The Price of Admission
Asians shouldn’t have to hide their heritage when applying to college. I did—and I’ll always regret it.
Home-Based Care Isn’t BabysittingIt’s extremely hard work, and the people, mostly women, who take it on are notoriously underpaid.
The Best Child Care Money Can BuyWhat does a program that costs more than $40,000 a year get your 2-year-old?
Child 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.
What 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.
Failing Charter Schools Have a Reincarnation PlanConverting into private schools—and using voucher programs to thrive on the public dime.
“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.
Your 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.
Should 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.
We 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?
Can 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.
Stop Problematizing Academic JargonIt’s easy to mock specialized vocabulary. In these anti-intellectual times, we need it more than ever.
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.