Opinion: On this Whole Insane Stanford Debate

Palm Drive

The New Yorker wrote a mean article about Stanford, and Stanford people are very upset. In a blog post published on Monday, Nicholas Thompson commented on the departure of 12 Stanford undergraduates to work on a startup partly funded and Continue reading

Education Advisers to Obama and Romney to Debate; Live Webcast

Taking the Election to School

Next week Teachers College Columbia University, the college’s graduate school of education, will host an education debate titled “Taking the Election to School: Making Education a Focus of the 2012 Election.” John Schnur, education adviser to President Barack Obama, and Continue reading

Teach the Election: Examining Presidential Debates


The first presidential debate for the 2012 election is coming up on Wednesday at 6 p.m. here on the West Coast. Hopefully, teachers across America will suggest that students watch the first matchup between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Continue reading

Debating Student Evaluations of Teachers


Teacher assessments are a hot button issue. We recently wrote about the Chicago teacher strike where one of the main points of contention revolved around teacher evaluations.  Recently on the New York Times’ Room for Debate, they wrote about student evaluations Continue reading