May 28, 2017

I can’t quite get Alex Tizon’s Atlantic feature, “My Family’s Slave,” out of my mind. It may be a case of unhealthy “compulsion” – as described in Sharon Begley’s recent book on the syndrome, Can’t Just Stop. On the other hand, the article itself is inordinately grippi...

May 26, 2017

Seven years ago, sociologists-turned-education-experts Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa published a book (under the same name) in which they made a startling argument. Unveiling a study involving 2,300 American students, they claimed they had observed very “limited learni...

May 25, 2017

This is the title of a recent NYT article, for those who missed it. It describes in great detail the questionable sales tactics the tech behemoth has used to outmaneuver Microsoft and other competitors and colonize thousands of schools (for example, pitching technology...

May 7, 2017

Children and adolescents now face increasing pressures to boost their academic skills and knowledge. This starts from an ever earlier age, and never seems to cease. Could there be a better – more enjoyable yet productive – way to do it?

Learning does not come in a singl...

May 7, 2017

Deep reading is often associated with slow reading, allowing time to understand and critically analyze longer texts. It may be more illuminating to think of it as a state of mind associated with the kind of reading that captures our full attention and is invested with...

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