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Carnival of Education–Presidential Debate Edition


The newest edition of the Carnival of Education is up and running over at EduWonkette, one of the great EdWeek blogs.  The theme is appropriate, on this, the day of the last presidential debate of 2008.’

In addition to a post from yours truly, there is plethora of pleasing posts.  Among my favorites this week are:

Stories from School argues that school (or college) is not for everyone.  I have to agree.  While I think we should never stop learning in high school, I don’t like our cultural prejudice that dictates that if you don’t go to college, you’re a big, fat loser.  After all, only 25% of Americans have a BA.  Does that make 75% of Americans “worthless” or necessarily “uneducated?”

Stuart Buck makes the same argument (and you thought this was a debate!), based on a recent column by Charles Murray at the Cato Institute.  If you haven’t read Murray’s column, you should.  Post-secondary education is great, but again, it’s not for everyone.

Right on the Left Coast (one of my faves–he makes me think) sheds light on the idiocy of faculty/staff meetings.  Why do these sorts of meetings happen over and over?  Why is it that in schools, all leadership has to be “collective?”   (Perhaps we need The Decider to Decide?)

As always, the Carnival of Education is an excellent run around the Edusphere.  I’m looking forward to the next edition.

Mark Montgomery

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