Eduwonk, Nutritionist

Several colleagues have already emailed me wondering why I would tell the WaPo that reading and math are empty calories? But I didn’t. My point was that good schools teach reading across the curriculum and don’t have to cut history or science just to get enough kids over often relatively low hurdles under No Child Left Behind. In other words, good instruction is a good meal, test prep –especially at the expense of instruction — is a doughnut. This review of a recent E.D. Hirsch book, and the book itself, has more.

Also worth noting that while not bulletproof and albeit with some debatable recommendations, this study is a lot more solid than the last time CEP looked at the time issue.

3 thoughts on “Eduwonk, Nutritionist

  1. Anonymous

    Your comments page seems to have a bug. When I pull up an archived page it immediately forwards me to the “Leave your comment” page, without my requesting it. I am only leaving a comment in the hopes that doing so will allow me to access the page I wished to read in the first place

  2. Anonymous

    Humorously it seem I am unable to navigate away from this page even if I leave a comment. The “close this window” button in the upper right hand corner does not work.

    You might want to get this fixed so people can read your blog archive before they comment on it.

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