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
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.
He says we've "made two mistakes" in helping underprivileged children. His column has more mistakes than that.
What Obama's New Task Force Should Do to Fight College Rape
January 23, 2014
Experts suggest the administration's way forward on campus sexual assault.
A Crash Course in California Politics
January 19, 2014
Corinthian Colleges is one of the worst-performing higher education companies in the country. So why did the California government let it off the hook?
Would You Send Your Kids to a School Where Students Make the Rules?
January 05, 2014
This school claims to take the angst out of education. The results make it look that way—among other things.
Who Takes MOOCs?
January 04, 2014
Surprising new data on what's supposed to be the future of higher ed
Trying to create the future of online education is harder than it seemed.
Bored to Death
December 16, 2013
Boredom at school is an epidemic. This map shows it—in real time.
Stop Giving Multiple-Choice Tests, and Start Letting Robots Grade Students' Essays
December 06, 2013
Scientists have created software that can grade short-answer essays in five seconds.