This plan sounds like it will funnel taxpayer dollars to private schools. Imagine you're on a game show and you can choose between two prizes: a diamond ... or a bottle of water. It's an easy choice - the diamonds are more valuable. But if given the same choice when you were dehydrated in the desert, after wandering for days, w... This article was reported in partnership with the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute . As a little girl growing up in Thousand Oaks, California, Alisha Mernick liked to play make-believe teacher. She never imagined then that as a real teacher she ... I used to think educational toys were the best. Why not get my nieces a Leapfrog tablet? Why not inject every game with a coding lesson? And then I became a parent myself and came to my senses. Rick Friedman | Corbis | Getty Images "This is based on thousands of data points that we've collected. A lot of the data comes from our own students who we've helped in Singapore to get into top colleges in the U.S. and U.K.," Pasari says. It depends on how they make you feel and why you want to share them.
"Learning sometimes occurs because someone insists that you recognize the excellence in yourself." - Rita Pierson (TED 2013)"Learning sometimes occurs because someone insists that you recognize the excellence in yourself." - Rita Pierson (TED 2013)
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.