10 life lessons from Navy Seal in charge of bin Laden raid
This may just be the best commencement address ever!
Who is running higher education?
The silly season of graduation ceremonies is a touchstone of the state of higher education in the US.
Chaos in Calgary
Like many other places, Alberta's finest university turns a blind eye to binge drinking. It's not a good idea.
Single sex schooling and gender theory
New research questions the advantage of separate schools for boys and girls and suggests they lead to role stereotyping.
Dumbing down: the new SAT
Or how to raise education levels by lowering standards.
Is digital learning the end of education?
"Every child in front of a screen" sounds smart, but it may not be wise.
Asian education: more than tiger mums and rote learning
Another PISA report, another chorus of caricatures of Asian learning success.
Is the dream of free online university education fading?
The head of the biggest online education provider now says that it is a "lousy product".
In tough times, some US colleges may fold
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The old way of doing business in American higher education will not work in the future.
My tutor, The Bard
Teaching your children Shakespeare could be the most rewarding educational experience of their lives.
US education and economy are on the skids, says British historian
Niall Ferguson's controversial analysis of America's institutions is required for anyone who cares about the future of the West.
How free online courses could revolutionize education
American universities are leveraging their prestige by offering on-line courses to students around the world. Is this the way of the future?
Teaching academic integrity
Cheating is out of hand in American universities. What can be done?
The internet is a paradise for cheaters
Universities have to work hard to discourage students from cheating.
How education hijacked brain research
Some governments and schools are considering high-cost brain training programs despite a lack of evidence of any educational benefits.
The Victims’ Revolution
In a new book a gay writer pens a powerful indictment of identity studies as dogmatic cults.
Won’t Back Down
This inspiring film about America's failing schools has a radical diagnosis: shake off the dead hand of the teachers' unions.
Nathan Harden’s “Sex and God at Yale” graphically shows what moral bankruptcy and relativism has produced at America's most elite universities.
Neo vs. the Karate Kid
The Matrix and The Karate Kid offer two competing views of the relationship between how we learn and how we understand human nature.
The battle to reclaim free will
Most neuroscientists today are materialists who believe that everything we do is determined. But this ignores our rationality and free will. There must be a better way.
eU: education goes online
Some of America's best-known universities are trying to leverage their prestige by offering on-line course by leading academics.
The Queen’s English no more
This month witnesses the end of a brave attempt to stop the rot in the English language. What next?
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