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  • Teaching teachers to teach STEM [Commentary]

    Teaching teachers to teach STEM [Commentary]
    The solution to the shortage of workers for well-paying STEM jobs ("More jobs than workers," July 1) does not begin with students in college; it begins in elementary schools with well-trained teachers who are prepared to inspire students early on in these science, technology, engineering and math fields. The successful teacher will spark student interest and confidence in these areas by providing excellent instruction and hands-on application opportunities.
  • Zero tolerance for unprepared teachers [Commentary]

    Zero tolerance for unprepared teachers [Commentary]
    Would you trust a surgeon who learned a few tricks in medical school, then spent the first couple of years in the operating room experimenting while he figured out which techniques worked? Of course you wouldn't. But, unfortunately, that's the same...

    The science of grumpy old men, voodoo dolls and smart kids

    The science of grumpy old men, voodoo dolls and smart kids
    It is Science day in this space, and we will be taking a look a three recent studies: why men get grumpy after age 70, why parental involvement in a child's education isn't what it's cracked up to be and what makes couples stick pins in voodoo dolls...

    Turning back the clock?

    Turning back the clock?
    The best that can be said for the Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action in college admissions is that it did not immediately and totally ban the practice. But the decision to send a University of Texas at Austin case back to the appeals court...

    Quashing race-based college admissions will not serve justice

    Quashing race-based college admissions will not serve justice
    It may be time to say farewell to affirmative action in higher education admissions and to the aspirations that went with it. The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case challenging the sliver of...