Mission Creep

By Joyce Rankin

What’s the fundamental mission of K-12 education? It’s to offer students essential information and knowledge free of charge. At its very basic level, it’s reading, writing, and arithmetic. Questions arise. Who makes the decisions and provides the money necessary to carry out the mission. D...

16.07.20 05:08 PM - Comment(s)

Community Matters

By Joyce Rankin

There is a lot said these days about education and the importance of an educated, intelligent citizenry, but where did the idea of universal education begin? Horace Mann(1796-1859) became known as the Father of the Common School as a member of the newly created Massachusetts Board of Education ...

16.07.20 05:03 PM - Comment(s)