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Month: September 2022

Some Thoughts on Education (6) – FAQs (A) How do I give my children what I lack? And (B) why must students learn things they will never “use”?

If parents are the most important factor in their children’s education, what chance do my children have? I didn’t get a good education, how do I give my children what I lack? As a parent you don’t need to know everything, none of us do. In fact, some parents with great educations help their children …

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Some Thoughts on Education (5) – Three Educational Challenges: Families, Politicization, and Technology Use

It is my judgement that the biggest problem with education has nothing to do with schools. Given this, hiring better teachers, training them another way, building better buildings, offering other courses, reforming teachers’ unions—I do not believe that any of these things get to the root of the problem. I’m not saying we shouldn’t try …

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