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education, the state, and protecting children from ignorance

The other day, I started Education and the State by E.G. West. It is sometimes argued that state funded, state regulated, and state provided education is justified by the necessity of  protecting children from ignorance. So, West begins with two chapters exploring this argument philosophically and assessing how well this “protection” works in practice. These chapters […]

no-zeros proposal is no good

I stumbled across this article the other day: Chillicothe Schools Consider No-Zero Grade Proposal Basically, a school district in Ohio is thinking of setting a grade floor of 50%, so that teachers can no longer assign grades between 0 and 49%. Assistant Superintendent Jon Saxton proposed the idea of a no-zero policy to get students […]