The Price of Admission

Asians shouldn’t have to hide their heritage when applying to college. I did—and I’ll always regret it.

Dec. 1 2017 11:18 AMHow Much Do 2-Year-Olds Develop in Their Second Year?Watch for yourself.
Nov. 30 2017 12:53 PMHome-Based Care Isn’t BabysittingIt’s extremely hard work, and the people, mostly women, who take it on are notoriously underpaid.
Nov. 30 2017 9:05 AMThe Best Child Care Money Can BuyWhat does a program that costs more than $40,000 a year get your 2-year-old?
Nov. 29 2017 9:05 AMChild Care for 2-Year-Olds Is a Luxury in AmericaWith few government supports and an insufficient and expensive private system, accessing good care is a big problem for American parents.
Nov. 27 2017 5:47 AMWhat Is It Like to Be 2 Years Old?On the one hand, you know a lot about things like trucks. On the other hand, you don’t know concepts like what a secret is.
Sept. 19 2017 5:50 AMFailing Charter Schools Have a Reincarnation PlanConverting into private schools—and using voucher programs to thrive on the public dime.
March 21 2017 11:07 AMLaw Schools Don’t Need the LSATBut they need the GRE even less.
Dec. 22 2016 2:17 PM“Demoralizing but Informative”For job-seeking academics, December is the least wonderful time of the year. The academic wikis are why.
Nov. 28 2016 7:45 AMCollege Students Want to Kill Foreign Language RequirementsUniversities should tell them nein.
Nov. 23 2016 11:19 AMOh Good, a “Professor Watch List”The timing of a new website meant to identify liberal academics is grotesque.
Nov. 10 2016 1:07 PMThe Collapse of the American DreamRead a transcript of the United States of Debt’s fifth episode, which looks at aftermath of the foreclosure crisis.
Oct. 27 2016 2:01 PM Princeton Pays UpLocals have contested Princeton’s nonprofit status. That could have big implications for other universities.
Oct. 10 2016 12:30 PM“There’s a Lot of Fear”Hillary Clinton says the “Trump Effect” leads to bullying in K–12 schools. How should teachers respond?
Aug. 26 2016 9:39 AMWhatever You Do, Don’t Say This to a ProfessorCollege students often believe they’re helping themselves when they make one particular appeal. They’re not.
July 20 2016 1:31 PMThis Army Veteran Wanted to Become a Video Game AnimatorInstead, he got played by two for-profit colleges.
Dec. 1 2017 9:22 AMYour 2-Year-Old Is Full of Potential. Here’s How to Develop It.Yes, America needs a child care revolution, but it’s not happening soon. Here are some tips on how to cope in the interim.
Nov. 30 2017 10:00 AMHow Young Is Too Young to Go to School?In France, school can start at age 2. Is that too young?
Nov. 29 2017 9:45 AMShould We Screen All 2-Year-Olds for Autism?It’s actually not too early to assess them, and doing so might help close important socioeconomic and racial gaps around services and treatment.
Nov. 28 2017 11:08 AMWe Know How to Provide Good Child Care. We Just Don’t Invest Enough to Do It.A survey of all 50 states shows that most fall behind when enforcing standards of care. Can regulation help?
Nov. 27 2017 5:46 AMCan We Improve America by Taking Better Care of Our 2-Year-Olds?Toddlers are still considered the sole responsibility of their parents. But if society stepped up, we could help parents and kids alike.
July 13 2017 12:02 PMWe Know Ways to Teach Kids With AutismMost schools just don’t use them.
Jan. 26 2017 9:15 AMStop Problematizing Academic JargonIt’s easy to mock specialized vocabulary. In these anti-intellectual times, we need it more than ever.
Dec. 8 2016 1:08 PMStudent Journalists Are Under ThreatUniversities are increasingly cracking down on their speech. That’s bad news for them and very bad news for democracy.
Nov. 23 2016 1:57 PMHow Trump Could Gut Public EducationHe wants to redirect federal funds toward school vouchers—and his choice of education secretary shows he’s serious.
Nov. 15 2016 5:45 AMThe Ivory Trump TowerWhat Trump means for higher education.
Nov. 10 2016 1:00 PMAmerica’s Foreclosure Crisis Is Far From Over. So Why Don’t We Hear About It?Millions have lost their homes. They’re still in debt today.
Oct. 18 2016 12:28 PMHigh School Graduation Rates Are SoaringHow much credit should we give to President Obama’s education policies?
Oct. 7 2016 8:00 AMThink Like a GeniusIt’s no surprise that Donald Trump is so obsessed with two of the most dangerous concepts in education history.
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.