Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Berea Middle Tutoring/ Katherine Christie

Christie, Katherine



Education Issues in the News

The debate on education

Cheating in schools

Negative impact of testing in UK

Merit pay in Texas

The stigma of free meals

Single-Sex education

SAT-prep help more affluent?

"Zero tolerance" and public discussions of education

Read the Op-Ed linked below from The Greenville News? Is "zero tolerance" an effective discipline stance for schools? What do the comments on-line reveal about how we view schools and discuss education as a society?

Parents speak against rigid discipline policies

Expulsion can cause lifelong difficulties for students and enduring problems for society

Published: Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 2:00 am

Feb 6 and 7 class sessions

To Do:

1) Class introductions! Let's introduce ourselves all around. . .

2) Form groups and decide topics for groups/final essay.

3) Email me or come to class with your Qs about assignments, expectations. (Be sure to read "Welcome to the Occupation.")

4) Look at Educational Leadership issues and discuss scholarly writing.

5) More about proof and "scientific". . .