Education

The Miseducation of the Tiger Mom
An odd new book by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld gives ambition a bad name
March 25, 2014

A book by Yale Law professors Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld shows an astonishing lack of scholarly rigor or common sense.

How to Fix Head Start
It works better than you've heard, but it still needs reform

The program actually works pretty well. But it could be a lot better.

Obama Is Cracking Down on For-Profit Colleges—And Liberals Should Applaud Him for It
March 17, 2014

The new regulation could cause some for-profits to become ineligible for federal grants and scholarships.

The New SAT Will Do Away with 'SAT Words,' And That's a Shame
March 07, 2014

What will the world be like without "effulgent" and "grandiloquence"? 

Comic Book Convinces Kenyans to Dye Their Chickens Pink
It does good things for education, too.
March 07, 2014

It also has good advice about chickens.

Trigger Happy
The "trigger warning" has spread from blogs to college classes. Can it be stopped?
March 03, 2014

It has moved from blogs and into college classes. Can it be stopped?

Some Cities Are Promising Free College to High School Students. Does It Work?
February 21, 2014

If a college degree is the new high school diploma, why not make higher education free? These cities did.

How Much Is Too Much to Spend on College? One Study Has an Answer.
February 16, 2014

Two new studies show college is still a great investment.

Let's Stop Pretending That French Is an Important Language
February 02, 2014

The idea that American-born children need to learn French has become more reflex than action, like classical music played at the wedding of people who live to modern pop.

How Taxpayer-Funded Schools Teach Creationism—and Get Away With It
The dangers of "school choice" without testing
January 30, 2014

It’s National School Choice Week, and among the latest controversies is whether and to what extent publicly funded alternatives to traditional public schools should be held to the same test-based accountability standards.

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