Grade Inflation

In part because I am away from my kitchen for six weeks, I will be returning to one of my favorite rant subjects: education. One of the “hot topics” in academics (particularly at the college-level) is grade inflation. Many recent articles have appeared, asking the questions “Why does this practice persist?” “How can this practice … More Grade Inflation

The Disgrace of the GACE

It’s time for some more Georgia education politics! A local news station recently aired a “whistle-blowing” piece on the content knowledge (or really, lack of content knowledge) of Georgia public school teachers. In order to become a Georgia public school teacher, candidates must pass an exam called the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators … More The Disgrace of the GACE

Purpose of Attendance

As one could guess, this is going to be an education-related article; however, unlike most of my education posts, this is not inspired by an article in the Chronicle. Instead, this post is based on my real-life recent experience and real-life recent wonder. Here’s what inspired the post: my department encourages instructors to take “regular” … More Purpose of Attendance