Sunday school was just one part of nineteenth century reformers’ efforts to improve children’s lives and morals in this period. But the mission of Sunday schools changed significantly over the years.
Today’s teacher’s strikes in places like Oklahoma and West Virginia are the result of labor battles back in 2010, and the declining presence of unions across the economy generally.
American schools produce graduates that have learned to memorize facts, but lack direction in ethics, social skills, adaptability, or knowing how to be happy.
While children will undoubtedly counter myriad difficulties as they navigate life–and it does them a disservice to pretend otherwise–exposure is a double edged sword.
According to one scholar, we’re inundated with ways to pursue pleasure, which we conflate with happiness, to our own detriment.
In 2004, two researchers analyzed the New York Times obit section between 1977 and 2002 in an attempt to understand how the obituary section portrayed American librarians.
Fred Rogers argued by example and in his quiet, firm way that television’s power could be harnessed to shape future generations for good.
Anthropologist Elsa Davidson found at a Silicon Valley high school serving “at-risk” Latino and Southeast Asian kids that there are some complicated obstacles to careers in tech.
Over a week and a half starting on March 1st, 1968, more than 10,000 students in mostly Chicano schools took part in what became known as the East Los Angeles School Blowouts.
An interview with scholar Susie Steinbach, a professor of history at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota.