Follow this to the article. Here was my comment. I am a retired math professor who, for years, taught gifted high school students that had completed AP calculus and who went on to attend elite schools. I have a blog (See below.) where, by clicking on the category “AP”, you can read about AP courses, […]
We used to be mentors and moral authorities. Now we just hand out A’s. Source: What’s the Point of a Professor? – NYTimes.com I don’t know if it is a demonstration, but it may be. He has been in this blog before. The link is within the comment I made. I wrote, “I’m a former […]
“Dartmouth Cites Student Misconduct in Its Ban on Hard Liquor – NYTimes.com. I put “I Hope” because though all I have seen is good, one never knows. Anyway, I pointed out that Dartmouth’s administration may be ok. “This is one of three actions I have seen from Dartmouth that impress me (as a former math […]
I started reading http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/magazine/the-story-behind-the-sat-overhaul.html?src=me&ref=general&_r=1 in the New York Times Magazine and I was stopped dead in my tracks with amazement, even for me. You will see why when you read my comment. Here it is: “This tale from the article (that I have copied and pasted below) is outrageous. Unfortunately, from my observations as a former professor, […]
Here is the link, followed by my comment. http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/12/we-are-creating-walmarts-of-higher-education/282619/ (The article is good – and shocking – especially the part about some state schools getting rid of history courses. State schools? Is this becoming a vicious circle? Uneducated politicians (probably with degrees, though) deciding not to educate? Whatever happened to Jefferson and his silly ideas […]
I just talked to a student who told me that his friends told him that. He asked me if it was true. I said, “probably so”. Of course, AP Calculus is not college calculus either. See my posts under the category “AP Calculus”.
(Go here to see the newest piece, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/opinion/sunday/in-math-and-science-the-best-fend-for-themselves.html?hp&rref=opinion ) I am concerned that even the Times doesn’t see the problem. Maybe they just have trouble believing how bad the integrity problem is. Anyway, I commented on their recommendations, and I made a general comment. Here they are. On the Times recommendation for more government support As a […]