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Study: Teacher Evaluations Have Zero Correlation with Learning

Could student evaluations of teaching be a big waste of time?

Started in College Life by Roger_Dooley

Drinking to Blackout - New York Times

"Intentionally drinking with the goal of submersing yourself in so much alcohol that you can’t remember what happened..."

Started in Parents Forum by higheredmom

Time to Dismantle Fraternities and the Sexism, Rape Culture, and Binge Drinking They Encourage

"Frats come with hazing deaths, binge drinking, relentless sexism and myriad rapes. Lives, bodies and minds forever ruined — all excused by the brotherhood of silence and privilege." ...

Started in College Life by Dave_Berry

University to Buy $1-Million Football Scoreboard with Thrifty Librarian’s Money, Outraging Critics

"... critics took to the university’s Facebook to express their discontent. Prioritizing a stadium over a library at the school is like 'Dante’s Ninth Level of hell ...'"

Started in Parent Cafe by Dave_Berry

Discussion of USNews 2017 Best Colleges Rankings

Everybody agrees rankings are not particularly useful, but they still love to discuss this year's winners and losers.

How Many Hours per Week for Extracurriculars?

CC parents compare notes on how much time students spend on extracurricular activities, and when is too much.

Started in Parents Forum by citymama9

Why We Should Stop Grading Students on a Curve

Author and Wharton Prof Adam Grant has an interesting and provocative piece in the SundayReview (NYT) about grading on a curve.

Started in College Life by Roger_Dooley

How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children

"A long-running investigation of exceptional children reveals what it takes to produce the scientists who will lead the 21st century." …

Started in Parent Cafe by Dave_Berry
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