Gap 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.
The End of Research in WisconsinUW–Madison spent $9 million to keep top faculty from being poached, but the damage has been done.
Down With Algebra II!It drives dropout rates and is mostly useless in real life. Andrew Hacker has a plan for getting rid of it.
DeRay Mckesson Isn’t Baltimore’s Black Lives Matter CandidateHe’s its education-reform candidate. And that’s a lot more controversial.
Save the Bunnies!How college administrators can curb attrition, save money—and, oh yes, help students.
Slate 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.
Should 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.
It’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.
The Single Most Important Question on Any College Campus TourThe Obamas haven’t yet had the chance to ask it.
The N-O ManThe University of Iowa’s new president has no experience, no ideas, and flubbed his own résumé.
The Frightening Power of the Home-Schooling LobbyThanks to a small but fierce group, home schooling is barely regulated in much of the U.S. That means child neglect—and even abuse—is falling through the cracks.
“We Don’t Want Students 2 Waste Their $”A professor tried to warn incoming freshmen about the gutting of their education. It didn’t go well.
Both Sides NowHigher education needs more diversity of thought. Bringing anti-vaccine paranoia into the classroom isn’t the way to achieve it.
Is Addiction a Learning Disorder?A powerful new book argues for a new understanding of substance abuse.
It Doesn’t Add UpAndrew Hacker argues that abstract math is scary, damaging, and should be optional in American education. He should check his calculations.
A College Degree for $1,000?According to a new startup, that’s the true cost of a college education.
The Humiliating Nightmare of Academic-Conference SeasonThis is why every academic you know is so depressed over the holidays.
Some of America’s Worst For-Profit Colleges Are Raking It InHere’s how much they’re billing taxpayers.
Is 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.
Professors Shouldn’t Teach to Younger Versions of ThemselvesToo many academics focus on ideal students rather than real ones.
“A Kind of Grad-Student Gaslighting”Karen Kelsky has made navigating the brutal academic job market her business.
That “Volunteer Professor” AdWhat a sweet program for Mormon retirees tells us about the state of the adjunct universe.