Education

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A Stark Divide: On Critical Race Theory in the Classroom

Why might race-based education be necessary for developing our youth into fully-fledged adults?
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Blame and Forgiveness in Student Loan Debt

What do Elizabeth Warren's proposed policies regarding student debt relief say about responsibility and fairness?
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On Censorship, Same-Sex Marriage, and a Cartoon Rat

Recent censorship in Alabama and Arkansas of a cartoon same-sex marriage in a kids' show on public television raises questions about audience and inclusivity. Who is guilty of "having an agenda?"
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The Ethics of Homeschooling

The vast difference in states' standards for homeschooling raises troubling questions about children's growth and their prospects of ever developing real autonomy. It also casts doubt on the legitimacy of home-based learning.
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Religious Liberty and Science Education

New legislation has important implications for science education, particularly the presentation of evolution and climate science in public schools. How broadly should religious freedom extend? What is at stake?

The Moral Challenges of Opening Up Schools During the Pandemic

There may be no ideal one-size-fits-all solution for schools reopening, but that doesn't mean that all plans are equal.
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The 21st-Century Valedictorian and the Battle for First Place

Choosing a valedictorian has long been a tradition of high school graduation. Due to concerns about student stress, its status is now in question.
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Back to School: America’s Uncontrolled and Unethical Experiment

Public officials have described the return to classrooms as an "experiment," but this description fails to appreciate the guidelines for studying protected populations.
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In Colorado, The Right to Comprehensive Sex Education

Colorado students are testifying in favor of a bill that would make comprehensive sex education the norm in public schools, but not all parents are happy with the legislation.
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Reflections of a Teacher during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Policy decisions and institutional design have a lot to say about the value we place on education and the components we deem necessary for its delivery.