Graham Oliver

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Where the Tea Party Rules

Dewey Chaffins was 19 years old when he left Appalachia for northwestern Ohio in 1958. The youngest of 10, he’d grown up in Garrett, Kentucky, a …

The Future Of The Culture Wars Is Here, And It's Gamergate

Over the weekend, a game developer in Boston named Brianna Wu fled her home after an online stalker vowed to rape and kill her. She isn't the first …

Feminism

The World Needs 4 Million More Teachers To Get Every Child In A Classroom

In order to get every child in an elementary school classroom by the year 2015, the world would need 4 million more teachers.<p>That's according to a new report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which details the acute global teacher shortage currently …

A-B-C … Easy as One, Two, Three | Library of Congress Blog

Noah Webster, ca. 1867. Prints and Photographs Division.<p>On Oct. 16, 1758, Noah Webster, the “Father of American Scholarship and Education” was born. …

The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn’t MOOCs

Data is confirming what we already know: recruiting is an imprecise activity, and degrees don’t communicate much about a candidate’s potential and fit. Employers need to know what a student <i>knows</i> and can <i>do.</i><p>Something is clearly wrong when only 11% of business leaders — compared to 96% of chief …

Will These World Leaders Stand Up For School?

Last month, A World At School launched a global petition for education with the goal of giving a single loud message to world leaders that we must …

There is No Greater Return than Investing in Education

Blog - October 24, 2014 by GPE Secretariat|<p>Today is United Nations Day, marking the 69th anniversary of the UN charter. On October 24, 1945 the five …

The Shape of a Radically Pragmatic College Education

In the five years preceding 2011, higher education enrollment remained constant. In the two years of 2012 and 2013, the number of college students fell, with the decrease evenly split between traditional and non-traditional students. There were fewer students in 2012 than in 2010, a disturbing …

Big School, Small School

A new study of the small high schools that New York City opened in the last decade seems to have re-ignited a debate about whether small high schools are better for kids than large schools and whether it's possible to really measure which is better.<p>The study, by MDRC, looked at 123 schools opened …

How to Define Success for Yourself

Popular Definitions Don’t Fit Everyone<p>By<p>Dennis Nishi<p>After teaching high-school physics for eight years, Eric Adler decided to make a change. He enjoyed teaching but had always wanted to build something. So he got an M.B.A. and became a management consultant for Dean & Co., a consultancy in Vienna, …

High School

‘I Did Not Have a Culture of Scholastic High Achievement Around Me’

Compared with my classmates on the second tier, my test scores were on the lower end. Each week, in my literature class, we were responsible for the …

Tamar Adler, in Praise of Small Decisions

I always give people this advice when people ask me how to do things—and it’s not like I’m in a position to advise people on how to do anything. But …

‘Must Be Hard to Live on That’: A Labor Day Reading List

According the the U.S. Department of Labor, the first Labor Day was celebrated in 1882 in New York City, and is now “dedicated to the social and …

‘The Library Is One of the Few Civic Spaces We Have Left’

I have a dear friend who’s working at the library in Chattanooga, which is one of the rare states where the budget is increasing, and she’s doing all …

Ben Lerner on Real-Life Experiences in Fiction

BLVR: When you’re having the experiences that end up in your fiction or your poetry are you aware they might end up as literature? Like are you …

The Effects of Untreated PTSD on Neighborhoods Plagued by Violence

Over the past 20 years, medical researchers have found new ways to quantify the effects of the relentless violence on America’s inner cities. They …

The Law Is Human and Flawed

What is lawful is not always identical to what is right. Sometimes it falls to a judge to align the two. Ward’s judgment runs to more than eighty …

‘This Is What It Means to Never Forget’

For days on end, nothing happened down there, the dusty embodiment of a bureaucratic lock-up. Months accrued into motionless years, broken only by …

Tools of the Writer’s Trade: A Reading List

What are the stories behind our storytelling tools?<p>1. “Ungumming the Keys.” (B.J. Hollars, The Rumpus, September 2014)<p>The author purchases a …

Is it a crime to raise a killer?

Anthony Pasquale stops to visit his daughter at the Cedar Green Cemetery every morning, then returns once or twice more during the day. He sits on …

The Professor and the Allegation: Our College Pick

For a college newspaper, there is practically no more sensational story than alleged sexual misconduct by a professor. Such a situation at the …

The Awful Emotional and Financial Toll of Dementia

Lost too often in the discussion about a cure has been a much more basic, more immediate, and in many ways more important question: How can we better …

Criticism and Self-Criticism by S. Li

S. Li<p>When I was in elementary school, the “Marxist-Leninist weapon of criticism and self-criticism” had been made household words in China via the …

To Heaven and Back!

Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back<p>by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent<p>W/Thomas Nelson, 163 pp., $16.99 …

Virginia Woolf’s ‘Orlando’: ‘The Longest and Most Charming Love Letter in Literature’

<i>Orlando</i> has long had a towering, and very much deserved, reputation in the LGBT community; it was published the same year Radclyffe Hall’s …

When Our Troops Are Abandoned and Neglected at Home: 6 Stories

<i>This October 2014 New York Times investigation by C.J. Chivers is about more than just the discovery of old chemical weapons in Iraq—it’s about how</i> …