Stop Problematizing Academic Jargon
It’s easy to mock specialized vocabulary. In these anti-intellectual times, we need it more than ever.
“Demoralizing but Informative”For job-seeking academics, December is the least wonderful time of the year. The academic wikis are why.
Oh Good, a “Professor Watch List”The timing of a new website meant to identify liberal academics is grotesque.
The Collapse of the American DreamRead a transcript of the United States of Debt’s fifth episode, which looks at aftermath of the foreclosure crisis.
Princeton Pays UpLocals have contested Princeton’s nonprofit status. That could have big implications for other universities.
“There’s a Lot of Fear”Hillary Clinton says the “Trump Effect” leads to bullying in K–12 schools. How should teachers respond?
Whatever 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.
This Army Veteran Wanted to Become a Video Game AnimatorInstead, he got played by two for-profit colleges.
Afraid 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.
How 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.
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.
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.
Student Journalists Are Under ThreatUniversities are increasingly cracking down on their speech. That’s bad news for them and very bad news for democracy.
How Trump Could Gut Public EducationHe wants to redirect federal funds toward school vouchers—and his choice of education secretary shows he’s serious.
America’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.
High School Graduation Rates Are SoaringHow much credit should we give to President Obama’s education policies?
Think Like a GeniusIt’s no surprise that Donald Trump is so obsessed with two of the most dangerous concepts in education history.
How 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.
The Teachers’ CandidateHow Hillary Clinton is changing the Democratic Party’s relationship with the school-reform movement.
Title I Is Supposed to Fund Our Poorest SchoolsSomehow $2.6 billion of it still ends up in the hands of wealthier-than-average districts.
The End of Research in WisconsinUW–Madison spent $9 million to keep top faculty from being poached, but the damage has been done.