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Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

The New Majority on Teach for America

June 1, 2009

On the topic of misleading headlines, David Frum’s outfit, “The New Majority,” has just put up a really good article on Teach for America from the teachers’ perspective. The headline used is “KIDS WERE HAVING SEX IN THE STAIRCASES…” which is apt to catch a conservative reader’s eye, but is not really the point (especially […]

Rich-ass Ivies

May 31, 2009

Yglesias shares my cynicism about the screams of financial pain coming out of the wealthiest schools in the world. He recommends: If you want to give money to an educational institution, do some research and find a charter school in your metropolitan area that’s obtaining good results with a demographically unfavorable group of kids. Or […]

Graduate education in the new economy

May 28, 2009

Over the course of the year, I’ve been receiving regular e-mail updates, from both my undergraduate alma mater in Canada and my current school, detailing the scope of the economic damage that’s been done in the past year to the institutions. Both have lost upwards of 25% of their endowments since this time last year […]