Competitiveness vs. Excellence: The Education Crisis That Isn’t (##)

“What’s the matter with us?” demands Bob Herbert in his August 7 New York Times column. “The latest dismal news on the leadership front” proving that we’ve become “a nation of nitwits” comes courtesy of a report from the College Board, he says. “At a time when a college education is needed more than ever to establish . . . (Read More)

Against “Competitiveness” (#)

EDUCATION WEEK September 19, 2007 Against “Competitiveness” Why Good Teachers Aren’t Thinking About the Global Economy By Alfie Kohn Here are some phrases that might reassure us if they were used to defend a particular education policy:  “excitement about learning” . . . “deeper thinking about questions that matter” . . .  “promoting social and moral development” . . . ... Read More