The Answer Sheet: kenneth bernstein

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/22/2010

Hannah Arendt and the point of education

An award-winning veteran teacher reflects on the reasons we bother to educate children, and concludes that we have forgotten or never knew, because if we did, we wouldn't do it the way we do now. "I find I am becoming increasingly radicalized as I age," he writes.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/21/2010

Too many curricular aims creates assessment problems

A v eteran teacher says that the curriculum for many courses of study in American public schools tries to cover too much, and this creates serious problems for how students are assessed.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)