Columbia graduate student union

Why Grad Students Unionize

The graduate student union movement is a fight by low-paid workers to get more money and better benefits.
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The Dangerous Lessons Kindergarteners Learn About Being “Smart”

Kids develop images of themselves as "smart" or "not smart" at very young ages.
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How One Group of Teachers Defended Academic Freedom

The opposition to the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1950s San Francisco may offer insight on strategies for supporting academic freedom.
Catholic school building

School Choice Since 1800

Donald Trump is putting forward a plan to massively increase the use of public money to pay students’ ...
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Teaching Trump: The Rise of the Crowd-Sourced Syllabus

With the rise of the crowd-sourced syllabus, such as the #FergusonSyllabus or #TrumpSyllabus, the digital age has expanded the scope of online learning.
University of Virginia

Should the Government Pay for a Classical University Education?

Questions about what sorts of higher education the government should pay for are nothing new.
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Student Writing in the Digital Age

Essays filled with "LOL" and emojis? College student writing today actually is longer and contains no more errors than it did in 1917.
Mather School, Dorchester Massachusetts

Where American Public Schools Came From

How American public schools came to be taxpayer-funded.
Wren Library, Cambridge University

Political Correctness Redux

“Political correctness” has been in the news a lot lately, in relation to gender-neutral bathrooms, Donald Trump’s attacks ...
classroom

The Problem of School Discipline in the Twenties

Teachers, especially women, faced social pressure in both directions when it came to school discipline in the 1920s.