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Student-teacher relations rely on communication

May 8, 2013

  Students have heard of this before. A student doesn’t know his or her grade and has no idea how they are doing in the class. Teachers change what they have scheduled on the syllabus. These situations are nothing new in college. The issue, however, is that students and teachers do not always...

New Wisconsin Framework for Educator Effectiveness has flaws

November 16, 2011

State Schools Superintendent Tony Evers announced recently the state of Wisconsin will implement a new way to evaluate teachers. Known as the Wisconsin Framework for Educator Effectiveness, this new plan will evaluate teachers on three levels: developing, effective, or exemplary.  For teachers who...

Student teaching at UW-W can be tough on students

October 26, 2011

Many of our fields of study have graduation requirements that go beyond sustaining a certain GPA and attaining credits. Whether it is community service hours, a writing requirement or student teaching, many students are familiar with the additional requirements provided by their college of study. The...

Education cuts bad for Wisconsin

March 11, 2011

Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal will affect numerous aspects of Wisconsinites’ lives including one UW-Whitewater holds near and dear to it’s heart:     Education. With a strong education program at UW-Whitewater, students might fear they will see the students they will one day teach face struggles in the upcoming years. Also, a decrease...

Letters to the Editor

March 1, 2011

Opinions expressed in letters to the editor and staff commentaries do not reflect the views of the Royal Purple. A hard learned lesson Many of the voters who elected handsome young Scott Walker are not old enough to remember Republicans Richard “I am not a crook” Nixon and the dirty tricks Wate...

Understand your First Amendment Privileges

March 1, 2011

In light of recent events in the Wisconsin legislative branch, it's important to review the fine line between the terms "right" and "privilege." This is something that should have been addressed when protests first erupted in Madison. However, with limited space in the Royal Purple, I finally have an opportunity to bring it to the...

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