December 17th, 2010
Innovating Then…and Now? (from eriecanal.org)
It’s official: “Innovation” is going viral among American politicians. “Yankee ingenuity” is back, with a vengeance. Our famous inventive spirit will beat back all comers in the quickening global race for economic dominance. Brainpower is the new horsepower.
I’m now completely convinced that the anxiety/enthusiasm recipe I wrote about [...]
December 8th, 2010
Be Afraid: China’s “stellar” performance on recent standardized tests, described in yesterday’s New York Times (“Top Test Scores from Shanghai Stun Educators,” by Sam Dillon), is apparently another sign that America is being “out-educated.” We are at our very own “Sputnik” moment, President Obama tells us, our nation once again threatened by the academic attainments [...]