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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 […]