Articles tagged with children-and-family

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Lelac Almagor

Accountability is important. But tests that tie school funding to student performance only make things worse.

Christine Hume Halloween Stranger Danger
Christine Hume

Bizarre restrictions are levied against people on the sex offense registry on Halloween. But do they actually make children safer or simply reveal what we fear?

Peter Coviello Mormonism Women Secularism
Peter Coviello

Two recent books about Mormon women highlight the success of the church in redefining itself as a modern liberal religion. But to become that, the Latter-day Saints dramatically reworked both their theology and history.

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Gina Schouten

Balancing work-life pressures is often considered the holy grail, but men can still opt out of these policies. To move the needle on gender inequality, the state needs to take more coercive action. 

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Erik Loomis

Sixty-five years after Brown v. Board of Education, U.S. schools remain largely segregated. This matters not only because white and black students experience very different educational outcomes, but also because school is where children form many of their ideas about race and privilege.

Jordan Peele Us Tao Leigh Goffe
Tao Leigh Goffe

Jordan Peele's ‘Us’ depicts the terrors faced by black mothers in a way that owes as much to Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’ as it does to classic Hollywood horror. 

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Nara Milanich

The meaning of fatherhood remains elusive, even in the age of DNA-based paternity testing.

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Albert W. Dzur

Education’s most important job is to teach students to take an active role in their democracy, starting in their own communities.

Hugh Ryan After Marriage
Hugh Ryan

Did the success of gay marriage erode the radical potential of queer politics?