That old adage seems to apply to “educational research,” as you’ll see from reading this piece by Rick Hess and Francesca Pickett on the home page. They survey a lot of the papers presented at the American Educational Research Association conference. What interests our esteemed professors of education? If you think it’s how best to understand fractions or the scientific method or anything useful like that, you’re light years off.
To understand the American gun-control debate, you have to understand the fundamentally different starting positions of the two sides. Among conservatives, there is the broad belief that the right to own a weapon for self-defense is every bit as inherent and unalienable as the right to speak freely or practice ... Read More