In his column last week, Jay Mathews says that every student should be able to play on school sports teams.
The week before he decided that national policy should be to send almost every student to a four-year college.
He’s wrong about both.
A recently-passed Florida law will require public universities in the state to conduct an annual “viewpoint diversity” survey of students. The governor says he’s “concerned about the free flow of ideas on campus and whether higher education stifles free speech from conservatives”.
For reasons I don’t understand, Jay Mathews really likes this idea.
In his column this week, Jay Mathews considers some suggested revisions to the California Mathematics Framework. The changes, similar to those being proposed in Virginia, will attempt to develop a K12 program that better prepares all students to understand the math they will need as adults.
Mathews, of course, knows a better way to accomplish the same goal: Advanced Placement. Which is no surprise since his solution for pretty much every educational issue involves AP. Or charter schools. Or both.
It’s rare when I get to write this but…
In his column from yesterday, Jay Mathews makes some great points. Starting with the headline: “We must dump marginal learning standards and other annoyances in return to classrooms”.1
It starts in the headline with a completely false conditional statement: “If charters do more with less, why can’t traditional schools do the same?”.