Has Your Eight-Year-Old Learned To Write This Well? He Can

Redeemer's older students are learning the mechanics of writing paragraphs, reports, and essays. Here is a final draft of a report from one eight-year-old student. Here is a transcription of what the boy wrote: Dolphins and Humans In the wild and in captivity, dolphins interact with humans. Normally, dolphins are fun-loving because they enjoy playing. … Continue reading Has Your Eight-Year-Old Learned To Write This Well? He Can

Professor Explains Why Students Should Write With Their Hands Instead Of Keyboards

Emory University English professor Mark Bauerlein is a long-time cultural critic, as a senior editor of the First Things journal and author of numerous reports and books about the state of American culture and education. One of his recent essays argues that parents and teachers of students who struggle to write should unplug their kids … Continue reading Professor Explains Why Students Should Write With Their Hands Instead Of Keyboards

Everyone Knows Graduates Can’t Write, But Testing Won’t Solve That

Longtime Hillary Clinton compatriot and education nationalizer Marc Tucker recently wrote in his Education Week column on a frequent theme from employers: Many graduates nowadays can't write, speak, or think worth beans. My organization decided a few weeks back that we needed to hire a new professional staff person. We had close to 500 applicants. … Continue reading Everyone Knows Graduates Can’t Write, But Testing Won’t Solve That

Employers: We’ll Train People Who Can Write And Speak

The dean of a community college, who blogs anonymously about his profession and has worked at three different colleges, recently wrote about a meeting¬†with a set of local employers. Community colleges, of course, work closely with nearby employers on technical programs and certifications. The number one thing these employers wanted was not specific, technical training. … Continue reading Employers: We’ll Train People Who Can Write And Speak