Education Timeline

Meritocracy Study: Poor Grads Do As Well As Rich High School Dropouts

Meritocracy Study Is Poor News For Poor Kids

Meritocracy is a government or the holding of power by people selected on the basis of ability. Theoretically, that’s the kind of society the United States is, but new research indicates this could be a misconception. According to a study conducted by Richard Reeves and Isabel Sawhill, poor kids who graduate college stay in the… Read more »

Oklahoma Bus Crash Kills Four College Softball Players

Oklahoma Bus Crash Claims Four

An Oklahoma bus crash involving a bus for North Central Texas College (NCTC) and an 18-wheeler has left four women on the NCTC softball team dead. The bus was traveling with 15 players on board when the 18-wheeler reportedly crossed the median and smashed into it. Three of the girls died at the scene, while… Read more »

Clemson University Tried Prying Into Students’ Sexual History

Clemson University Sexual History

On September 17, Campus Reform contributor Kaitlyn Schallhorn reported that the South Carolina-based Clemson University had issued a mandatory student survey that required “students to reveal how many times they’ve had sex in the past month and with how many partners”: “In screenshots obtained exclusively by Campus Reform, the South Carolina university is asking students… Read more »

Publisher Accidentally Places Porn Star On Math Textbook


When it comes to education in general in the United States, the biggest subject that is splitting the teaching staff down the middle in the implementation of common core. The Inquisitr reported numerous times on common core, which includes its implementation in physical education as well as sex education (much to the disdain of parents)…. Read more »

Armed Teachers, Warning Signs Are One School’s Safety Plan For New Year

Armed Teachers Talk Of Texas School

Armed teachers and warning signs are the way that one north Texas school decided to get ready for the new school year. Fueled by horrific school shootings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, the Argyle Independent School District posted a sign warning potential shooters of the safety measure. “Attention,” the sign read…. Read more »

Should America Follow Quebec’s Lead And Ban Homework From Elementary Schools?

Homework Ban

The Toronto Star reports that the Quebec-based Collège de Saint-Ambroise has launched a one-year pilot project in which homework for grade one through six has effectively been banned, though only to an extent. A spokeswoman for the Jonquiere School Board explained that teachers will still be permitted to assign students basic reading and studying “assignments.”… Read more »

Textbooks: A Political Battleground?

Texas textbooks to be debated

Are textbooks today’s political battleground? It seems like every year, there’s a new battle over what information should be included in textbooks. This debate often centers around certain science topics, such as evolution and the age of the earth. However, this month, a group called the Texas Freedom Network plans to argue against what they… Read more »

School Shooting Study Blames Student Teacher Conflict More Than Bullying

School Shooting Study Reveals Teachers Major Part Of Tragedy

A new school shooting study has placed the brunt of the blame not on bullying but on student-teacher conflict. According to a study funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, researchers at Freie Universität Berlin performed a systematic literature search of all available school shooting study research. The goal of the analysis,… Read more »

Back To School Warning: Cheating On Papers Just Got A Whole Lot Harder


Back to school time is here, and maybe, just maybe when student’s first term paper is due, some students might take a stab at cheating. That, however, would be ill-advised as cheating is tougher than ever, thanks to companies like Turnitin. Turnitin is the name of an anti-cheating software company, and it’s more popular than… Read more »

White Students Are No Longer Majority In U.S. Public Schools

White Students

Over the past couple years, the public school system has been in the news for a number of reasons. Some of them are good, while others are bad. Here at The Inquisitr, we reported on such news including the incorporation of Common Core into physical education and the opinion that the system has gone zero-tolerance… Read more »

Common Core Standards Showing Up In The Most Unlikely Classes

Physical Education

Remember back in the day when teachers told everyone they needed to know reading, writing, and arithmetic? To this day, the three “R’s” are still important but they now go underneath a new moniker: common core. Here on The Inquisitr, we reported numerous times on common core. Apparently, most of our articles go against common… Read more »