Handouts for the SCSC Workshops: Old School vs. New School Teachers Campus Confrontations Tests: Creating, Administering, Grading, and Analyzing Results Why Can’t Kids Just Get Along?
Everyone instinctively knows that lying is wrong – no one wants to be lied to, and we feel guilty when we do it. But haven’t we all considered certain scenarios and wondered whether or not lying could be justified? This ethical issue is worth considering, because if lying is never justified, then we need clear direction for handling some tricky dilemmas. If there is a justifiable reason to mislead another person, then the virtue that […]
The Nation’s Report Card has revealed the unfortunate consequences of lengthy school closures and insufficient online instruction throughout the COVID-19 period. Findings reported by the NAEP are so historically dismal that some are calling the situation a national crisis. For the first time in 50 years, mathematics scores have dropped 7 points. Declines in reading are the worst since 1990. These findings will not shock many parents who foresaw the consequences of lengthy school closures […]
Stronger government control of our children’s education will not improve the learning gap, despite the objections of those who believe that government knows best. In Ned Barnett’s “Admit it. NC School Voucher Program Is a Failure,” more government oversight of religious and private schools is the prescribed anecdote for an alleged lack of accountability. He complains that private Christian schools have no government oversight of their curricular standards and, therefore, are not up to par; […]
Helping teenagers become technologically wise has become an urgent matter. On Tuesday, we invited Larry Smith, Fuquay Commissioner and former police chief, to lecture our students on the dangers of online activity and to offer advice about thinking before you post. We invited him to share his experience as a former SBI agent, police chief, and employer. Here are some key takeaways from his lecture. This is good advice for everyone, not just teenagers. Never […]