Conservative Link Soup: Public Schools Rely on Testing, Ignore Critical Thinking and Apprenticeships


Critical Thinking

Tree octopus exposes internet illiteracy

Donald Leu, a researcher from the University of Connecticut, conducted a U.S. Department of Education-funded study of internet literacy among so-called “digital natives,” fabricating the tree octopus to test students’ ability to evaluate information they find on the internet. More », See Also

Graduates, but Ill-Prepared

Big Disparity Reported Between Getting a Diploma and College-Readiness Rates

New York state high-school students’ college and career readiness lags far behind the graduation rates that most school districts post, according to data from the state Department of Education. More »

Testing

NCLB’s High-Stakes Testing Worries Districts as ELL Numbers Rise

Shuler Pelham spent Wednesday morning trying to explain to a 15-year-old Mexican boy why he should come to school. More »

Research shows practice tests more useful than studying

Taking practice tests is more beneficial than drawing diagrams and late-night cram sessions, according to a new study. More »

Apprenticeships

Study: Students need more paths to career success

The current U.S. education system is failing to prepare millions of young adults for successful careers by providing a one-size-fits-all approach, and it should take a cue from its European counterparts by offering greater emphasis on occupational instruction, a Harvard University study published Wednesday concludes. More »

Do an apprenticeship: bags of money and no graduate debt

Despite university fees and the earnings potential of trades, raising the status of apprenticeships is a battle

Richard Sagar did well in his Scottish highers, but for him university was definitely not on the radar. “From quite an early age, I knew I wanted to learn a skill or a trade. I just couldn’t see myself in a desk job in an office.” More »

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