Failing Charter Schools Have a Reincarnation Plan

Converting into private schools—and using voucher programs to thrive on the public dime.

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.
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 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.
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.