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Individualism makes America unhealthy and unequal, and college admissions offices have the power to do something about it. So argues a short but important report, Turning the Tide, released last week...

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The Turning the Tide report released last week by the Harvard Graduate School of Education has colleges and universities across the country taking a hard look at what many believe is a deeply flawed admissions...

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Faces and facial expressions have a special power over us as human beings. While friendly faces make us feel warm and fuzzy, those of our opponents evoke fear or even anger. So, when do we as kids learn...

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Spanking, or, as it’s formally known, “corporal punishment,” has been much in the news of late. Out on the presidential campaign trail there was Senator Ted Cruz’s revelation that If my daughter...

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Bathroom safety has become the next battle for transgender students on college campuses across the nation. Often referred to as “bathroom desegregation,” calls for safer bathrooms have inspired “shit-ins”...

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Should homeschool parents have complete control over the content and outcomes of their children’s education, with no external assessment or evaluation from the state? The Texas Supreme Court is exploring...

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Students are protesting over racism across campuses in the United States. We asked Marshall Ganz, who dropped out of Harvard as an undergraduate to be an organizer in 1964 and now teaches organizing and...

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In the wake of the recent terror attacks in Paris, Baghdad and Beirut, our national discourse has been full of conversations about Muslims in civic life. Presidential candidates have offered up religious...

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Thanksgiving is an important time, when schools teach the story of who we are and where we come from as a nation. My own students have told me about the Thanksgiving story they learned in school, which...

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Thanksgiving has been a focus of autumn grade-school curriculum for a hundred years. Because of its paradoxical combination of tradition and invention, its appeals to the past and to the future, its ancestor...