Opinion: The latest in free-market educational solutions

A recent report was published that slammed America’s education schools for rampant grade inflation and low standards. Here’s a critique of that report: I began teaching in 1976, first in high schools and ultimately in teacher education programs, says Peter Smagorinsky, Distinguished Research Professor of English Education at the University of Georgia and a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, for the Washington Post. Much has changed in my 35 years as a teacher, but one thing remains constant: I have always held myself accountable for my students’ learning…

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Chegg moves beyond textbook rentals

Chegg allows students to read books online while they wait for their hardcopy books.

Online textbook rental company Chegg wants college students to visit its website all year round, not just in the hectic first few days of every semester.

Chegg.com announced Aug. 18 a major expansion of its website that will not only add more eTextbooks, but also integrate other digital content such as homework help, professor ratings, and a study guide marketplace.

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