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education



  • Give Kids the "Summer Slowdown" They Need

    by David M. Perry

    Many parents, teachers and academics included, may wonder what they can do to fix the damage of COVID on kids' emotional health. The author suggests considering doing little. 


  • Much More Than Muffins: The Women Scientists Who Invented Home Ec (Review)

    Journalist Danielle Drellinger's book on the invention and evolution of the disicpline of Home Economics calls it a uniquely American blend of pragmatism and research, but historians who read it may wish it examined the racial and gender assumptions underlying the "best way" of keeping a home. 



  • The Commonality between Biden’s Education Secretary and Betsy Devos is a Warning

    by Adam Laats

    Public education has long been envisioned as a black box that can fix the social problems created by inequality in the United States. When it has failed to perform this miracle, the education system has been subjected to successive waves of wrenching reform. It's time to fix the society outside the school walls. 



  • Billion-Dollar Book Companies Are Ripping Off Public Schools

    Although they tout the advantages of learning technology, major publishers exploit copyright law and licensing agreements to force school districts to pay $27 per student per year for temporary access to digital copies of books like "The Diary of Anne Frank." 



  • A More Perfect Meritocracy

    by Agnes Callard

    Two new books take aim at the moral failures of meritocracy. But we can advocate for a more just society without giving up on merit.



  • Joe Biden Can Inspire Young People — If He Listens to Them

    by Erica Moretti

    Despite apparent progress, children and young adults remain politicized but unable to be political. Mostly this is because politics remains an old person’s game, seldom open to direct representation of young people and adolescents even in issues that directly concern them.