Commentary by John Merrow

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Commentary: My College Education

Commentary: My College Education

America's "system" of higher education resembles an elephant: huge, lumbering, and difficult to describe.

Jun 1st, 2006 | 1 comment | 8,816 Views
Commentary: Where Are the Voices of College Presidents?

Commentary: Where Are the Voices of College Presidents?

Here's a quiz for you. Name the presidents of any three of America's 4,000-plus colleges and universities.

Dec 21st, 2005 | 0 comments | 3,247 Views
Commentary: Educating California

Commentary: Educating California

ask kids where they're from, and they will not name the street they live on. Instead they will answer "nowhere," because it means they have no gang affiliation.

Mar 7th, 2005 | 0 comments | 3,772 Views
Commentary: Unlearning Bad Science

Commentary: Unlearning Bad Science

As children, we make all sorts of "common sense" assumptions about the ways the world works. So how do teachers help their students unlearn?

Feb 23rd, 2005 | 3 comments | 6,641 Views
Commentary: Safety and Excellence

Commentary: Safety and Excellence

As far as schools are concerned, there are three kinds of safety: physical, emotional, and intellectual. But excellence demands all three.

Sep 15th, 2004 | 0 comments | 8,191 Views
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