August 19, 2017
Education

Testing Tyranny, Part 4

July 9, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    In the first three installments of this series (available here, here and here), I explained some of the many negative effects of mandatory, high-stakes testing.  In this article, I’ll focus on the history of this testing craze and explain why testing has very little to do with education. In [Read More]

Education

Baltimore Schools: Inmates Running The Asylum

June 12, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel   As regular readers know, I’ve been cataloguing the many failings of government in Baltimore. Crime rates, particularly violent crime rates, are skyrocketing since Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby’s failed persecution of six police officers in the accidental death of local petty criminal and drug dealer Freddie Gray. While [Read More]

Education

Grading The Graders

January 16, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    Familiarity breeds contempt, or so the old aphorism goes. Virtually all Americans have had the benefit of a K-12 education at public expense, but unlike exposure to other experiences, an extraordinary number feel having had that experience makes them education experts. They’ve been exposed to teaching, and [Read More]