Rebecca Schuman Rebecca Schuman

Rebecca Schuman is an education columnist for Slate.

Brow Beat
Dec. 10 2014 10:16 AMThis Eerie Children’s Book Is the Perfect “Cool Aunt” Present
Brow Beat
Nov. 24 2014 4:02 PMThe Bogus Academic Journal Racket Is Officially Out of Control
Doublex
Nov. 6 2014 1:06 PMStop Fit Shaming Pregnancy The ridiculous New York Times pregnancy fitness videos are making me miserable. 
Brow Beat
Oct. 31 2014 1:13 PMThe Scariest Thing About Grimm Is Its Horrific Butchery of the German Language
Education
Oct. 22 2014 4:45 PMWelcome to 13th Grade!Several Oregon high schools are offering a fifth year of high school. Every district should consider it.
Education
Oct. 14 2014 4:38 PMNeither a Wallflower Nor a Paris Geller BeThe use and abuse of class participation in the college classroom.
Education
Sept. 30 2014 1:48 PMThrashedFlorida State’s new president is underqualified and mistrusted. But here’s how he can turn it around.
Brow Beat
Sept. 22 2014 5:45 PMThe University of California Corrects “Injustice” by Paying Rich Executives Even More
Brow Beat
Sept. 11 2014 4:30 PMDear Professors: Please Don’t Respond to the Mean Things Students Say About You Online
Education
Aug. 26 2014 11:42 PMSyllabus Tyrannus The decline and fall of the American university is written in 25-page course syllabi.
Brow Beat
Aug. 20 2014 1:35 PMIf You Think You’re Too Jaded to Be Shocked by This New Movie, You’re Wrong
Education
Aug. 14 2014 11:27 AMCease Rogeting Proximately!College students (and adults) sure love the right-click thesaurus. Too bad it makes you sound the opposite of smart.
Books
Aug. 5 2014 10:59 AMStrongest Possible EndorsementA funny and lacerating novel of academia written in the form of letters of recommendation. 
Brow Beat
July 31 2014 9:33 AMThis Brilliant Amazon Parody Proves That Germans Really Do Have a Sense of Humor
Brow Beat
July 22 2014 3:56 PMGermans Love Getting Naked at the Beach. So Should We.
Education
Dec. 4 2014 11:13 AMThe Campus Alcohol Problem That Nobody Talks AboutWorried about binge drinkers? Start at the faculty club.
Education
Nov. 19 2014 11:45 PMQuit Picking on Old ProfessorsBullying boomers into retirement won’t help the sad state of higher education in this country.
Science
Nov. 4 2014 11:23 AMDon’t Worry Your Pretty Little HeadsA New York Times op-ed trolls the academic science community.
Education
Oct. 30 2014 11:37 AMYour Professor Isn’t a Lazy LudditeWhen a college class goes low-tech, students should be delighted, not disappointed.
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 11:34 AMGermans Really Are More Punctual. Just Ask Angela Merkel.
Brow Beat
Oct. 10 2014 5:11 PMYou Can Now Go to College in Germany for Free, No Matter Where You’re From. Should You?
Education
Sept. 23 2014 11:45 PMWhy Your Cousin With a Ph.D. Is a Basket Case Understanding the Byzantine hiring process that drives academics up the wall.
Education
Sept. 18 2014 12:30 PM“Alt-Ac” to the Rescue?Humanities Ph.D.s are daring to enjoy their “regular” jobs, and the definition of academic success is changing. Sort of.
Education
Sept. 8 2014 10:34 AMThe Birth of the #FergusonSyllabusIn St. Louis and around the country, professors and students grapple with the lessons of Ferguson. 
Education
Aug. 20 2014 11:48 PMBeware the Gilderoy Lockharts of the UniversityAny professor who makes students buy his own book is probably an egomaniacal twit.
Education
Aug. 18 2014 11:01 AM“My Most Offended Readers Are Ivy-Bound 18-Year-Olds”A conversation with Excellent Sheep author William Deresiewicz.
Brow Beat
Aug. 6 2014 8:32 AMAngela Merkel’s Been Wearing the Same Amazing Tunic for 18 Years
Education
Aug. 1 2014 11:04 AMABD CompanyWhat’s worse than getting a Ph.D. in today’s job market? Not finishing one.
Education
July 22 2014 6:52 PMInterminable DegreesIs the future of higher education a program from which you can never graduate?
Education
July 15 2014 11:32 PMRevise and Resubmit!Peer review is slow. It’s unhelpful. It’s generally awful. Here’s how to fix it.

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