Monday, November 27, 2006

Extra Credit Reading: Monday, November 27, 2006

Would you believe that there are high school students who don't know any better than to use internet slang in their academic writing? Believe it!

Since today is Math Monday,
we have the skinny on the New Jersey district that issues each and every middle schooler their very own P.D.A. to use in math class.

The battle over the teaching of "intelligent design" in public schools has gone international, with dozens of state-run schools in Britain
now incorporating I.D. into their curricula.

Here's an EduShock: when it comes to Chicago's schools, the institutions that earn the highest test scores are those with the largest class sizes.

While size may not matter in Chicago, how on earth can those office-dwelling trolls EduCrats in Los Angeles possibly justify imposing student-to-teacher ratios as high as 60-to-1 in that district's physical education classes? (Ooops! We nearly forgot. NCLB doesn't mandate testing in P.E.-- yet.)
See our latest EduPosts and yesterday's Extra Credit Reading.