Should your child learn this instead of computer programming?

There’s a new kind of money called Bitcoin. Maybe you’ve heard of it. It’s based on computer code. As the poem goes:   The demand for coding Is exploding.   The boom in smart phone apps, games, and cryptocurrency ensures Continue reading Should your child learn this instead of computer programming?

Using computers to grade your child’s writing

A detailed Washington Post article about the Common Core noted that the Educational Testing Service (ETS) is ramping up plans to have student essays graded by computer. This is happening even though, by their own admission, the computers are not Continue reading Using computers to grade your child’s writing

What should our children be learning?

The job market changes, but some things don’t. Centuries ago, a man in Renaissance Italy pressured his son to become a musician. By learning music, the young lad would be able to secure a reliable income, and reach financial success. Continue reading What should our children be learning?

What They Don’t Teach You in Advisory

It”s a painful waste of time. And it’s mandatory for high school students in most of Los Angeles (and possibly many other parts of the country). It’s the class most teachers probably never wanted to teach, and most students wonder Continue reading What They Don’t Teach You in Advisory