“I understood teenagers and their sense of invincibility, their YOLO mantras and their risky behaviors. But it’s impossible to understand their deaths.”
Atlantic readers tackle the The Atlantic’s September cover story, “The Coddling of the American Mind,” by Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff.
Students of color are expelled and suspended at disproportionate rates. Educators say policies banning “disparate-impact” discipline are not the answer.
Two recent polls conflict in their findings on what adults think about standardized testing, the opt-out movement, and the Common Core.
Certain structural factors appear to make rape especially prevalent on some college campuses.
A new poll suggests that a majority of adults think annual standardized testing is a good thing. They’re not as fond of the opt-out movement.
The number of student-loan holders enrolled in income-based repayment plans has jumped by more than 50 percent since last year.
New state programs allow students to opt out of their local schools part time and instead take online classes—many of them run by for-profit providers.
If earning a degree is key to getting single mothers—and their families—out of poverty, why is it so difficult for them to attend college?
Residents of Baldwin, Michigan, pooled together their money to provide scholarships for everyone, and it changed the town profoundly.
The CDC weighs in: Early class times are taking a toll on adolescents’ health and academic performance.
For many majors, not so much.
Nationwide, the percentage of students getting their diplomas is at an all-time high. But while some states have made incredible strides, others have struggled to keep up.
When it comes to delaying kindergarten entrance, there’s lots more at stake than a single child’s competitive edge.
The candidate’s plan offers up popular items from the menus of other politicians, but its most novel element may prove more controversial.
Adults remember more of what they learned in school than they think they do—thanks to an aspect of education that doesn’t get much attention in policy debates.
Activists demonstrate against soaring tuition, police brutality, and education reform.
The pressure to achieve academically is a crime against learning.
Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt on the personal experiences behind their September cover story for The Atlantic
In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.
Benefits for retirees could ratchet up tuition costs.