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Dothan Magazine

Betty was interviewed in Dothan Magazine in August of 2009 Part...

Much More to Chancellor Salary Story Than What Was Reported

by Betty Peters District 2 Representative State Board of Education Many newspapers recently ran an article by AP reporter Desiree Hunter about the Alabama Community College System’s proposed search for a new chancellor. Apparently it generated several editorials. I...

Can Education Schools Be Saved?

A Speech by John Stone at AEI on June 9, 2003 Ladies and Gentlemen, Since the sixties, I have taught educational psychology at 4 universities. I have been in the College of Education at East Tennessee State University since the seventies. ETSU was founded as a normal...

Professor Do Your Job!

In Stanley Fish’s new book, “Professor, Do Your Job,” he writes, “The only advocacy that should go on in the classroom is the advocacy of what James Murphy has identified as the intellectual virtues: thoroughness, perseverance, intellectual...

Newsweek’s “Best Schools” Propaganda Machine

by Professor Allen Quist Newsweek has once again released its “100 best high schools” feature article (May 26, 2008 issue). Newsweek has been highlighting similar stories on what it calls the “100 best” American high schools each spring since...

Education’s “Wag the Dog” Geniuses Lost

by Dick Kantenberger Guest Columnist EducationNews.org It is like someone shouted “FIRE” in a theater, but nobody moved. Is the theater empty? No, it’s full of people, but still nobody moved or even cared.We are losing hundreds of thousands, perhaps...

The Computer Delusion

There is no good evidence that most uses of computers significantly improve teaching and learning, yet school districts are cutting programs — music, art, physical education — that enrich children’s lives to make room for this dubious nostrum, and...