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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Higher

You really have to wonder what's going on in higher education.

First of all, some schools brought in counselors and cancelled classes because professors and students weren't happy with the outcome of the presidential election.  Students walked out of class, and professors appeared to condone the action.

Then, there is West Chester University.  It's developing a course in media literacy, with the goal of teaching students how to spot fake news stories and media bias.

Really?

If students had a solid foundation in politics, history, geography, english, literature and civics-- beginning in elementary school, there would be no need for that media literacy course.  If you're in college, and you still need help in spotting a fake news story, you're in a lot of trouble.

And there's more.  I've seen schools bring in dogs for the students to cuddle as a way to reduce exam taking related stress.  Want an easy way to reduce stress?  Study.  Study hard.  You walk into that exam room with confidence, and you can't wait to crack into that blue book.

A little advice-- turn off social media.  Read a book.  Learn about your world.