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N.Y.’s Regents tests are terrible: No wonder students never learn to write well

I teach students formulas to satisfy this requirement. This is not teaching them how to write. Though the Regents ... We’re obsessed with “college and career readiness.” Not only do these tests fail ... read more

Why so many college students are lousy at writing — and how Mr. Miyagi can help

Maguire The failure ... teach these skills to college freshmen? The composition profession evades the teaching of writing, I think, because the job seems impossible these days, especially in 14 weeks. ... read more

5 Vital Skills Schools Are Failing To Teach Well Enough

Used to be that reading, writing, and arithmetic were all you needed to get by and do well in the world ... In my opinion, our schools are filling students’ heads with trivia rather than teaching them ... read more

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How Colleges Are Failing Their Students

Most traditional four-year colleges are great at teaching ... students need to get a job and what those students actually need. The job market and the economy have changed so drastically in the last ... read more


How universities are failing their grad students

A working group of faculty and graduate students in the Graduate Organization of the Writing Program Administrators recently published a report on the labor conditions for graduate students who teach ... read more

Students Want to Write Well; We Don’t Let Them

You probably got to play around some (or a lot) and were able to fail ... Can’t Write is about how we teach — or don’t teach — students how to write effectively, particularly at the threshold between ... read more

Returning to Texas, Briles has lessons to teach

Too often, we fail to see the good in people ... the wisdom of the coach who once turned Baylor into a college football power. “(W)e believe that he will be able to use his life experiences to teach ... read more

Top colleges like Yale are teaching students to prioritize happiness—not money and power

“It’s a kind of parenting that’s focused on college admissions and mitigating risks. We have to help students develop their own voice, to pick themselves up after failure ... writing her to request a ... read more

The ‘elective’ issue: Medical schools are failing to teach doctors to discuss abortion

But there are hidden contributors as well, which pose more insidious ... clinical experiences around abortion. And when students’ beliefs require they have no direct role in abortion care, schools ... read more

We are teaching kids how to write all wrong — and no, Mr. Miyagi’s rote lessons won’t help a bit

[Why so many college students are lousy at writing — and how Mr. Miyagi can help] It said that the main reason young people can’t write well is that colleges are not “really trying to teach students . ... read more

To help more New York City teachers get comfortable teaching computer science, Cornell Tech offers a ‘safety net’

With well-equipped teachers, the hope is that all ... Without a standard sequence of skills that are taught, schools can’t count on students having a foundation to take on more complex material, like ... read more



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