What Educators Can Learn From "American Idol"

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to an article from last week's Chronicle of Higher Education ,
there's lots educators can learn about students and evaluating student
achievement from watching American Idol -- of all things -- including
"a veritable hunger for realistic evaluation," "a respect for
expertise," and (this won't surprise anyone) that students are often
poor judges of their own ability. Check out the story here (Schooled by 'American Idol'), and Joanne Jacobs' postings on this meme going back more than a year here.

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