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Education Based in Rigor

By Gideon Teitel Published January 1, 2017

Basis Charter Schools provide an example of how charter schools can help students learn and provide value to communities


Online Education, Distinction Without a Degree

By Gideon Teitel Published January 1, 2017

Online education, whether it is pursued be for a degree, certificate, or leisure has proved to be a dynamic way for people around the world to freely learn. This is why the government should provide economic benefits to Edx to further encourage universities to collaborate and provide MOOCs.


Why AP Courses Are Overrated

By Gideon Teitel Published January 1, 2017

More people are taking APs, but are they the right people, are the costs fair, and most importantly are the curriculums advantageous?


Reform Teacher Tenure

By Gideon Teitel Published January 1, 2017

Many speak out against tenure because it gives incompetent teachers virtual immunity from firing. In Michigan for example, it takes almost a year to expel a teacher in a belabored principal, board, and union battle, which is even before the legal process! To make matters more ridiculous, it costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to fire and(or) reassign bad tenured teachers.


Asessing Teachers' Pay and Performance

By Gideon Teitel Published January 1, 2017

Various definitions of teacher performance are offered to add context to the debate about whether teachers should be paid and receive promotions on the basis of performance.