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Arts + Letters

Truth for Sale! Why the Liberal Arts Will Not Survive the 21st Century–at Least in Wisconsin

Wisconsin used to have one of the strongest public higher education systems in the United States. But that all seems…

Is TV to Blame for Older People—Not Youth—Falling for Fake News? A Study Suggests Yes

Now THIS is interesting. Could it be that unpacking fake news has a generational element to it we often gloss…
Arts + Letters

You Are Probably Misreading Frost’s ‘Road Not Taken’ Poem, So Says Frost

Oh, what I would give to be teaching high school English right now! After reading this excellent essay in The…
Arts + Letters

For the Love of Libraries in 35 Photos

Libraries are one of the most important educational institutions throughout the world. Period. Unlike schools, which operate in the crosshairs…

Nikole Hannah-Jones: Are Private Schools Immoral?

This powerful interview by The Atlantic is well worth a read for anyone concerned about issues of race and public…

The Writing Revolution

The story of how a school in Staten Island focused deeply on support students’ writing process.  Not writing for the…
Charter Schools

Heartbreaking Glimpse Inside Detroit’s Schools

Detroit Public Schools have become a powerful cautionary tale for many in education.  The idea that a major school system…