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Sep 28, 2010

Is US Education in Crisis?

Nicholas Lemann posits in last week’s New Yorker that there is no crisis in US public education. Is he right?

Sep 22, 2010

Technology in Education - More questions than answers

A New York Times article on the potential of using video games kids in education makes some interesting points about the kind of lessons people learn when mastering a game. Success comes only when you get the highest level, and no gamer expects to get there without having their avatar die many times before they get there. Failure, in short, is an expected, necessary and useful part of the process, and you can fail as much as you want—the game will let you try again.