America is both the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the history of the world. It’s also, arguably, the least happy. Never before in history has a country been more blessed, materially and intellectually. So, why are we so miserable? High-risk drinking is on a sharp incline, the suicide rate is at a 30-year high… Read More America Depressed
Michael Horn is passionate about the future of education. He is the co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a non-profit think tank. He authored and coauthored multiple books and articles on education, including Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns and Blended: Using… Read More Learning’s New Horizon: An Interview with Michael Horn
Though Prasad Ram was once a big-time software engineer he—coming from a small village in India—is soft-spoken, passionate about equality, and prefers to be called ‘Pram.’ He ran Google India, Google Books, Google News, created Google finance, and worked on Google Maps. He would himself say that, by modern American standards, he grew up quite… Read More Prasad Ram: The Google Engineer Changing Education
In 2014 the School Reform Commission in Philadelphia approved the creation of three small, non-selective high schools. They were designed to compete with charters; while they retain the status of a public school they aim to personalize learning. They stressing inquiry- and project-based learning over and an assessment-based curriculum. One of these innovative schools is… Read More Rebuilding Philly: Inside an Experimental Public School
“With the advent of Gooru critical information about the student progress can be met with instantaneous feedback, analyzed thoroughly, stored indefinitely, compared and contrasted clearly, shared easily, and accessed painlessly.” Gooru is an award-winning non-profit company developing a high-quality learning navigator. Because teachers have millions of free online resources at their fingertips, it’s often difficult… Read More How Gooru is Changing the Way We Navigate Learning
Hillary Clinton lost her bid to be the first female president in America. The pressing question for liberals, progressives, and feminists is a short but difficult one: how did this happen? Clinton has been called every name in the book. Even if you couldn’t name a single one of her accomplishments, because of her long… Read More “Bitches Get it Done”: Or, Why Hillary Lost
The tech revolution is here and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. The only question is: how will we learn to cope with its negative effects? What if, in fifty or so years, 90 percent of jobs were replaced by robots? While this sounds like the plot of a science fiction novel, it’s also disturbingly… Read More Will Capitalism Survive the Robot Revolution?