Having taught economics at a number of colleges for a number of years, I especially welcomed a feature article in the June 22 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education, on how economics courses with the same name can be very different at different colleges.
Recent headlines in Florida claim our state is searching for a “rock star” to fill the role of commissioner of education. That headline does little to stimulate interest and in fact is likely to do more harm than good.
"Is our children learning?" as George W. Bush so famously asked. Well, no, they is not learning, especially the history of their country, the school subject at which America's young perform at their worst.
Gov. Rick Scott will never win any popularity contests with the liberals at Florida's teacher union. Now, his curious call to shift budget savings back to education threatens to undermine his conservative base, as well.