Cellphoon Reapars (Cellphone Repair)

Written by Neeru Khosla on August 19, 2010
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I cannot help but think about all the money that we are spending on education and educating our future generation. Often I wonder “How much?” “How much is enough?” I struggle with this question and have not come up with any answer yet. We spend billions of dollars and say repeatedly “we are the best country in the world” and yet we are falling behind many other countries in educating our children.

The

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Where do we go from here?

Written by Neeru Khosla on August 5, 2010

You may have noticed that I have not posted on my blog lately. I have been thinking of many things to blog about and have many blogs that I started. I have reached a point where I could not put anything down on paper ideas that I thought were great because every idea made me think about how many things needed to be re-thought.

Everyday we come across a different issue identified as “the issue” – student

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Why the objections?

Written by Neeru Khosla on May 26, 2010

I believe the re-authorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is going to be the defining moment of the American educational system. Either it will become realistic and move us towards teaching and learning that will improve our educational system or it will continue on its backward slide into quicksand.

Everyone has something to say about this Act, as they should. I, too, have my

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Change is coming

Written by Neeru Khosla on May 12, 2010

My four kids who have never lifted a finger to help in the kitchen and have very diverse interests provided me a day that I will always remember.  May 8th, 2010, a date I will always remember, because that became a very special Mother’s Day. They finally got the norms as laid out our society for mother’s day – do something special and meaning full for mother on her day (and hopefully the same for father’s day).

I still

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Olympics and TED conference

Written by Neeru Khosla on April 2, 2010

I had a very grueling yet exhilarating experience.  First, I was at the “Olympics for the mind” – The Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) Conference – followed by a week of Winter Olympics Games for the soul in Vancouver. Never assume that the audience is “just watching.”  It is quite hard work to attend these events.

These two events represent a strange but widely accepted truth.  There is a difference in striving to be your best in sports vs. striving to

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We can do better

Written by Neeru Khosla on March 7, 2010

“Never let schooling interfere with your education”

- Mark Twain

The problem of education is not a new problem. It was present in Mark Twain’s time and it is now still present in the 21st century.  How many Einstein’s have we lost in this mode?  During my life I have the privilege to have had several educations,

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To Warehouse or not to warehouse?

Written by Neeru Khosla on January 17, 2010
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The old Roosevelt warhouse on the edge of Corktown has the aura of a graveyard.  It’s as if this is the place where knowledge went to die.
Curt Guyette

Thus read the editorial story of the Detroit Public school Textbook depository that was abandoned after a fire on the third floor of the building on March 4th, 1987.  The building was sold as is with all the books, many in their original wrapping.  The official estimate of damage was estimated

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Happy New Year from CK-12

Written by Neeru Khosla on January 3, 2010

Dear Friends,

The team at CK-12 wishes you all a very happy, peaceful, and productive 2010.

We are very excited to have completed our third year. It has been a thrill as well as a period of great growth for the whole organization. We are very privileged to be part of the education community.

2009 has been a very volatile and turbulent year for many people. Unlike past disasters and calamities, last 2 years have been unique due to financial, economical, and pandemic

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Thoughts on RTTT

Written by Neeru Khosla on December 1, 2009
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Never before has so much money been made available to reenergize the public school educational system; however, Race to the Top (RTTT) is a double-edged sword. On one side, the reality is that billions of dollars can make a difference. The funds could drive much needed innovation to reengage students, particularly in STEM subjects. Yet, on the other side, we need to remain cognizant that this well intentioned effort could yield unforeseen and unintended

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Wasted Education

Written by Neeru Khosla on November 22, 2009

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Frank Furedi :  Let’s give children the ‘store of human knowledge’.  In flattering kids as ‘digital natives’ for whom the past is irrelevant, we degrade a vital adult mission: “transmitting knowledge“
When I read this quote  my immediate reaction was of confusion.
This quote is saying that it is important for us to educate students to transmit knowledge and not

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