Educational Stages, Higher Education

Does Our Academic System Unnecessarily Pit People Against Each Other?

July 12, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

Picture two undergrads taking a class together, both of them dreaming of winning a prized slot at the same graduate program. Are they able to cheer each other on, or is our higher ed system set up so that there […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Worried About Risky Teenage Behavior? Make School Tougher

April 30, 2018

Via: NY Times

Like all parents of teenagers, I worry that my children will engage in risky behavior, including drinking, smoking and drug use. The more time they spend doing healthier extracurricular activities — soccer, piano, cleaning their rooms (ha!) — the better. […]