This weekâ€™s Week in Review includes possible ways to address the shortfall of America’s schools, to keep pace with textbook technology, to enjoy the outdoors through reading, and more!Â If youâ€™d like to contribute to next weekâ€™s Review, add your link(s) in the comments, or send them to Tom or Mike directly.
Five Ways to Fix Americaâ€™s Schools (Harold O. Levy, NY Times Op-Ed, 06/08/2009):Â Any comments and/or recommendations?
The biggest improvement we can make in higher education is to produce more qualified applicants. Half of the freshmen at community colleges and a third of freshmen at four-year colleges matriculate with academic skills in at least one subject too weak to allow them to do college work. Unsurprisingly, the average college graduation rates even at four-year institutions are less than 60 percent. [Read more…] about Week in Review – Summer Reflections on Education, the Outdoors, and the Mind