Stumped, Part Two: Born Into This

As we discussed in my last article, American education is in crisis. The evidence is well-known: flat-lining and/or sinking test scores, disproportionate dropout rates, far more skilled jobs than qualified workers, misguided government policy, skyrocketing costs amidst a declining economy, etc etc. Much heated debate surrounds these issues, and it all sounds like attacking the symptoms instead of the illness itself.… [Read more]

No Free Speech In School

A high school Biology class is learning about genetics and cell research.  The class has already covered the memorization parts about terms and procedures, and have done punnett squares and other problems to be able to apply their new knowledge.

Their teacher has now had them read articles about bioethics in regard to patient consent in “donating” cells. … [Read more]