Category: Education

Happy New Election Year

This week’s Courier Herald column: The page has turned on the calendar and we have a fresh new year ahead of us. It’s a time of year brimming with optimism – even more so than usual if you’re a UGA fan. If you’re not, there’s still time to make a resolution to fix that. The

KSU Protest Led by State Representative.

State Representative Earl Ehrhart (R-Powder Springs) is assigned to the committee that determines which public universities in Georgia get tax dollars.  Recently, an open records request uncovered Ehrhart used his position to pressure the President of Kennesaw State University to act in favor of his personal bias.  Ehrhart was apparently offended by the KSU cheerleaders’

Outrage Now Part Of Education Process

This week’s Courier Herald column: There is very little that can serve as fodder for today’s outrage machine than an error, a lapse in judgement, or a poor decision made by a classroom teacher. It is the nightmare scenario for not only most teachers, but principals and other high-level bureaucrats within the education system. The

UGA Professor: Choose Your Own Grade

Dr. Richard Watson, a Management Information Systems professor at UGA’s Terry College of Business, has gone viral by offering students a chance to “[indicate] what grade you think is appropriate” in his syllabi. The syllabi, obtained by campusreform.org and posted below, allows students to judge if assignments makes them “unduly stressed” and promises that no