so they can craft personalized messages. In marketing, analytics may have always been fundamental to the ability to refine a campaign over time, but it’s become...