Lend Students iPads Preloaded With Textbooks
Students show their schedule and receive an iPad (or e-reader of some sort) preloaded with the books they need. At the end of the semester, students turn in their iPad, or take it in to be reloaded, with the new semester’s books. The school would own the devices, eliminating the question of whether students can afford them. I know there are a lot of questions about such a plan and I...
An Educational Rubicon?
The last few years in education have seen teachers and their unions under attack, the rise of an alternative teaching force with Teach For America, charter schools being touted over public schools, and legislation which indicates there is a perceived crisis in education. Has a tipping point been achieved? Will education in the rest of the 21st century be radically different than what we know...
Should States Fund College Education?
Should states provide funding for a college education for their citizens? The question was raised as I read through my news articles this morning. It seems more and more the answer is simply, “no,” students (and their parents) can pay. This rationale troubles me in several ways. There is the argument that, while states and local municipalities do provide K-12 education for all citizens, not...