Education

Affirmative Action and the Burden of Argument

Some lessons to draw from a scholar of Black Lives Matter, as Trump's Justice Department goes after affirmative action.

By Nathan Pippenger

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