Has a need to be politically correct at all times brought us to our knees in terms of innovation and exploration? Are we doing a disservice to students by stymieing their curiosity for fear of getting in trouble?
My nephew's birthday is coming up, which means I have to find him a gift that is both fun and functional. Well, it doesn't have to be functional, but I prefer it that way. He is going to get his fair share of Scooby-Do gear, toy rockets and pirate paraphernalia.
A friend of mine from high school recently attended a presentation at his daughter's school about its STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) curriculum. He noted that he was amazed by the confidence and poise of the students there as they talked about computers, robotics, and engineering in general.
I recently read an article that talked about President Obama's potential plan to lengthen the school day and/or eliminate summer breaks for American kids. Based on the fact that many U.S. kids are falling behind their peers in other countries when it comes to test scores, it may be...