Learning’s New Horizon: An Interview with Michael Horn

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

Prasad Ram: The Google Engineer Changing Education

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

Generation Recession: Millennials and the Future of HigherEd

The Great Recession and the slow recovery that followed made life depressingly difficult for Millennials. The structural change to the labor market caused by technological advancements increased entry level job requirements and made it more challenging for young people to get their careers off the ground compared to previous generations. Headlines like “Is College Worth… Read More Generation Recession: Millennials and the Future of HigherEd

Jail is the New Welfare: Education in a Culture of Mass Incarceration

When Ta-Nehisi Coates says that, at a cost of “$80 billion a year, American correctional facilities are a social-service program—providing health care, meals, and shelter for a whole class of people…” he isn’t exaggerating. The increase in funding for police, courts, jails, prisons, halfway houses, and parole offices is directly connected to the way in… Read More Jail is the New Welfare: Education in a Culture of Mass Incarceration