Whatever You Do, Don’t Say This to a Professor

College students often believe they’re helping themselves when they make one particular appeal. They’re not.

July 27 2016 2:24 PM19th-Century For-Profit Colleges Spawned Trump UniversityFor-profit education isn’t a new thing.
July 15 2016 5:51 AMOne Reason School Segregation PersistsWhite parents want it that way.
July 12 2016 1:25 PMHow Are Student Loans Forcing Us All to Pay the High Cost of Education? Read a transcript of the United States of Debt’s third episode, which looks the high cost of student loans.
July 6 2016 3:40 PMThe Teachers’ CandidateHow Hillary Clinton is changing the Democratic Party’s relationship with the school-reform movement.
June 3 2016 8:53 AMTitle I Is Supposed to Fund Our Poorest SchoolsSomehow $2.6 billion of it still ends up in the hands of wealthier-than-average districts.
April 20 2016 3:35 PMThe U.S.’s Best High School Starts at 9:15 a.m.Why aren’t more schools following its lead?
March 31 2016 10:54 AMAcademia’s Daddy IssuesInside the bizarre dynamic between grad students and their supervisors.
March 21 2016 11:12 AMThe End of Research in WisconsinUW–Madison spent $9 million to keep top faculty from being poached, but the damage has been done.
March 1 2016 7:30 AMDown With Algebra II!It drives dropout rates and is mostly useless in real life. Andrew Hacker has a plan for getting rid of it.
Feb. 12 2016 4:10 PMDeRay Mckesson Isn’t Baltimore’s Black Lives Matter CandidateHe’s its education-reform candidate. And that’s a lot more controversial.
Jan. 28 2016 5:10 PMSave the Bunnies!How college administrators can curb attrition, save money—and, oh yes, help students.
Dec. 2 2015 2:28 PMSlate Voice: “The End of the College Essay”Students hate writing papers, and professors hate grading them. Should we stop assigning them? Listen to the debate on Slate Plus
Nov. 9 2015 6:05 PMShould It Really Take a Football Team to Force Change on Campus?The University of Missouri only listened to protests against racism when players got involved. That’s a huge problem.
Oct. 27 2015 11:40 AMIt’s Not About Yik YakThe app enables bullying and hate speech on campus. But the bigger problem is college students who don’t want to be in college.
Oct. 13 2015 3:53 PMThe Single Most Important Question on Any College Campus TourThe Obamas haven’t yet had the chance to ask it.
July 20 2016 1:31 PMThis Army Veteran Wanted to Become a Video Game AnimatorInstead, he got played by two for-profit colleges.
July 12 2016 2:18 PMAfraid You’ll Be Paying Off Student Loans Forever?You’re not the only one. Here’s how the high cost of student loans burdens everybody.
July 12 2016 1:19 PMHow the Student Loan Crisis Affects You Even If You Don’t Have Any LoansIn Episode 3, the United States of Debt looks at the high cost of student loans and how they burden everybody.
June 24 2016 5:54 AMChris Christie’s Education Plan Is ShockingHe wants to give to the rich and take from the poor.
May 3 2016 9:59 AMGap Years for Everyone?Malia Obama’s college plan will probably work out great for her, but taking time off before college isn’t exactly foolproof.
April 4 2016 11:40 AMIs Addiction a Learning Disorder?A powerful new book argues for a new understanding of substance abuse.
March 29 2016 5:45 AMIt Doesn’t Add UpAndrew Hacker argues that abstract math is scary, damaging, and should be optional in American education. He should check his calculations.
March 1 2016 9:30 AMA College Degree for $1,000?According to a new startup, that’s the true cost of a college education.
Feb. 18 2016 5:33 AMI Tried to Kill the College EssayAnd now professors are using my jeremiad as a teaching tool.
Feb. 11 2016 10:17 AMTenure Protects NothingAnd Bunnygate proves it.
Dec. 9 2015 3:54 PMThe Humiliating Nightmare of Academic-Conference SeasonThis is why every academic you know is so depressed over the holidays. 
Nov. 17 2015 8:30 AMSome of America’s Worst For-Profit Colleges Are Raking It InHere’s how much they’re billing taxpayers.
Nov. 3 2015 11:10 AMIs This the Worst Free-Market Higher-Ed Idea Ever?It doesn’t work in the construction business, and it won’t work in academia, either.
Oct. 21 2015 10:47 AMProfessors Shouldn’t Teach to Younger Versions of ThemselvesToo many academics focus on ideal students rather than real ones.
Oct. 8 2015 1:27 PM“Kill All by 10-8-15”Teaching Leviathan in the aftermath of Roseburg.