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
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
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?
“Men argue. Nature acts.” ― Voltaire § Tropical birds converse noisily on Hawaiian mornings and because the temperature is an even 70° F pretty much every day they get to do it all year round. They warble with languor because the air is thick and wet and because nothing on the island reminds them of winter. Their… Read More Can Millennials (Literally) Save the World?
It’s common in liberal circles to paint the Secretary of Education Besty DeVos as someone who’s polite yet unintelligent, incompetent yet mostly unassuming. However, this caricature is misleading and masks her very real threat to democracy; resolutely committed to a small-minded ideology, DeVos is backed by billions of dollars and now officially heads the most… Read More Why You Should Be Afraid of Betsy DeVos
The greatest challenge, in my mind, is rising inequality. In OECD countries, the gap between rich and poor is at its highest level in 30 years. Household debt has been rising, and youth are now at a greater risk of living in poverty than their older counterparts – OECD Project Leader Tracey Burns Recent research found… Read More America: A Tale of Two Nations