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November 2014

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Chinese Super Schools?

"No one, after 12 years of Chinese education, has any chance to receive a Nobel prize, even if he or she went to Harvard, Yale, Oxford or Cambridge for college . . ." Yong Zhao Read more
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Weekend Funnies: How to inspire kids to be "Not a scientist"

Man-Made Climate Change?The Colbert Report  - VideoThe "I'm not a scientist" riff starts at the 2:50 mark.  The entire video (under 5 minutes)  is well worth the watch: The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video... Read more
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MIT Prof argues that Higher Ed Online Learning is Misguided

Bring in the Hollywood budgets and special effects Read more
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The problem with tests that are not standardized

Alfie Kohn delivers a blow to teacher-created tests (the wrong kind for the wrong reasons) Read more