Tenure Is Not the ProblemTeacher protections are not why poor schools are failing. Segregation is.
The Next Affirmative Action?The Supreme Court just made it harder for universities to defend race-based affirmative action. Will they try using class instead?
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In Defense of Bloomberg's BribeWhy not give cell phones to students for doing well in school?
No Longer Black and WhiteWhy liberals should let California’s affirmative-action ban stand.
The Arguments for Gay Marriage Undermine Affirmative ActionHere’s how Justice Kennedy could vote to recognize same-sex unions and scrap racial preferences.
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Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
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Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough So they added a little self-immolation.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried
The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.
Ascension Island: Home of Lava Fields, a False Forest, and the World's Worst Golf Course
Think You’re Smarter Than Slate’s Future Tense Weather Blogger? Find Out With This Week’s News Quiz.
What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda? A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.