September 17, 2019
Other than Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) weaponizing the failed desegregation relic of mandatory busing to bludgeon frontrunner Joe Biden, the Democrats said little about their vision for transforming education in their first two rounds of presidential nomination debates.
During round three September 12 in Houston, perhaps they will latch onto the hottest fad in public education right now: social-emotional learning (SEL). As much as emotion is steering the party far to the left on a wide range of s...
September 10, 2019
The Ohio State Board of Education has adopted K-12 standards that put social-emotional learning (SEL) on par with math, English, and other academic subjects.
The goal of SEL is to develop the “whole child” by helping students build “self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, and relationship and responsible decision-making skills,” the Ohio Department of Education’s official description of the standards states.
In 2012, the state board adopted Early Learning and Development Standards f...
June 11, 2019
The standards include the development of core competencies: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Skills.
March 21, 2018
Critics of the public school system, myself included, often disparage government schools for failing to teach kids. Yes, it’s alarming U.S. students continue to lag academically behind their international peers (only about one-third of high school graduates are prepared for college), and it’s pathetic most students test very poorly in geography, civics, reading, and math. As bad as it is that schools aren’t teaching our kids important areas of learning, it’s what they are teaching that should re...
August 25, 2016
Eight states will be working with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) during the 2016-17 school year to develop new Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) standards.
CASEL, which receives some government funding, states on its website the organization’s mission is to advance “the development of academic, social and emotional competence for all students.”
CASEL announced in August it had chosen California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, Pennsylvania, ...
December 21, 2016
...waste of time and money, and it obviously hasn’t helped improve academic outcomes.
“This summer the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) announced it had chosen eight states to collaborate on creating K-12 social emotional learning’ standards,” Jane Robbins and Karen Effrem wrote for The Federalist in October. “All students, from kindergartners through high-school seniors, would be measured on five ‘non-cognitive’ factors: self-awareness, self-management, social a...
September 2, 2016
Eight states will be working with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) during the 2016–17 school year to develop new social and emotional learning (SEL) standards.
CASEL, which receives some government funding, states on its website the organization’s mission is to advance “the development of academic, social, and emotional competence for all students.”
CASEL announced in August it had chosen California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, Pennsylvania,...
February 22, 2022
Since the start of the coronavirus crisis, advocates of greater government planning and redistribution have used “following the science” as the rhetorical cover to rationalize the growth in political paternalism. Now, however, some of them are coming out of the closet and insisting that economists, for example, must explicitly adopt an authoritarian ethic that requires the end to any free-market society.
Diane Coyle is a prominent professor of public policy at Cambridge University in the United...
July 30, 2019
At any moment in time, the world seems to be going to hell in a handbasket. Manners are missing; ethics are being eliminated; culture is corrupted; social attitudes are supercilious; virtues are vanishing; literature is mostly licentious; industry and commerce are materialistically crude and callous; and humaneness is hamstrung by greed and selfishness. It’s the end of civilization. And there are always those who have projects and plans to fix it and set the world right, almost always through go...
May 9, 2022
...ed field. Culturally responsive education, inventive spelling, new math, experiential learning, balanced literacy, etc. are educational styles that have come and gone and come and gone and….
One of the more enduring educational whims isSocial Emotional Learning (SEL) which took off in the 1990s when the Collaborative to Advance Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) came into being, and hosted a conference with researchers, educators, child advocates, and others in the field. By integrating SEL...