Education

Removing Slavery from Textbooks

McGraw-Hill and the Texas textbook controversy brings to light some questions about history. What story are we telling our kids and how does that matter for our nation's consciousness?

No Jubilation in For-Profit Education

Does anyone remember Occupy Wall Street? Hello? Anyone? Well just when you thought they had packed up and gone home, the movement is back and is taking...

Study Guide Ethics

Continuing my discussions of the ethics of various educational practices, this post finds its focus in what might be the only part students like...
Children hanging rainbow flags out of a bus window

All Clubs Are Created Equal

For more than a year, students at North Putnam High School - not far from the Prindle Institute - have been attempting to form...

Student-Athletes: Expectations and Responsibilities

I have been a student athlete for as long as I can remember. From personal experience, it is not an easy task. Learning how...

The Fairness of Science Fairs

The science fair is a common part of the elementary and middle school education; students create a project, like a baking soda and vinegar...

Is it Wrong to Ask Where Else You’re Applying?

When we all were seniors in high school, we filled out the numerous applications to universities that we hoped would accept us and would...

New Student Privacy Law Won’t Extend to College Students

This week it was announced that the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act, which will soon be introduced to Congress for consideration, will not...

Paying Students for Grades: A Slippery Slope?

Increasingly, struggling school districts are weighing the effectiveness of granting students cash rewards for academic performance. But does paying kids for grades take away from the intrinsic value of learning?

The Ivy-Wall Street Pipeline

The Ivy League has always been associated with high status. It is the elite of the United States higher education system, boasting some of...