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Evaluating American Education
Prelude: Some schools are doing a good job with
Individualized Curriculum because teachers manage rather than just lecture.


Changing Education Paradigms

 How To Help Every Child Fulfill Their Potential and Speech
videos are from Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

Human Capital and the Role of Education 20 min. video
University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa

Public Education

Homework an Unnecessary Evil Surprising Findings

Don't blame Kids For Not Enjoy School a Study Suggests

The Long Shadow of Race, Class and Privilege in Baltimore 1 of 5
by Karl L. Alexander  Johns Hopkins University

A Statistician's Analysis of IQ, Heredity and Education


Tests stay same, scores slightly up. tests get harder stagnate.

Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years
here are their 6 key takeaways

1992_National Adult Literacy Survey

Massachusetts, Our Best PISA 2012 State,
Scored Poorly in Mathematics, Or Did They?

Thoughts Concerning Education

Higher Education

Not All College Majors Are Created Equal

American Higher Education Turned False Promise

America's Most Overrated Product-Higher Education
from Marty Nemko

2014 Class Continues Underemployment Trend

Debt Causes Millennials to Regret Going to College

Is Financial Aid Welfare?

Media, Political, and Educator Misrepresentations

Were Number Umpteenth the Myth of Lagging US Schools

Five Bad Education Assumptions the Media Keeps Recycling

GED Doesn't Affect Employment and Earnings

Big Bad Decisions Have Created Big Bad Schools
allowing political protest, less discipline of students and teachers
and added to responsibilities.


Mark Cuban Bloomberg Interview:
Future of Education


"Johnson: So essentially what you're making the case for is education and job training for grown ups.
 No, no. I think that won't matter.
What are you going to go back and learn to do?
Johnson: What it takes, right? Whether it's finance, whether it's software programming.
 No finance. That's the easiest thing — you just take the data have it spit out whatever you need. 
I personally think there's going to be a greater demand in 10 years for liberal arts majors
than there were for programming majors and maybe even engineering, because when the data is all being spit out for you, options are being spit out for you, you need a different perspective in order to have a different view of the data. And so having someone who is more of a freer thinker.
Cuban's forecast of the skills needed to succeed in the future echoes that of computer science and higher education experts who believe people with "soft skills," like adaptability and communication, will have the advantage in an automated workforce. Cuban highlighted English, philosophy, and foreign language majors as just some of the majors that will do well in the future job market. "

Michael Lewis, Princeton Art Major agrees with Mark Kuban/

Mark Blyth on Encouraging Technology.


Mark Cuban Takes on Obama and Trump

The Coming Meltdown in College Education &
Why The Economy Won’t Get Better Any Time Soon

"The President [Obama] has introduced programs that try to reward schools that don't raise tuition and costs." Mark Cuban feels this will not work.  "Right now there is a never ending supply of buyers." who borrow heavily and then cannot flip" there college loans for that“ great job you are going to get when you graduate."

Mark believes "BRANDED schools are popping up that will offer better educations for far, far less and create better job opportunities." "Its just a matter of time until we see the same meltdown [as in housing] in traditional college education." "I include the Online For Profit Mills that live off of the government delivering student loans as part of traditional education." "So until we get the meltdown in college education, don't expect much improvement in the economy. Who gets elected won't make a dang bit of difference." See Mark Cuban's Educational Guidance Ignored by Two Presidents

Proposed Education Manifesto 

   Executive Summary

Part One Opinions Matter

Historical Observations  
from Confucius to Summers

Current Leaders Advise
from Ten Experts

Part 2 Education Truths

Proposed Education Axioms and Postulates
suggestions to

 Part 3 Education Must Adjust as the
World Changed, Good Jobs Disappeared

Part 4 Implementation

Local Community Prioritizes Goals

Educating the Class of 2034
has many benefits

PDF Version

 Walter Antoniotti

Editor's Note: There has not been a significant increase in the percentage of careers requiring a Bachelor's Degree.

See Economics of a College Education

Student Stuff

Career Options for Graduates

Not All Majors Are Created Equal

Choosing a College
and Major

Free Stuff

Student Personal Finance

Homework Help by Subject

Exam Strategies +

Geekability is Important for Success

Classroom Stuff

One-Page Class Handouts

Education Internet Library
for education majors and teachers

Free Education Books  

Free Excel Stuff for Teachers

Old Stuff

Education Thoughts


Curriculum Stuff

Individualized Curriculum

The Quick Notes Philosophy

Tech Base, Real World, Activity Driven,
Question Oriented College Curriculum

1992 National Adult Literacy Survey
measures results

Interesting Studies

German Education System

Reform Internet Library

Teacher Stuff

Reflections of a Lifelong Teacher

Retired Educator Thoughts

Tracking Helps High-Ability
Minority Students

Disruptive Students Hurt Peers

Andrew Hacker Debates Value of Math for Everyone



Education Economics

Investing in Education

Economics of College Education

Education Less Valuable Than Believed

Pearson Rakes in Profits

Colleges Are Engines of Upward Mobility

Economics of Education 25 min.

Why College Tuition is Not Going Up Rapidly

Head Start Accomplishments


We must maximize the minimum for students with average Special Intelligence, i.e. that which they do well.

We must maximize the maximum for students with really high specially intelligence. 

We also must minimize the maximum regret-dropouts must be lowered. Please Share!

Should Education Studies Affect Curriculum?
High-Dosage Tutoring and Reading Achievement: Evidence from
New York City by Roland G. Fryer, Jr, Meghan Howard Noveck - 
#23792 (CH ED LS)


This study examines the impact on student achievement of high-dosage
reading tutoring for middle school students in New York City Public
Schools, using a school-level randomized field experiment.
Across three years, schools offered at least 130 hours of 4-on-1 
tutoring based on a guided reading model, which consisted  of 1-on-1
 read alouds, independent reading, vocabulary review, and group 
discussion. We show that, at the mean, tutoring has a positive
and significant effect on school attendance, a positive, 
but insignificant,effect on English Language Arts (ELA) 
state test scores and no effect on math state test scores.  
There is important heterogeneity by race.  For
black students, our treatment increased attendance by 2.0 percentage
points (control mean 92.4 percent) and ELA scores by 0.09 standard
deviations per year - two times larger than the effect of the Promise
Academy Middle School in the Harlem Children's Zone and KIPP Charter
Middle Schools on reading achievement.	For Hispanic students, the
treatment effect is 0.8 percentage points on attendance (control mean
92.0 percent) and 0.01 standard deviations per year on ELA scores. 
We argue that the difference between the effectiveness of tutoring
for black and Hispanic students is best explained by the average
tutor characteristics at the schools they attend.


12.  The Effects of Graduation Requirements on Risky Health
Behaviors of High School Students
by Zhuang Hao, Benjamin W. Cowan  -  #23803 (CH ED HE)


Previous studies have shown that years of formal schooling 
attained affects health behaviors, but little is known 
about how the stringency of academic programs affects such
behaviors, especially among youth.  Using national survey 
data from the Youth Risk Behavior
Surveillance System (YRBS), 
we study the effects of mathematics and
science high-school graduation requirements (HSGR) on high 
school students' risky health behaviors--specifically on 
drinking, smoking, and marijuana use.  We find that an 
increase in mathematics and science HSGR has significant 
negative impacts on alcohol consumption among high-school 
students,  especially males and non-white students. 
The effects of math and science HSGR on smoking and marijuana
use are also negative but generally less precisely estimated.
Our results suggest that curriculum design may have potential
as a policy tool to curb youth drinking.