Tag: Education

Recent Read: “Don’t Shun Conservative Professors”

In case you missed it, Arthur C. Brooks has a solid op-ed in the New York Time on academic intellectual freedom. Some highlights: These days, the news is full of sensational stories of violent campus mobs shutting down conservative speakers and freaked-out college administrators treating rioters with kid gloves. Such stories offer excellent fodder for critics who

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Tomorrow’s Jobs Demand We Reinvent Mathematical Education Today

“In the future, there will be only two kinds of people: people who know math and people who work for them.” These words were said to me a few years ago by a colleague at Accenture, and they came back to mind as I looked over a presentation made by Dr. William Jaco, a mathematician at Oklahoma State University,

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STEM Shortage In The US: Yes, But Not For The Obvious Reasons

Over the last few years there has been a lot written about the shortage of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) graduates in the US. Walter Hickey, in a piece on BusinessInsider.com, argues that the idea of a STEM shortage is a myth propagated by parties who don’t want to tell Americans the reality, which

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Bankers in School?

Interesting note today about UK scheme to have bankers teach financial basics in schools: The plans are part of a campaign by more than 200 MPs to make financial education compulsory by embedding it into core subjects such as maths. “Teachers have to be trained to certain level but there should also be a database

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