Scientists have created software that can grade short-answer essays in five seconds.
How well do you know that soccer coach or piano teacher?
How much do you really know about that soccer coach or piano teacher?
Solo cups are usually the domain of college kids at keg parties, but they’ve been in the news lately thanks to a very different demographic: politicians. As TNR senior editor Alec MacGillis pointed out on Twitter yesterday, it’s been a few politically newsworthy days for the iconic red plastic cup:
LinkedIn's play for college-bound teens mimics the worst of the college-admissions racket
The Common Core's absurd new reading guidelines
Meet the "Lexile," the absurd reading metric for the Common Core.
This morning, over 120 children’s book authors and illustrators sent a letter to President Barack Obama expressing concern for “our readers,” a.k.a. tots through tweens. The undersigned, who include such luminaries as Maya Angelou, Judy Blume, Jules Feiffer, Phillip Hoose, and Jane Yolen, say they fear the preponderance of testing in American schools keeps children from learning to love to read.
Emily Yoffe has managed to outrage everyone on Twitter this morning despite having written nothing about our infuriating Congress.
Students are headed back to school, which means the media is busy enlightening us yet again about the university admissions process.
Why American schools need more testing, not less.
I’m really grateful to Paul Berman for his reply to my recent New Republic column “Stop Forcing Your Kids to Learn a Musical Instrument,” a reply that is good-humored and sympathetic. The past day has actually been a rather difficult one for me, as that piece upset a lot of people.