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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 7
Federalist 69 - by Alexander Hamilton. 1. What are the chief characters in regards to the President as outlined in the proposed Constitution? 2. Why does Hamilton believe the term of office for a President should be longer than three years? 3. What was the term of office for the king of England and what, in your opinion, is the potential for abuse in such a term? Would the term of office of the king of England present any advantages - in the Founders experience and in your opinion - over over the new American system? Read all of the questions and post your response at our new resource Self-Educated Man

Posts Tagged ‘education’

If Elected (A Fantasy)

If Elected (A Fantasy)

By Alan Caruba I suppose we all wonder what we would do if elected President of the United States. In the run-up to the 2012 elections we will first have the primaries in which the candidates seek the nomination of their party. It will be easier on Democrats because no one expects Barack Hussein Obama to face any opposition. That’s good [...]

Socrates On Going to School With the Boys

Socrates On Going to School With the Boys

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Socrates Every one of us should seek out the best teacher whom we can find, first for ourselves, who are greatly in need of one, and then for the youth, regardless of expense or anything. But I cannot advise that we remain as we are. And if any one laughs at us for going to school at our age, I would quote to them [...]

The Screwed Generation

The Screwed Generation

By Alan Caruba June is famous for weddings and graduations. Both are filled with great expectations and both are subject to great disappointments. Today’s college graduates are thoroughly screwed. According to Matthew Segal, the president of a non-profit membership organization called Our Time, “With 85% of college graduates moving [...]

An Interview with Kathy Hughes: Is Remedial Education Always Necessary?

An Interview with Kathy Hughes: Is Remedial Education Always Necessary?

School Days, EducationNews.org Michael F. Shaughnessy Eastern New Mexico University Portales, New Mexico 1) First of all, nationwide, how many students are placed in developmental or remedial classes a year, and what is this placement based on? To begin, community colleges are faced with the daunting task of placing millions of students each [...]

“Interview by Rep. Wayne Christian with SBOE Member Charlie Garza”

“Interview by Rep. Wayne Christian with SBOE Member Charlie Garza”

School Days, EducationNews.org Thank you, Rep. Wayne Christian, for supporting our conservative Texas State Board of Education leaders. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19o8o3NneCk Charlie Garza, SBOE member from District 1, is one of many good leaders on the Texas State Board of Education.  The solid conservatives are Gail Lowe, Charlie [...]

An Interview with Nelson Lauver: Most Unlikely to Succeed? I Guess I Showed Them!

An Interview with Nelson Lauver:  Most Unlikely to Succeed? I Guess I Showed Them!

School Days, EducationNews.org Michael F. Shaughnessy Eastern New Mexico University Portales, New Mexico 1)  Nelson, first of all can you tell us a bit about what you currently do? I’m an author and just completed a memoir that details my life growing up as a kid with an undiagnosed learning disability, more specifically:  dyslexia. [...]

The Great Education Rip-Off

The Great Education Rip-Off

By Alan Caruba It has taken a severe recession, combined with rising costs for gas and the weekly grocery list, for Americans to begin to seriously question where their tax dollars are going and why. As individuals, as families, and communities, we can no longer be indifferent or profligate. The events in Wisconsin where the teacher’s [...]

An Interview with Andrew Kelly: What SHOULD American businesses do to ensure STEM?

An Interview with Andrew Kelly: What SHOULD American businesses do to ensure STEM?

School Days, EducationNews.org Michael F. Shaughnessy Eastern New Mexico University Portales, New Mexico     1) Andrew, you , Rick Hess, and Olivia Meeks recently released a report about business involvement in ensuring student success in STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Math ) What brought this about? There has been no shortage of [...]

An Interview with Neal Mc Cluskey: Is Someone in the White House a Hypocrite or Just Another Politician?

An Interview with Neal Mc Cluskey: Is Someone in the White House a Hypocrite or Just Another Politician?

School Days, EducationNews.org Michael F. Shaughnessy Eastern New Mexico University Portales, New Mexico 1)      Neal, we seem to be getting pretty confusing mixed messages from the White House. Tell us about the latest. A few days ago, the Obama administration sent an official statement objecting to the Scholarships for [...]

An Interview with Alex Hiam: If We Cut the Arts, Are We Cutting Our Throats?

An Interview with Alex Hiam: If We Cut the Arts, Are We Cutting Our Throats?

School Days, EducationNews.org Michael F. Shaughnessy Eastern New Mexico University Portales, New Mexico 1)      Alex, as you know, these politicians are looking at cutting art, music, P.E., theatre- a number of programs that, at least in my view, contribute to the education of the total person. In your mind, what are your [...]

An Interview with Tom Watkins: Show me the Money, Loan me the Money or?

An Interview with Tom Watkins: Show me the Money, Loan me the Money or?

School Days, EducationNews.org Tom Watkins, Michigan’s former State Superintendent of Schools and former President and CEO of the Palm Beach County Florida Economic Council (a private business organization comprised of the community’s top business leaders) brings to the conversation a rich and diverse experience in K-12 leadership and [...]

An Interview with Paul Berger and Jill Schwimmer, Ph.D.: Struggling Readers

An Interview with Paul Berger and Jill Schwimmer, Ph.D.: Struggling Readers

School Days,Michael F. Shaughnessy 1) What exactly is Score 4 Reading? Score 4 Reading is an intervention program that helps struggling readers become successful readers. The program promotes changes in the neural pathways that aren’t working for the reader. Score 4 compels struggling readers to implicitly rethink those pathways. While [...]

Memorization, American Dictionaries, and Biblical Names: An Opportunity for Personal-Best Learners

Memorization, American Dictionaries, and Biblical Names: An Opportunity for Personal-Best Learners

Most Americans will agree that Sunday school does not hurt young people. Tedious though lectures and discussions may be, they certainly inoculate listeners against the ego-trip horrors that await them later on in university lecture halls. Memorizing Biblical names is equally wholesome.  Even better, it now represents an open invitation for [...]

An Interview with Frederick M. Hess and Bruno V. Manno: On Customized Schooling

An Interview with Frederick M. Hess and Bruno V. Manno: On Customized Schooling

School Days, Michael F. Shaughnessy 1. What led to this book on customized education? For years, the little attention devoted to entrepreneurship and the “new sector” in K-12 schooling has generally focused on efforts to boost the supply of familiar things: more good schools, more talented teachers, and more effective school [...]

An Interview with Heidrun Stoeger: Conference on Talent Development

An Interview with Heidrun Stoeger: Conference on Talent Development

School Days, Michael F. Shaughnessy, EducationNews.org 1)    First of all, what exactly is IRATDE? IRATDE stands for the “International Research Association for Talent Development and Excellence”. It is a professional organization of scientists working in the fields of talent development, creativity, excellence and innovation. Its [...]

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