Category: Challenges to Assessment

What Can Higher Education Learn from the Disney Store?

What do students get for investing four to six years in higher education? The opportunity cost, the tuition dollars, the resulting debt? What is the return to taxpayers footing billions of federal and state dollars for loans,...

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How Amazon Will Replace Universities

How do we know what anyone knows? For school admissions, for hiring… An experiment in the second category is well under way in US K12. The Common Core has landed, with children and parents boycotting the tough new exams in...

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Competency Craziness: What do Katniss Everdeen and Rodney Dangerfield Have in Common?

My daughter is in seventh grade. She’s reading Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff (and that Homer guy), and enjoying it. She was sitting on a Saturday morning (after a good shot of cartoons) reading – every...

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