[Ed1] An interesting look at the economic impact of place-based scholarships (basically, attend a public school here get a college scholarship). If it’s most likely to be used by wealthier parents, could we essentially bribe our way into economic integration?
[Ed2] We may be over-estimating the economic importance of college by underestimating the importance of working in college. I have an aversion to working in college, but if this is true my concerns may be misguided.
[Ed3] Maybe? My take is if you have the opportunity to go to a truly elite college (a list that includes five or maybe ten) then you should do it if you are trying to enter a competitive field, but beyond that I’m not sure how much it’s worth going too deeply in debt over.
[Ed4] I scoffed at first on reading why the DOJ is scrutinizing “early admissions” processes, but reading the article they kind of do have a point. It seems to me a lot of these can maybe be addressed without getting rid of the policy altogether.
[Ed5] Have we failed to make gains in reading because we’re not doing enough social studies?
[Ed6] I (weirdly?) don’t have a big problem with this insofar as they actually release the results. Data is good!
[Ed7] Sigh. France is mandating school for children start at three.
[Ed8] The story of a Russian infiltrator! Except he was mostly interesting in gaming his way in school. Reminds me of an episode of Numb3rs.
[Ed9] Some YouTube stars are facilitating academic cheating. Falls into that uncomfortable category of illegal behavior almost nobody defends.