Here is a chance to share thoughts and ideas about education. I'd lke to develop this over time so anyone can (hopefully) gain new insights or ideas that are useful for those in education or with interest in education.
The first topic I want to encourage discussion, commentary and contributions on deals with education in general. Questions to think about include: What is good and bad about American public schools (can be elementary, middle or high school level)? What can government, industry, business, and universities do, if anything, to help improve primary and secondary education? Should there be a national standard and law (such as No Child Left Behind) to drive public schools? I have already begun to add my own thoughts at
http://vonscience.blogspot.com/2005/06/suggested-modification-to-no-child.html and http://vonscience.blogspot.com/2005/05/american-model-of-public-schools-needs.html.
Thanks for anything you have to offer on these or any other topics I've touched on below.