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Overhaul the Curriculum: The First Step We Must Take Toward Fixing Our Education System

In order to teach students who will have to compete in the knowledge economy, a school’s curriculum should not be prescribed, but arrived at collaboratively.

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Ironic Demographics: The Higher Education Bubble

Demographic decline is shrinking the pool of applicants for all but a handful of global superbrands, 80 percent of which are located in the United States.

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We All Stand to Lose as Parents Struggle to Repay College Loans for Their Children

New Department of Education data shows rising default rates on federal loans to parents.

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Why We Need to Teach the Evolution ‘Controversy’ in Schools

All good science should aim to convince outsiders that a consensus has been reached without any biases. Even evolution.

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Natural History Isn’t Dead–It Just Crawled Into a Microscope

Natural history collections are consolidating. Lessons are being dropped from biology courses. But amid the apparent carnage, microbiology is rising.

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Security Guards Outnumber High School Teachers in the United States

Growing inequality in America has been matched by a surge in security guards—for gated communities, upscale residential buildings, and more. That trend—more inequality, more guards—is matched across industrialized countries.

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Common Core: The Obamacare of Education Policy

The education standards now adopted by 45 states are nothing like the Affordable Care Act, but have a lot in common with “Obamacare,” that cartoon created by the conservative media to convince viewers of Obama’s socialist agenda.

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Should We Force Colleges to Disclose How They Allocate Financial Aid?

Universities rarely release the specific criteria behind their aid decisions. Could a little-known regulation help open the black box?

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Creating Content for Many to Access a Few

MOOCs have value even for those who don’t finish them.

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Are Prison Education Programs Worth It?

Cost-benefit analyses should consider more than dollars and cents.

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