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Teachers Of Reddit Weigh In On Mandatory Homework

Mandatory homework used to be a common part of the education system. Back when I was in the system, it wasn’t unusual to lug five or six heavy books home and have to tackle it all in one night while missing something good on television. Things have changed quite a bit, however, as you’re about […]
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PhotoMath: Has Math’s Time Come?

It’s here, everyone. The app that allows you to cut out math altogether. PhotoMath bills itself as a mobile application that gives you insight into how problems are solved while providing a safety net of answers thanks to the camera on your smartphone. Simply download the free application, open it up, give it permission to […]
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College Preparation Vs. Aspiration: Why So Many Students Aren’t Ready

Statistics involving college preparation are not pretty. Depending on where you go, you’ll read that as many as 60 percent (or more) of high school students are not ready for college. Statistics would seem to validate such beliefs, as presented here by James E. Rosenbaum in his paper, “It’s Time To Tell The Kids: If […]
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Seniors, Break These Freshman Habits Before College

College is a crucial point in the road to your future, and it’s a responsibility that too many students aren’t ready for when they first arrive. Most of the bad habits that keep people from being at their best begin in high school — both directly and indirectly — and it can make it difficult […]
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10 Educational Mishaps That Will Make You Feel Better About Yourself

If you ever go looking for nuggets of educational gold on Reddit, you’re sure to find them. From deep, thoughtful discussions to real-world examples of school daze buffoonery, you will not be disappointed. It was a search for the latter that led me to this gem from user Burtttta. “Back in grade 7 I cheated […]
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How Would You Fix Public Education?

Recently on Reddit, someone posed this interesting question: how would you fix the public education system — from big moves to small tweaks — if you had complete authority to do so? While the question is highly speculative, it can open up a number of channels for ideas that might improve education as we know […]
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Is College Worth It? 6 Tips To ‘Yes’

College has come under a lot of fire from educational critics, politicians, and students alike because of the skyrocketing tuition fees and the greater difficulty in finding a job upon graduation. Some have even started to ask the question, “Is college worth it?” But as Anthony P. Carnivale pointed out in a post for U.S. […]
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Political Polarization, And How It Hurts You As A Student

Political polarization is more relevant in today’s world than it has ever been. The Right and the Left are at ideological war with one another, and that doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon, unless you and I start being the change that we’d like to see. Want someone to respect your view? Have […]
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College Application Roundup: Posts Every Senior Should Read

Well, seniors, you’re at the start of your final year of high school, and that means while you may rule the roost on campus, you also have a lot of things to get ready for regarding the upcoming chapter of your life. College application is usually what most of you will be focusing on in […]
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Tupac Shakur On Education: An Important Lesson On Context

Tupac Shakur certainly earned his stellar reputation as a rap genius, but he also had a thing or two to say about education back when he was 17 years old. This turned up on Twitter the other day, and I found it fascinating because, while crude, it’s a perfect representation of how advanced and complex […]
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