History + Politics

Failing Systems, Complex Fix

Love this brief talk by Dr. Kara S. Finnigan at University of Rochester.  She talks about the pitfall of trying to address school failure without taking …

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Frank Lloyd Wright on Education

Maria Popover of Brainpickings wrote a wonderful meditation on Frank Lloyd Wright, which included this quip on education: “The present education system is the trampling of …

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Political Spin and Policy Research

Professor Jeffrey R. Henig of Teachers College, Columbia University delivers this brief talk about how research plays into political ideology.  His fear that research is losing …

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A Defense of Charter Schools

Charter schools received much criticism over the last several years–most recently by John Oliver in a viral segment–as the Obama Administration promoted their growth through …

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