Thursday, December 29, 2011

This is where public education is going

K12 Inc, based in Virginia, is the largest virtual K to 12 school in the country. Here are a series of articles about how they are scamming states and the public:
Scamming States
Big Money in Virtual Ed
Rapid Rise of Virtual Ed

Cursive is key mental training

As society quickly moves away from paper to screens and from pens and pencils to buttons and stylus', some people are realizing what we are losing. Here's an interesting Wall Street Journal article that links writing, especially cursive writing, with valuable mental abilities.
Many school systems are dropping cursive writing entirely.