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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 16, 2009
Why the Insanity of College Admissions Will Change The insanity of competing for spots at elite colleges and why that competition will relax in the future.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 13, 2008
Psychology of Change Psychological explanation as to why people are generally so resistant to change.
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 5, 2009
Why Our Children Need National Multiple Choice Tests While unpopular, we should insist upon national standardized tests for our children at every grade level.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 24, 2009
Crazy College Admissions and the Canadian Alternative Why students and their families caught up in the college admissions frenzy should consider the alternative of going to university in Canada.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Don't Know Much About History What our students don't know about history and why they should know it.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 14, 2008
High School Diploma Should Mean Something While it is important that we increase the numbers of students graduating from high school and improve our methods of counting dropouts, it is even more important that we establish national standards to insure that a high school diploma means something.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 7, 2009
Clemson Steps into a USN&WR Rankings Mess Frank admissions by Clemson official as to how that university is gaming the USN&WR college rankings.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 17, 2008
A French Perspective or Une Perspective Francaise A bit of humor (hopefully) from across the pond
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 27, 2013
Why Universities Still Need Affirmative Action A defense of race in college admissions
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The Obama Effect and its Psychological Implications Researchers recently found that after the election and inauguration of the President that the achievement gap between the races disappeared based on scores on questions from the GRE. There is other promising psychological research to suggest that this might not be a mirage.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 12, 2010
Stop China Bashing Examines how American newspaper writers are treating China
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 19, 2009
Affirmative Action Against the SAT A new approach to increasing diversity at public universities, in states with anti-affirmative action laws. Piling on against the SAT.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Silent Alarms About American Education Stories about education the public will ignore
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 23, 2009
Don't Push Uneducated Students into Colleges Rebuttal of recent calls to send more U.S. students to college.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 5, 2009
Jettison the SAT A new policy from the College Board and another reason why colleges should discontinue requiring the SAT test.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 1, 2008
Time Magazine Crowns Education's Next Messiah Cover story in this week's Time Magazine about Michelle Rhee, who is being championed to save public education
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 30, 2009
Right Move by the College Board Regarding Advanced Placement The College Board has shifted its policy with regard to the Advanced Placement program. They are now emphasizing, along with equitable access, that only students who are adequately prepared to take the classes should be admitted into them.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 4, 2021
Parental Rights and Public Education Shouldn't Mix There are many problems with the parental rights movement in public education.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 16, 2008
No More Teachers Dirty Looks A 21st century school reform from a 20th century psychologist
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Stats Help for Journalists and the Public A common statistical error journalists make and how to spot it
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 6, 2009
Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics Regarding the Advanced Placement Program Misreported statistics about the Advanced Placement program are misleading the public about the program's success.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 2, 2009
A Positive Sport's Message A decision to disobey his college football coach by NFL player Mike Golic, illustrates an important psychological principle.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Nonsensical Rankings From Those People Who Bring You Nonsense An evaluation of three school rankings' systems (Newsweek, Washington Post, and USN&WR) and why you should ignore them.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 23, 2009
What's Wrong with a Free Press Why the press should rely less on anonymous sources.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 26, 2009
Garbage In, Newsweek Data Out Newsweek's high school ranking methodology distorts reality and misleads the public.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Reporting the News Well and, Well, Not so Well The story of the Montana plane crash and how it was handled by two newspapers.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 2, 2009
A Cut California Governor Shouldn't Make Why Governor Schwarzenegger should not slash funding for Hastings College of the Law
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 30, 2008
Real SAT Ire...Really Why college admissions' offices should dump the SAT and require subject tests.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 4, 2011
Behind the great Firewall In recent weeks, access to two stories from the Washington Post about China - one on media censorship - have been blocked by Firewall censors. Those handicaps are ongoing reminders that Chinese media operate with one hand tied behind its back.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 20, 2008
Baylor Shoots at USN&WR Rankings...And Then Backs Down How one college devised a clever plan to game USN&WR's college rankings and then changed its policy in response to criticism
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 8, 2009
Paying Students to Perform Several recent programs in which low income high school students are being paid for successfully completing college courses are showing some promising results.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 27, 2014
Don't Worry, Be Happy Thailand's complicated political scene is largely misunderstood in the West.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 10, 2008
Cheer Up America, You Could be In France or Switzerland A reprieve from the economic news with a look overseas
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 16, 2009
National Education Standards and Tests are Unlike the SAT A response to a recent Christian Science Monitor commentary that equated problems with the SAT with the problems we might expect to encounter in developing national educational standards for states.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 11, 2008
Education Gap Widens and No One Cares Widening racial gap in educational performance that has become so commonplace that we no longer see it
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 25, 2010
How the Internet can Benefit Journalism A specific instance of how using the Internet can improve what we read in a newspaper.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 16, 2013
Colleges, not the Supreme Court, Should Control Admissions' Policies The upcoming affirmative action case to be decided by the Supreme Court is about more than race.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 9, 2008
Media Mangles Education News... Again A study about college admissions tests
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 28, 2009
When Newspapers Become Fish Wrap How newspapers are letting us down.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 30, 2009
Covering up the News The overuse of anonymous sources.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 22, 2008
Fixing the California Education Mess A step to begin fixing the fiscal crisis in the California State University system
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 15, 2008
A Psychologically-Inspired Economic Recovery How psychological science can fuel an economic comeback
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 18, 2009
How Not to Report the News A piece of bad journalism in which the San Francisco Chronicle slams the Mayor of that city
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Reframing Our Economic Recovery Psychologically repairing America's economy
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 10, 2008
It's Education, Stupid Candidates ignoring education
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 13, 2010
Ad Hoc Explanations for China's Tragedies are not the Answer Refutes some of the explanations for the series of China shootings
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 7, 2009
Advanced Placement News is Generally Good After years of declining percentages of AP exam-takers passing those tests, passing percentages on the 2008 exam held constant from 2007. That good news, however, is tempered by the fact that there remains a large racial achievement and participation gap on the exams.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 21, 2009
Why Headlines Matter We get a lot of our news merely from the headlines of stories so it's important news sources get them right.

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