America’s education policies have been stuck on stupid for decades. Since the middle of the last century we’ve allowed race, bigotry, ignorance, Big Labor and religious bias to dictate how and where our tax dollars are spent on public education. We’re keenly aware of what’s been lost in liberal arts: Social networking and the entertainment world allow a distorted global view of America, and the ridiculous world of reality TV overwhelms 365 days a year.
Summer is winding down but who says it has to be the end of your adventures? Fall is the perfect time to shake up routines and make good on that resolution to learn a new language or revisit one you studied long ago.
The Brazilian government has in recent years been working to boost higher education participation, increasing demand for overseas study, and extending the reach of STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths), all as part of a slate of wide-ranging development goals.
Do you understand? A question, I pondered after reading through a report released by the National Center for Education Statistics. The report, Suspension, Expulsion, and Achievement of English Learner Students in Six Oregon Districts, presents a snapshot of data gathered in 2011-2012.
A high recent influx of tourists to Thailand from China has convinced the Thai government to incorporate Mandarin Chinese on the country’s key signage, with the inclusion of the language likely to come at the expense of English.