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Posts in category “Education”

Why Being an “Excellent Sheep” Isn’t So Bad

The daily bread of knowledge will sustain students as they grow into self-reflective souls.

Posted August 26th, 2014

Unschooling: the Future of Education?

Ben Hewitt doesn’t send his boys to school—he doesn’t even own a …

Posted August 19th, 2014

How Do We Fix the Ivy League?

What’s the problem with Ivy League schools these days? According to William Deresiewicz, …

Posted July 24th, 2014

Our Widening Country, City Divide

There has always been a country-city divide in America, with a swath …

Posted June 19th, 2014

Handwriting Matters, After All

Aside from its qualitative benefits, handwriting serves important quantitative purposes, as well.

Posted June 4th, 2014

How to Stop Next Year’s Disinvitation Season

Disinvitation season has come and gone. In this year’s enactment of a …

Posted May 22nd, 2014

For D.C. Schools, Brown Wasn’t Enough

When Brown v. Board of Education, the 9-0 Warren Court ruling, came …

Posted May 20th, 2014

What College Isn’t For

Students across the U.S. flock to elite institutions, hoping to find better …

Posted May 8th, 2014

Killing the School Bus With Density

Over at Atlantic Cities, Sarah Goodyear flags a video about the Cleveland …

Posted May 2nd, 2014

How Parental Involvement Affects Students’ College Success

Children with “highly involved fathers” are 98 percent more likely to complete …

Posted April 24th, 2014

Bard College Declares War on Admissions Rigmarole

I once tutored a student who could write an A+ essay, and …

Posted April 11th, 2014

New York’s Segregated Schools Need New Answers

Friday’s Bloomberg article confirmed a longtime suspicion about New York public schools: …

Posted April 1st, 2014

Why Finland’s Educational Model Is More Conservative Than Ours

Advocates of education reform have pointed to Finland consistently over the past …

Posted March 18th, 2014

Common Core & Globalization: Fact and Fiction, Part VI

Indiana is set to dump the Common Core standards, after a proposal …

Posted March 14th, 2014

Teaching Math Under Common Core: Fact and Fiction, Part V

As part of a continuing discussion on the myths and truths surrounding Common …

Posted March 13th, 2014

Common Core and Teachers: Fact and Fiction, Part IV

Question: Does Common Core’s focus on skills and test results hurt teachers? …

Posted March 12th, 2014

Common Core and “Informational Texts”: Fact and Fiction, Part III

As part of a continuing discussion on the myths and truths surrounding …

Posted March 11th, 2014