Friday, September 25, 2009

Sec. Duncan's talk re: NCLB

What do you think of this talk by Arne Duncan?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

African American College Enrollment

See this Editorial, and note the online commentary. . .

Docs on Education

Dr. Henderson and I taught a May X course on educational documentaries.

See our blog for information on many fine documentaries related to education, including Hard Times at Douglass High

Standardized testing

Good Op-Ed in The State today questioning the use of standardized testing

Friday, September 18, 2009

Student participation?

Consider this study on student participation.

Recommended Reading

The work of Malcolm Gladwell:



Thursday, September 17, 2009

REVISED Schedule and assignments

Note the changes below:

F 9/18/09
—Thomas Jefferson: Publicly Supported Education

M 9/21/09Corridor of Shame: See website

W 9/23/09—Pt. 4, text, ejournal due

F 9/25/09—Read "What These Children Are Like," Ralph Ellison

M 9/28/09—Read "Return of the Deficit"

W 9/30/09, F 10/02/09—View Hard Times; see the related web page: Hard Times

M 10/05/09—Group Presentation workshop

W 10/07/09, F 10/09/09—Discuss Hard Times, essays (APA, etc), poverty (conclude)

M 10/12/09, W 10/14/09—Group Presentations

F 10/16/09—NO CLASS MEETING, DRAFT essay

M 10/19/09—Discuss Kozol, Letters due

Wednesday, September 16, 2009