A quarter of students say learning history is exciting, while female students are most likely to say it is not. A quarter of students also found learning American history to be “bad” or “boring.”
We often like to equate our commitment to public education based on how high our per-pupil expenditures can get, particularly during election seasons like this one. But is an input like dollars really an effective measure of quality and educational outcomes?
We explore that question on the latest episode of TrumpEd on the BAM! Radio Network. Inputs may be important, but they can’t trump results. Give it a listen!
Yes, US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is absolutely correct. Civics education, in general, is falling by the wayside, and it is happening at a time when civics ed is more important than ever.
But before we rush to fill the gaps, we need to be mindful about today’s students, how they learn, and what interests them. The answer isn’t just more textbooks, read longer and louder. No, the true answer is experience-based learning, active education, and other such activities they engage and encourage students to pursue more.
In too many schools, educators are shying away (or being asked to do so by administrators) from using the recent House impeachment of President Donald Trump in their classrooms.
At a time when students are begging for history and civics education to be more “relevant” to their lives, is there a better topic than one that has grabbed headlines for weeks?
On the latest episode of TrumpEd on the BAM! Radio Network, we explore how educators should embrace the recent news and have an obligation to teach the most recent presidential impeachment efforts. Give it a listen.
To keep the republic, we need an engaged, woke, and knowledgeable citizenry. We need generations of voters to know, understand, and appreciate our history and its impact on our future. Those who possess such knowledge will indeed lead us for generations to come.