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Book Review Review: Little Soldiers

Little Soldiers is a book by Lenora Chu about the Chinese education system. I haven’t read it. This is a review of Dormin111’s review of Little Soldiers. Dormin describes the “plot”: The author is a second-generation Chinese-American woman, raised by … Continue reading

Increasingly Competitive College Admissions: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

0: Introduction This is from businessstudent.com: Acceptance rates at top colleges have declined by about half over the past decade or so, raising concern about intensifying academic competition. The pressure of getting into a good university may even be leading … Continue reading

Preschool: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

I. A lot of people pushed back against my post on preschool, so it looks like we need to discuss this in more depth. A quick refresher: good randomized controlled trials have shown that preschools do not improve test scores … Continue reading

Highlights From The Comments On DC Graduation Rates

Bizzolt writes: DC Public Schools HS teacher here (although I’m not returning next year, as is the case with many of my colleagues). As noted, one of the biggest factors in the graduation rates is the unexcused absences–if you look … Continue reading

Why DC’s Low Graduation Rates?

[Some changes to the conclusions in this post; see edit at the end and entry 21 on Mistakes page] US News: DC Schools Brace For Catastrophic Drop In Graduation Rates. “Catastrophic” isn’t hyperbole; the numbers are expected to drop from … Continue reading

Hungarian Education III: Mastering The Core Teachings Of The Budapestians

[Previously in series: The Atomic Bomb Considered As A Hungarian High School Science Fair Project, Four Nobel Truths] I. Someone summed up my previous post as “Hungarian education isn’t magic”. I would amend that to read “Hungarian education isn’t systemically … Continue reading

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Why Do Test Scores Plateau?

I just got my exam results, so let’s talk medical residency standardized test statistics. In particular, let’s talk about average results by year – that is, compare doctors in their first year of training, their second year of training, etc. … Continue reading

College And Critical Thinking

[epistemic status: My bias is against the current college system doing much good. I have tried not to be bogged down by this bias, but take it into account when reading my interpretations below.] [EDIT: An earlier version of this … Continue reading

Based on your findings, which theory about alien thickness seems most valid or most accurate?

Seventh-grade science students with flexible ethics: you’ve come to the right place! Every so often I look at the search terms that led people to this blog. Most of them are what you would expect, but one of the top … Continue reading

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