Embracing International Students: Lowering Standards for the Almighty $$$

May 3, 2012 As we seek ways to attract international students to our college campuses, lowering our standards and accepting candidates solely to boost revenue and clout doesn’t seem to be a smart way of going about it. But, it is exactly what’s happening. As states cut back on subsidies, slashing budgets and tightening belts, […]

Dumbing Down of the Electorate: Idiocracy in the Making

March 15, 2012 I once saw a bumper sticker that read “Stupidity Should be Painful”. This was years ago and I still remember it. And agree with it too. I don’t want to sound like an overeducated snob. But I believe that an electorate that turns solely to Fox News and Rush Limbaugh instead of […]

Down the Rabbit Hole

December 15, 2011   “Alice came to a fork in the road. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ responded the Cheshire Cat. ‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered. ‘Then,’ said the Cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.” –Lewis Carroll Education has taken a nasty fall. In fact, if we do not […]

Education As We Know It: Time to Review, Revise & Upgrade

December 8, 2011 There’s been a great deal of talk lately about the value of education whether at the elementary, secondary or college level. People are starting to wonder whether a college degree is worth the tuition required to earn one. The education system as we know it is no longer working. Some education leaders […]

Is No Child Left Behind…threatening to leave our nation behind?

September 29, 2011 It has been ten years since the passing of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), but there has been little to no improvement in our country’s education standing amongst other industrialized nations in the world. Last week, President Obama offered those states struggling under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) program’s […]