Classroom setup matters. What works?
Pat Cavagnaro, Principal

My favorite education blog can be found at (“oilf” stands for ‘Out in Left Field’).  Beals frequently discusses Constructivism in education.  The educational philosophy of ACL is solidly anti-Constructivist. 

Constructivism may not be a term you are familiar with, but you need to be.  The Constructivist philosophy drives education in public schools and is starting to creep into private and charter schools. This philosophy will, in not too many years...

Dr. Benjamin Hart, Assistant Principal

In a recent op ed column in the New York Times - "Is Algebra Necessary?" - Andrew Hacker argues against making algebra a required course for high schoolers to complete for graduation.  

Algebra, as many of us will recall with varying degrees of pain or pleasure, is that branch of “pure mathematics” that often has one manipulate variables, solve for x, solve for x, and graph equations.

As a staple of education in modern Western and Eastern nations, Hacker’s claim should strike us as little less than shocking.  But why would a well-educated CUNY prof make such a claim?

X reasons are discernible in Hacker’s piece...