Democracy vs. Scientists: The Case of Evolution in Schools

Scientific expertise sometimes clashes with policy-making when it comes to teaching evolution in schools

Talk About Terrorism: Metaphors We Live and Die By

The four main metaphors of counter terrorism and their implications.
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What’s a Test Score Worth?

Are any standardized tests really useful?
Dr. Alondra Nelson

Interview with Alondra Nelson: Race + Gender + Technology + Medicine

Alondra Nelson studies gender and black studies at the intersection of science and technology.

Challenges Beyond the Classroom: Poverty, Race and Educational Achievement

Levels of educational achievement in the U.S. are deeply connected with race & income levels.

Is Common Core Doomed?

Is there still hope for Common Core Standards? And what will make them effective?
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Does Common Core Math Work?

(This is the first post in a four-part series about Common Core) Why is my kid’s math homework ...

Are Bilingual People Smarter Than People Who Speak One Language?

Is the bilingual advantage real? Are bilingual people smarter than people who speak one language?
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Should Vaccination Be Compulsory?

While science is clear that vaccines are safe and effective, it is silent on whether or not mandating compulsory vaccination is the right thing to do.
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Sociologists Test Six Arguments For and Against Capital Punishment

The sociologists Michael Radlet and Marian Borg test out six arguments for and against capital punishment.