This post was authored by Leslie Walker, project manager, AAA public education initiatives. A cultural anthropology course is the most important class any undergraduate student can take. This statement may seem quite bold and challenge the perceptions held by students who are not majoring in the discipline, but here I will explain how such a … Continue reading Cultural Anthropology: The Most Important Class that Any Undergraduate Will Take
The following post was written by AAA members Susan D. Blum, Netta Avineri, and Eric J. Johnson in response to a recent article in the Washington Post. Read what they have to say about the impact of child-rearing styles on test scores and then share your own thoughts. As reported in the Washington Post (Five ignored … Continue reading White + Word Gap = Wrong!
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) announced plans for a Continuing Resolution that would reduce spending by $74 billion below President Obama’s 2011 budget request for the remainder of the year. This proposal would cut over $12 million from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH)! As one of the largest funders of humanities programs … Continue reading NEH Needs Your Support
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education, has released The Condition of Education 2010. The report presents 49 indicators on the status of education in the US (supplemented by online resources). This year it includes a special section on high-poverty schools. See the … Continue reading New Reports Released on the State of US Education