The wisdom of crowds…

Tim Van SoelenThe CACE RoundtableLeave a Comment

James Suroweicki wrote a fascinating and thought-provoking book with this title in 2005. He tells tales such as that of Sir Frances Galton, a man obsessed with the measurement of physical and mental qualities, statistics, and breeding. Galton decided to  put his obsessions to the test at a livestock fair in London in 1884.  A fat ox was selected and … Read More

School Choice in My State? Really?

Tim Van SoelenSchool LeadersLeave a Comment

I am guessing that if one would survey random citizens as they walk the downtown streets in your community asking the question, “Does our state have school choice legislation?”, you would receive some interesting responses. A fair guess would be that most would not be aware of school choice legislation in their state. The Friedman Foundation has declared “No More!” … Read More

Introducing CACE

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The creation of The Center for Advancement of Christian Education (CACE) was announced at the opening session of the 2013 Andreas Center Conference at Dordt University on Thursday evening, October 31.  The center aims to help innovate, improve, sustain, and promote Christian education at the primary, secondary, and college/university levels. Learn more about CACE’s creation, mission, and future. Tim Van … Read More

The Not-So-Common Core?

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It is difficult to subscribe to any type of education newsfeed without seeing an article, blog post, or political response (for/against) the Common Core State Standards. What began as a seemingly unified attempt to address the United States’ “middle-of-the-pack” performance on international tests (e.g. PISA, TIMSS) as well as create a rigorous set of national standards that would raise achievement … Read More