You can’t live up to standards that you can’t reach.
Following similar scenes in West Virginia and Oklahoma, Raleigh has been filled with thousands of North Carolina teachers marching for higher pay and school funding at the state capitol.
One of these things is not like the other.
Okay, actually, almost none of these things are like the others.
19 years after Columbine, not much has changed. As kids across the country leave class to protest school violence in National Walkout Day, let us reflect on how we got here.
An expression of values. But whose?
Almost immediately, a fresh front was opened in the perpetual war between free speech and outrage.
Of course kids who skip class to protest should be punished.
Chinese, SAT, safety, and more.
The worst theatrical experience I’ve ever had
How necessary is to go to college in order to make a good living? Are we getting what we are paying for? Who doesn’t need to go to college in order to make a good living, indeed, even to get rich? Those are the issues I explore here while reflecting on Bryan Caplan’s new book that argues for austerity in education and how a friend of mine is doing quite well in business without a college degree.
I have been thinking about the point of lower education.
A look at the media coverage of the West Virginia strike.
Kids these days no longer use lockers, apparently.
A language is more than a listing of its words.
Because adoption and doctoral education as practiced in the United States are hallmarks of multicultural policy
Ignorance is not only ignorance, and we need to understand why others make the mistakes they do.
Against the recommendations of positive psychology
Practice makes perfect.
What makes practice?
The political right and left believe they are not welcomed at our universities. That doesn’t mean we need to treat all demands on higher education seriously.
A review of a must-read book about tenure and the humanities.
Are colleges teaching critical thinking?
The move towards violent street fighting is a dangerous trend which should not be accommodated by polite political society.
Pitch in for Science!
If you want a creature that repeats lines from a textbook, get a parrot.
Youtube is where intellectuals should be making community outreach.
Really, nobody is to blame for the unsustainable adjunct situation in academia. And so, nobody can fix it.
Cost disease in higher education
This started off as a joke when I proposed it; now I’m serious and think it would make for a good course.
Vikram is a terrible father. Tell him so.
Oscar judges the State Science Fair and offers commentary
Should Yale head for the Sunshine State?
How should you judge professors who skip books on the syllabus? (Oh, and college isn’t for everyone.)
Every once in a while, when I’m feeling overwhelmed, I watch college commencement ceremonies on YouTube. These rituals remind me how perverse our higher-education system is—and of the empty idealism that colleges and universities sell us: We are here today, donning our ceremonial robes and caps, to recite the traditional vacuous platitudes and wish you…
What university ephemera can tell us about how academia sees itself.
Tension and divides over school policy in the U.S. persist. Can the disparate philosophies get along?
This week: Health, Education, Business, Poilitics, Government, and Society.