Education

The Untold History of Charter Schools

Despite persistent myths, progressives have always fought against the tide in a campaign that has, from the start, looked at public institutions and labor with a wary eye.

By Rachel Cohen

A Sense of Belonging

Our schools are producing all manner of over-achievers. What they’re not producing anymore are citizens. And it’s liberalism that pays the price.

By E.D. Hirsch Jr.

Just What Kind of Civic Education?

A new article in The Smart Set sparks a necessary conversation about civic education—but defining that term may be more contentious than you think.

By Kevin Mattson

ITT Tech's Closure Strikes a Blow Against Inequality

At their worst, for-profit colleges aren't just scam operations.

By Nathan Pippenger

Back to the Future at For-Profit Colleges

Instead of moving toward the “future,” those for-profits that survive today will have to become more like they were in the 1990s, before they went all-in on Wall Street.

By Ben Miller