In general, there are two points of view regarding Common Core. On the one hand, you have concerned parents and teachers who believe Common Core is a barefaced power grab by the federal government with catastrophic results that will only Continue reading The Surprising, Little-Known Origins of Common Core
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
Today it hit me. The AP biology exam, among others, should ideally test a person’s knowledge and ability at a college level. So why not teach it like a college course? I just realized what is missing. Primary source materials. Continue reading This is what AP biology classes are missing!
If you’re a high school student thinking about where to go for college, I dare you to try the Minerva Project. Here’s the deal. A lot of really smart, qualified students get turned down by Harvard because there just isn’t Continue reading How to get an Ivy League education at half the price, and live wherever you want