Yesterday’s Thoughts

Archive for May, 2009

May 25, 2009

Standardized Tests and National Security

One of James Fallows’ readers comments on teaching to students in China and their obsession with the standardized test (gaokao) that will determine their future. The only thing that matters is the test, and doing well on the test is a matter of memorizing a number of decontextualized facts. The worst affect by far of […]

May 6, 2009


Knowing is half the battle. Hypercritical – Ars Technica. So I’m halfway there!