Category Archives: EDUCATION

EDUCATION & REALITY?: In a New Age

Lisa’s comment on Facebook this morning catches me cold: Instantaneous access to information appears to be eroding our ability to thoughtfully reflect. And it makes me stop and think. And try to form an opinion by experience. When I read, … Continue reading

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EDUCATION: Dumb and Dumber

Volleyball team going to court after filing a lawsuit against the college for cutting the sport? Equal Opportunity? Only reason they came to Quinnipiac College? For crying out loud, don’t these kids know that there’s an economic crisis going on? … Continue reading

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EDUCATION: Dumbing Down to Make ’em Smarter?

I really, really need to stop reading the news. This, from the White House Blog on making college more attainable: The fact that well over one million students who could qualify for aid went without it during the 2003-2004 school … Continue reading

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EDUCATION & REALITY?: More on the Dumbing Down of America

Ronni Bennett has an excellent post up at Time Goes By referencing Ralph Keyes, writing in Editor & Publisher, wherein he advises writers against retrotalk, that is, phrases and idioms that many young people or immigrants may not be familiar … Continue reading

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EDUCATION: Summer Cramming?

Looking around for some quick short class setups for web design, code, digital art, and some specific software instruction (Tinderbox, In-Design, etc.) to maybe speed up my learning process here. It seems to take me forever to logic out a … Continue reading

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EDUCATION: A Response on Plagiarism

Just received a comment from someone whom I’d quoted via an article in one of my posts on the education system and today’s students and want to highlight it here as it has somewhat restored my faith in mankind, even … Continue reading

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EDUCATION & WRITING: More Good News!

While I think I’ve neglected to properly acknowledge the accomplishments of Carolyn in getting into a special writing program at Vassar, I’d like to congratulate her now along with a big hip-hooray for Mary Ellen and her achievement of acceptance … Continue reading

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HYPERTEXT & WRITING: Relative?

Very disappointed to see that not only is hypertext or any other form of new media not represented at the Tunxis Writers Festival this year, but that the public is not being offered the ability to attend this community college … Continue reading

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EDUCATION: Follow the Yellow Brick Road…back.

With the economy turning things upside down and the remedies themselves changing the playing field, many folks find themselves switching plans and directions out of necessity. From today’s msnbc, “Experts expect fewer manufacturing jobs, more health care work”: This summer, … Continue reading

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EDUCATION: Subject to Interpretation

From FactCheck.com: Whether the education system in the U.S. has improved greatly or needs great improvement may depend on whether a president is nearing the end or just beginning his time in office. Oh.

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EDUCATION: When Good Writers Go Bad

Or, maybe I finally found me a way to make some money. Yes folks, plagiarism is a good option for students who are simply too stressed and busy to write their own papers. And now it seems that even this … Continue reading

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EDUCATION: Not only “America’s Shame”

While I agree with the concept of the Chronicle’s point that universities should include a more globally caring image in areas of what is taught in “anthropology, cultural studies, economics, ethics and sociology,” it does make one look deeper into … Continue reading

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EDUCATION: An Interesting Proposal

From Steve Sailer’s perspective on a Louis Soares article: But, here’s a reform for making some degree of “college attainment” more feasible, one that I’ve never seen suggested before: Why shouldn’t four year colleges give out two year Associates of … Continue reading

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EDUCATION: Where Have All The Artists Gone?

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LITERATURE: Blindness – The IF Factor

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