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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...

    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...

    Affirmative action at risk in college admissions

    Affirmative action at risk in college admissions
    The U.S. Supreme Court takes up the issue of racial preference in college admissions on Wednesday, and that ought to be a concern for those who believe such policies have provided countless opportunities for minorities — and enriched the educational...