Articles tagged with education

Christopher J. Lee

Faculty voices must be heard as decisions are made about reopening.

Jeffrey Aaron Snyder

Besides overturning the very structure of higher education virtually overnight, COVID-19 will also accelerate a number of troubling longer-term trends—including less public funding and a migration of courses online.

Lelac Almagor

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

Shannon Ross College Prison
Shannon Ross

One man’s struggle to earn a degree while incarcerated shows how far tough-on-crime policies go to prevent prisoners from having a second chance.

Joel Christensen

Many revere Latin as the soul of Western civilization. But its beauty should not keep us from reckoning with its history.

Richard Ford

A judge has ruled in favor of Harvard in a high-profile case about affirmative action. But recent admissions scandals all point to a deeper problem—the presumption that elitism could ever be democratized.

Jonathan Beecher Field Got Shakespeare
Jonathan Beecher Field

When conservatives declare the death of the English major, they highlight the need for the critical thinking skills that English departments excel at teaching.

Loomis Hagerman White Kids
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.

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Samuel Bowles Joshua Cohen

The postwar generation understood why a prosperous working class is crucial to the economy. Can economics be accessible again to ordinary Americans?

Joseph J. Fischel

Debate over Title IX affirmative consent standards has assumed that consent is the best basis for a feminist sexual politics. But what if it isn’t?