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Greece in Crisis: Foucault and The Nuance of Power

Without a more nuanced understanding of the power dynamics at play, economic coercion will fail to bring Greece back into the European fold.
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College Ratings and the Idea of the Liberal Arts

Many political and economic elites view liberal arts degrees as frivolous and want college to focus strictly on preparing graduates to make money.

What Works to Keep Kids in School?

With national graduation rates still low, this article examines the best ways to keep kids in school.

Heat Waves: 20 Years After Chicago

Two articles look at the sociological impact of the 1995 heat wave in Chicago, which killed 700 people.
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What Makes Work Meaningful? Ask a Zookeeper

In interviews with zookeepers, researchers found that good feelings about work ran deeper than a standard survey metric like job satisfaction could capture.

Teaching White Kids Anti-Racism

Teachers can take a step toward helping white kids overcome racial prejudice simply by addressing historical examples of racism.
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The History of Graduation Ceremonies and Other School Rituals

Graduation ceremonies and traditions have certainly changed over the past 100 years.

Japan, the U.S, and the Perils of International Education Comparisons

Current comparisons of U.S. and Chinese educational systems echo earlier comparisons to Japan.
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A Marxist Take on FIFA

FIFA is a corporation--the current crisis of football fits perfectly into the model of capitalist expansion and inevitable crisis predicted by Marx.

Safe Rooms, Fear, and the Limits of Rational Thinking

Do safe rooms realistically protect people from outside threats?