Against the recommendations of positive psychology
Practice makes perfect.
What makes practice?
The political right and left believe they are not welcomed at our universities. That doesn’t mean we need to treat all demands on higher education seriously.
A review of a must-read book about tenure and the humanities.
Are colleges teaching critical thinking?
The move towards violent street fighting is a dangerous trend which should not be accommodated by polite political society.
Pitch in for Science!
If you want a creature that repeats lines from a textbook, get a parrot.
Youtube is where intellectuals should be making community outreach.
Really, nobody is to blame for the unsustainable adjunct situation in academia. And so, nobody can fix it.
Cost disease in higher education
This started off as a joke when I proposed it; now I’m serious and think it would make for a good course.
Vikram is a terrible father. Tell him so.
Oscar judges the State Science Fair and offers commentary
Should Yale head for the Sunshine State?
How should you judge professors who skip books on the syllabus? (Oh, and college isn’t for everyone.)
Every once in a while, when I’m feeling overwhelmed, I watch college commencement ceremonies on YouTube. These rituals remind me how perverse our higher-education system is—and of the empty idealism that colleges and universities sell us: We are here today, donning our ceremonial robes and caps, to recite the traditional vacuous platitudes and wish you…
What university ephemera can tell us about how academia sees itself.
Tension and divides over school policy in the U.S. persist. Can the disparate philosophies get along?
This week: Health, Education, Business, Poilitics, Government, and Society.
Labor, Education, Psychology, Media, Family, Society, and World!
Talking about this generation.
We need both liberal arts majors and welders, but the structures of higher education are biased in favor of liberal arts majors.
Seriously. Knock it off.
We can intervene with defiant teenagers without resorting to outright violence. But we won’t.
The University of Wisconsin at Madison is going to be just fine…at least for a while.
What is the future of higher education? Face to Face? Online? One veteran practitioner’s opinion informed by experience.
Out-of-work PhDs should give up on academia and come teach middle school. It’s more engaging (and necessary) than you may think.
Sweden’s privatization of their schools has failed. It should provide lessons for America and England.
Student-led inquiry of controversial topics has its pitfalls, but it should be at the heart of implementing the Common Core curriculum.
Criticizing Scott Walker for not having completed his college degree may or may not be elitist. Because something is elitist, however, doesn’t make it invalid. So is it valid? Will Truman considers…
Christopher Carr questions the need for the new GED to test for arcane rules of grammar.
Dennis Sanders shares an episode of This American Life that everyone interested in education should listen to. This is the story of East Ramapo in New York State.
James Hanley explains why American education is looking better than ever.
Burt Likko thinks that if Advanced Placement classes don’t represent actual advanced education, maybe we’re better off without them.
by Christopher Carr