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Common Core Math Fail

I am professor emeritus of economics at California State University, East Bay. We have a small Master’s program in our department. Decades ago, when I was teaching in that program, one of my students was a high school teacher. She did very well in the class I taught and went on to successfully complete the M.A. After the course was over I asked her if she was going to teach high school economics. She replied, “No. I can’t. My certificate is in business. To teach economics I need a certificate in social studies.” Continue Reading →

The Unholy Trinity Driving Elections

The unholy trinity driving elections today is the teachers’ unions, Democratic politicians, and the media. Along the way, students are involved, although they are more victims than anything else. Continue Reading →