The Education Analyst

Update: Since a number of teachers have been asking for this, I have posted the Words Their Way PSI and ESI Graders for download. About a month ago, Rachel, who is student teaching in a 1st grade classroom, was sitting in our living room grading a spelling test for her students. She explained that grading the …

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Raise Your Glass, and Your Salary!

Not all homework assignments are boring! This is a short paper I wrote for my health economics class on the relationship between alcohol and wages - a fascinating subject that has actually had health economists debating for decades! Alcohol and Wages - Economics of Alcohol Essay The relationship between alcohol consumption and wages is not …

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On Coffee and Choosing the Path of Most Resistance

Yesterday at Colonnades dining hall I tried four different desserts: A cheesecake in a cup where both filling and crust surely came out of a box marked “instant” A lemon bar that probably came out of a similarly marked box A pumpkin pie tart with long strings of canned pumpkin intact A cinnamon bun, fresh …

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A Society of Professionals, or a Society of Clerks?

I found this interesting quote on Laura Groves' website: “Much of the ‘jobs of the future’ rhetoric surrounding the eagerness to end shop class and get every warm body into college, thence into a cubicle, implicitly assumes that we are heading to a postindustrial economy in which everyone will deal with abstractions. Yet trafficking in …

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