Nicholson Baker went undercover in the classroom. His resulting book delivers a message about education that Americans still need to hear.
Critical inquiry is discouraged in modern-day Vietnamese schools. But, one student argues, there’s an encouraging trend of young people seeking out alternative viewpoints from around the world.
A big question
In recent years, the idea that educators should be teaching kids qualities like grit and self-control has caught on. Successful strategies, though, are hard to come by.
The number of American teens who excel at advanced math has surged. Why?
Today’s young children are working more, but they’re learning less.
Why are so many kids with bright prospects killing themselves in Palo Alto?
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.
Today’s college students can’t seem to take a joke.
The complicated reality of consent
Michael Kimmel’s quest to turn college boys into gentlemen—and improve sex on campus
A brash tech entrepreneur thinks he can reinvent higher education by stripping it down to its essence, eliminating lectures and tenure along with football games, ivy-covered buildings, and research libraries. What if he's right?
Mastering the craft demands time to collaborate—just what American schools don't provide.
Why low completion rates may not matter
Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, the schools in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, show how separate and unequal education is coming back.
And other insights from a ground- breaking study of how parents impact children’s academic achievement
A yearlong investigation of Greek houses reveals their endemic, lurid, and sometimes tragic problems—and a sophisticated system for shifting the blame.
Is it about inequity? Or atheism? Or does it just feel good? Recent studies try to make new scientific sense of an old human problem.
More than half of community-college students never earn a degree. Here's how to fix that.
The United States routinely spends more tax dollars per high-school athlete than per high-school math student—unlike most countries worldwide. And we wonder why we lag in international education rankings?
What happens when a father, alarmed by his 13-year-old daughter's nightly workload, tries to do her homework for a week
... or coaches or therapists. The primary importance of motivating students in post-secondary education.