EDUCATION

EDUCATION

U.S. Fails The Education Test

For many years now, the United States’ education system has lagged behind its international competition. Students in countries such as Switzerland, Japan, and Finland display greater competence in basic literacy skills, and especially in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, than students from the U.S. Despite widespread attention to this fact in the media, and many attempts at […]

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What’s the Fuss About English As Official Language Of The U.S.A?

Language is more than just putting words together to form a sentence. It transmits the history and values of a culture it stops the threat of dominance by other cultures and creates commonality. A more practical point is that bilingualism costs money. A study back in 2002 put a cost of about $10 billion on bilingual school programming. For some […]

EDUCATION

Student Retention – A Challenge!

Today, education must be viewed as not only of some importance but of fundamental importance for the people of any country that want to compete in a global and competitive environment. Gone are the days when a high school diploma could get one an entry level job that pays him or her a livable wage. Now, that’s no longer the […]

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Do You Have A Comma Problem?

Punctuation marks are said to be traffic signals of clear writing. They tell the reader where to stop, slow down, take a detour, prevent collisions, among others. However, of all the punctuation marks, the one that is said to be a bit of an enigma is the comma. This is partly because the rules governing other punctuation marks are easier […]

EDUCATION

Edutainment – A Change In Classroom Engagement

“Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” – Plato Edutainment may be a revolting neologism for some people but to others it is an apt term given the digital […]

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Student Loans Woes

Discussions are now in high gear in Washington on new rates to be imposed on student loans in July. Both parents and students are jittery as they anxiously await the announcement from their protectorate – the politicians. Today, the daunting cost of education in the United States is proving to be more and more prohibitive for middle income and working […]

EDUCATION

Is There A Return On Investment In Education?

Education is defined as “the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.” – dictionary.reference.com It is within the context of the foregoing, one could rightly argue that education ought to be considered a right that should be enjoyed by all […]