Must-reads, in our opinion, from this week’s education news.
Framework for New Science Standards Coming Next Week, Curriculum Matters
Read Lynne’s take on the last draft, here.
Tough Calculus as Technical Schools Face Deep Cuts, New York Times
Our question: Do students at career and technical schools receive a “well-rounded” education?
Gatsby without greatness, Chicago Sun-Times
Roger Ebert makes a powerful case against giving struggling students dumbed-down versions of classic literature: “There is no purpose in ‘reading’ The Great Gatsby unless you actually read it. Fitzgerald’s novel is not about a story. It is about how the story is told. Its poetry, its message, its evocation of Gatsby’s lost American dream … .”
What Did Harry Potter Learn at Hogwarts? The Answer Sheet
Harry Potter fans, take note: The wizarding world does not suffer from a narrow curriculum!