Does Teaching Attract Liberals?

In the Education Leadership post a few days ago Rob commented that teaching attracts liberals. So let’s dissect. Is it true that teaching attracts liberals or is there something more going on? There are a few ways to go through this. Let’s start with the premise that teaching attracts liberals. That premise is either true …

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Influence in Little Prodigies

What is the major influence that turns children into little prodigies? Mind-blowing research in Neurology points us in a new direction. Is it amount of practice? Is it in-born talent? Is it high-income parents – or other privileged access to resources? No, no, no. The driving factor that influences a child to be a prodigy …

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Failure of Education System – Delusional Students

A rant about the failure of of educational system. Are our best and brightest simply delusional? A suitor, Jay*, recently approached me about taking the GMAT. He knows that I teach for ManhattanGMAT (a super fantastic group!) and he was prepping to take the test on his own. I shared some general words of advice …

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