William Mattox

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Today's Students 'Don't Know Much About History'

More than 50 years after Sam Cooke first sang about his educational deficiencies, many American teens “don’t know much about history.” Or so their latest test scores suggest. Only 12 percent of all 12th graders are “proficient” or “advanced” in

Will Public Schools Co-opt Digital Education?

When I went to a meeting last fall about the new virtual school in our county, I publicly praised the local school superintendent for embracing digital education. I should have held my tongue. Or so at least says a new