Category Archives: Education

Maybe Attacking Labor Dems For 25 Years Was A Bad Idea: The MA Teachers Edition

To be clear, I don’t think voting against a Democrat given the current crop of Republicans, even the supposedly moderate ones, is ever a good idea. But, like it or not, when you crap on your base repeatedly, it has … Continue reading

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If We’re Vetting Candidates, There’s One Group No One Is Mentioning

Last week, Democratic/left-ish/lefty Twitter had a nice mauling session. While I’m really not concerned about unity or comity (the various wings of the Republican Party despise each other, yet they seem to be doing rather well electorally), it’s weird that, … Continue reading

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Attorney General Sessions’ Approach To ‘Antiwhite Bias’ Is Based On Flawed Math

I’m shocked. As we noted yesterday, the Justice Department under noted Keebler Elf and guy too racist to be a judge in 1986, Jeff Sessions, will be investigating supposed antiwhite bias in college admissions (but will they also investigate affirmative … Continue reading

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‘Antiwhite Bias’: Careful What You Wish For…

This week, Il Trumpe and racist Keebler Elf/Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced they’re going to investigate the scourge of discrimination against white people in college admissions (and the NY Times beclowned itself by referring to this as “antiwhite bias” in … Continue reading

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When Campbell’s Law Collides With School Suspension Data

For those who aren’t familiar with Campbell’s Law: “The more any quantitative social indicator is used for social decision-making, the more subject it will be to corruption pressures and the more apt it will be to distort and corrupt the … Continue reading

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The Problem Isn’t Algebra

So the algebra wars are flaring again, thanks to the California chancellor of community colleges (boldface mine): Algebra is one of the biggest hurdles to getting a high school or college degree — particularly for students of color and first-generation … Continue reading

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Views On College Dent The ‘Front Row/Back Row’ Frame

Chris Arnade has done a lot of interesting work, but he constantly refers to the ‘front row kids’ and the ‘back row kids.’ The front row kids are the ones who did well in school, understand all the rules, and … Continue reading

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