Pass/fail was wrong in the spring, and it would also be wrong now

Note: A similar version of this blog post appeared in March. You can read it here. The argument that percolated in the spring semester is starting to gain traction again: Coronavirus has disrupted the semester to such a significant degree that final grades should be awarded as pass/fail. Nope. I accept the fall term has … Continue reading Pass/fail was wrong in the spring, and it would also be wrong now

An open letter to families within the Mt. Lebanon School District

Hi everyone, Let's begin with the obvious: Roughly half of you are going to support the words you're about to read, and roughly half of you aren't. Roughly half of you will think I'm sane and rational, and roughly half of you will think I'm something else. The board of the Mt. Lebanon School District … Continue reading An open letter to families within the Mt. Lebanon School District