Here’s what the editors of Schools of Thought are reading today:
New York Times: Motivating Students With Cash-For-Grades Incentive
Motivating students to learn is an issue classroom teachers face around the world. The debate over paying students for their academic achievements spans from New York City to Abu Dhabi.
LA Times: : Survey finds ethnic divide among voters on DREAM Act
California recently passed its own DREAM Act, which allows undocumented California students to receive aid to attend certain colleges. Latinos and whites, as well as Democrats and Republicans, are split on their opinions of the new law.
Education Week: N.J. Gov. Wants Math, Science Teachers Paid More Than P.E. Teachers
In response to a software engineer's question about STEM education, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says that a math or science teacher is "more valuable than the gym teacher". The state's teacher's union says all teachers are equally valuable.
Bloomberg Businessweek: Rhodes Scholarships Go to 5 at Stanford, Most for School
College students from around the world compete for the opportunity to study at the University of Oxford. The scholarship revealed its winners this week, including 32 from U.S. colleges and about 80 students from colleges in 14 other nations.
USA Today: Eight risky things you should absolutely do while in college
A Wake Forest college student provides advice for college. Among other things, she argues that failure is actually an option.