The GSV Big 10: Go Big Green!
SATs, STEM Skills, and Study Abroad...
In Case You Missed It: 🎙️ Ep 7 · Ed on the Edge | Disruptive Dialogue: Michael Horn
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On one hand, going back to standardized testing is a tip of the hat to restoring sanity. Dartmouth analyzed student performance data and found tests to be a better predictor of undergraduate success than other measures.
On the other hand, unionizing college sports might not be the original sin…NILs were…but it’s a fast path to Hell for the concept of the “student athlete.”
Scott Galloway nails it on the “rot” of higher ed. Universities face a demographic cliff ahead and must refocus on their mission of enabling social mobility through education, not functioning as "luxury brands" and vehicles for the privileged.
The fourth industrial revolution is creating many stranded assets…malls and offices were first, and STEM skills are next. The 7 C’s are the pillars of a modern education…and coding isn’t one of them.
The number of retracted research papers topped 10,000 last year. Fake papers have spread globally, with bribery of journal editors and guest editors allowing large numbers of false studies to be published across fields like medicine. This is more serious than just missing a couple quotation marks…it’s a plagiarism crisis.
The School Choice revolution keeps rolling. Over 70% of parents in most states support school choice policies, yet 80% of students in major districts still lack robust choice. Closing that gap is a massive opportunity.
Revolution School is an accredited high school in a Philly office building that draws diverse students from across the city….at a fraction of the cost of other private schools. Turning vacant office spaces into microschools is a win-win-win for workers, cities, and most importantly, kids.
Broke Kindergarten? The author’s report on an Elementary School in Hayward, California found that the school spent $250,000 on a "Woke Kindergarten'' program. Yet the school saw math proficiency plunge to just 4% and English proficiency to 12%.
Sharing space is one small step for public and charter schools to accomplish their mission of giving every child an equal opportunity to participate in the future. But playing performative politics on who gets what is not a way to accomplish that mission.
10 years ago, conventional wisdom was that the US and China would be both economic and academic partners for decades to come. The Schwarzman Scholars program was envisioned as the Rhodes Scholarship of the 21st century, and schools such as Duke, NYU, and Johns Hopkins launched campuses in China. COVID may have been the nail in the coffin in this aspect of US-China relations.