Meritocracy prizes achievement above all else, making everyone—even the rich—miserable. Maybe there’s a way out. In the summer of 1987, I graduated from a public high school in Austin, Texas, and headed
The first time Jessica Calise can remember her 9-year-old son Joseph's anxiety spiking was about a year ago, when he had to perform at a school concert. He said his stomach hurt and he might throw up.
Tyler and Larry have never met. Larry is a conservative living on the East Coast. Tyler is a liberal in Indiana. If for some reason they crossed paths on the street, they wouldn't recognize each other.
Go to college, we tell students. It's a ticket out of poverty; a place to grow and expand; a gateway to a good job. Or perhaps a better job. But just going to college doesn't mean you'll finish. To unlock
Here’s what happened to the four 2016 finalists for National Teacher of the Year. It tells a lot about the profession today.
So what happened to the four in an era in which teachers are striking and speaking out about low pay, unfair evaluation methods, disrespect from policymakers and insufficient funding of their schools?
Teacher: What happened when I stopped test prep and focused on building relationships with my students
During the Obama administration, it became policy in most states for teachers to be evaluated by the standardized test scores of their students (and, believe it or not, sometimes by students they didn’t