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We Asked Democrats About School Choice. Here’s What They Said.

Join the millions of people who benefit from The Daily Signal’s fair, accurate, trustworthy reporting with direct access to:<p>Intelligence from inside …

The Pitfalls of Free Tuition

Bernie Sanders’s idea has made its way into Hillary Clinton’s education plan, but private schools are pushing back.<p>Bernie Sanders may be out as a presidential contender, but his proposal to make public college free has worked its way into Hillary Clinton’s education plan. While the plan is making …

Inside the Online School That Could Radically Change How Kids Learn Everywhere

Emily Duggan, 16, spends most afternoons at a dance studio tucked behind a shopping plaza near her home in Exeter, New Hampshire. Blond and doe-eyed, …

I'm Mary Roach, and This Is How I Work

Mary Roach wants to you to be uncomfortable, but intrigued. Her books examine the unexpected, curious minutiae of managing the human body and the …

Minsky’s moment

FROM the start of his academic career in the 1950s until 1996, when he died, Hyman Minsky laboured in relative obscurity. His research about …

Why Voters Don’t Buy It When Economists Say Global Trade Is Good

One defining characteristic of recent political debate — in the United States and abroad — is anxiety about foreigners.<p>You see it in Donald Trump’s railing against immigrants and trade agreements. It may well be part of Hillary Clinton’s shift, under pressure from Bernie Sanders, against the …

Globalization

Breakthroughs and brickbats

IT IS easy enough to criticise economists: too superior, too blinkered, too often wrong. Paul Samuelson, one of the discipline’s great figures, once …

An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan

Dear Mark and Priscilla,<p>Please allow an aging education reformer to offer some unsolicited advice regarding the work of the new Chan Zuckerberg …

Education

Project-Based Learning Needs More Learning – by Gisèle Huff

After almost eighteen years in the field of education, I have become convinced of the need to transform the way our children learn so that they can …

Pedagogy

Hey Donald, Got Some More Targets for You…

Having insulted war heroes, firefighters and babies, Trump may be running out of people to offend. Here are some suggestions.<p>Over the past few days, in a masterpiece of political self-annihilation, Donald Trump has insulted the parents of a fallen veteran, appeared to belittle Purple Heart …

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