Get Tough on Crime, Not Kids

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Dr. Kwame Brown explains why violent crime is significantly less likely when we give children proper care, resources, food and guidance.

Race to Nowhere

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“In nature, formal schooling has no function.”

‘Dope’ Gives Insight into the Modern Educational System

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Proof that education is not always an easy goal for everyone.

4 Easy Ways to Invest in Yourself

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Be the best you can be. That’s an admirable goal!

Front-Loading Change: Why Scott Walker is so Wrong (or Maybe Right?)

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If our assumption is that education is supposed to benefit children, then Scott Walker is wrong. But maybe he’s working under different assumptions.

Where Have All the Children Gone?

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In our mad rush to make our children successful have we left something essential behind–a childhood.

Waking Up from the Dreams of Our Fathers

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Edgar Wilson examines what it means to redefine role models for modern youth.

Get Laid or Get an Education? What’s it Gonna Be?

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To graduate or not to graduate? It’s a treacherous dichotomy based on a false premise.

Consider This My Resignation: On Walking Away

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“My heart believes in the profound and transformative power of education, but my mind tells me that everybody, especially you, will continue to lose with each decision that supports the status quo.”

When A Late Paper is the Least of Her Problems

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Sometimes life doesn’t work well within syllabus guidelines. Professor and writer Jocelyn Pihlaja learns an all-too-familiar lesson regarding late policies and the continuing student.  — Her eyes filled with tears as I spoke. “Yup, you will lose twenty points on your essay if you submit it today. The policy is that you lose ten points for each day that […]

A Guide for Young People: What To Do With Your Life

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So if you can’t figure out the future, what do you do?

The Antifragile Teacher: 14 Low-Tech Teaching Techniques

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John Faithful Hamer shares 14 ways to be an anti-fragile teacher.

Guns on Campus: There Will Be No Artist or Doctor Once the Trigger is Pulled

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Classrooms are places of genuine human engagement, debate, thought and passion. Guns undermine the openness and vulnerability necessary for learning.

#67: Alvin Irby, Founder of Barbershop Books

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Waiting for a haircut isn’t exactly fun for kids. But Alvin Irby is changing that in New York City barbershops.

A Gentlemen’s Guide to the Colored Gem Trifecta

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Do you have someone you’re gift-shopping for? Here’s what you need to know before you buy.

Does Being Pro-Boy Mean “Anti-Girl”?

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Are our boys falling behind in education? Earl Hipp on how to handle this issue in fairness to both genders.