“Education,” wrote John Dewey (namesake of the famous library decimal system), “is a process of living.” Here, we explore that process, how it started, evolved, and what's in store for the future of learning.
Who should rule American schools?
The national drive for education reform has touched off many power struggles, but one has emerged as fundamental.
Is $600 Billion Enough to Fund American Schools?
Today’s new austerity may have an upside if it prods schools to embrace new technologies that cut costs and improve learning.
The School Lunch Wars
Sixty-five years ago, the federal school lunch program was created to make American schoolchildren healthier. Today, it's helping to make them fatter. Will a new law change the diets of millions of kids raised on French fries and chicken nuggets?
Bad Rap on Schools
Bad schools are not going to sink the American economy. Despite what the headlines say, U. S. students fare well in international comparisons. It's the schools serving the poor that demand our attention.
Classical Education in America
The study of ancient Greek and Latin long ago vanished from most American classrooms, and with it has gone a special understanding of the values and virtues prized by Western civilization.
Why do so few conservatives work in higher education?
To some degree, it’s self-selection, but there are other factors at play.
College for All?
The college-educated share of America’s population has barely increased in years. The key to reviving mass higher education may be to rethink the divide between high school and college.
Teach to the Test?
Most of the problems with testing have one surprising source: cheating by school administrators and teachers.
Want to break gender stereotypes? Teach boys home economics.
It will teach boys a practical skill (and could very well improve America's marriages).