The Wild, Unregulated Business of After-School Programs
December 02, 2013
How much do you really know about that soccer coach or piano teacher?
How the Red Solo Cup Became a Political Football
October 31, 2013
Solo cups are usually the domain of college kids at keg parties, but they’ve been in the news lately thanks to a very different demographic: politicians.
LinkedIn’s New Network for Teens Is a Wasted Opportunity
October 30, 2013
LinkedIn's play for college-bound teens mimics the worst of the college-admissions racket
Meet the "Lexile," the absurd reading metric for the Common Core.
Maya Angelou and Judy Blume Are Wrong About Childhood Reading
October 22, 2013
This morning, over 120 children’s book authors and illustrators sent a letter to President Barack Obama expressing concern for “our readers,” a.k.a. tots through tweens.
What Slate Missed: 5 Other Reasons College Women Shouldn’t Get Drunk
October 16, 2013
Emily Yoffe has managed to outrage everyone on Twitter this morning despite having written nothing about our infuriating Congress.
College Admissions Requirements in America Are Crazy. Here’s a Solution.
September 29, 2013
Students are headed back to school, which means the media is busy enlightening us yet again about the university admissions process.
Tests Make Kids Smarter. Let's Give Them More.
September 24, 2013
Why American schools need more testing, not less.
I Have Nothing Against Classical Music—But That's Exactly My Point
September 20, 2013
I’m really grateful to Paul Berman for his reply to my recent New Republic column “Stop Forcing Your Kids to Learn a Musical Instrument,” a reply that is good-humored and sympathetic.
Parents Absolutely Should Force Their Kids to Take Music Lessons
September 19, 2013
Should children study violin—or rather, be forced to study violin? Or forced to study ballet?