NEW U OF I STUDY SHOWS EARLY ACADEMICS NOT NECESSARILY BETTER FOR KIDS

A University of Illinois professor is stirring havoc among early childhood education advocates with a new study that debunks the popular belief that earlier formal education is better. Furthermore, the report maintains that a narrow academic curriculum does not recognize the innate inquisitiveness of young children and ultimately fails to address the way they learn.

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At Issue: Community College for All

During yesterday’s State of the Union Address, President Obama once again touted his American Graduation Initiative, introduced last July as part of a larger national agenda for higher education.  Both opponents and advocates of universal community college have already begun to weigh in on Obama’s proposal.

 

“Put simply, what I’d like to do is to see the first two years of community college free for everybody who is willing to work for it,” the President said. “Forty percent of our college ...

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New AP History Curriculum Emphasizes Negative View of U.S. History, Principles

The College Board has changed its Advanced Placement U.S. history curriculum so it now omits central figures and battles from American history and puts in their place negative depictions of U.S. history and principles.

The organization claims its material only adds to and does not replace state-based material. The College Board was contacted for comment but did not respond.

“There are about 500,000 kids a year who take AP U.S. History,” said Texas State Board of Education member Ken Mercer, who opposes ...

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