Americans prefer “doing” to “knowing.” When will our universities wake up to reality? English majors everywhere: More budget cuts are coming, but prepare to smell great.
Faced with a deadline to choose her major, our writer hunts down interview subjects to learn where their studies got them, no matter her mother’s loathing of the liberal arts.
Everyone remembers their first, especially English professors. A professor confronts a student he busted for cheating—and who caused him to completely rethink plagiarism.
Accountability in education is here to stay—but you try creating tests that equally suit Texans and Hawaiians.
Thousands of different Lego exist, yet when your seven-year-old asks for “a clippy bit,” you know exactly what to hand him. From 2009, a breakdown of the atoms of a Lego universe.
Writers aren’t born, they’re made—from practice, reading, and a lot of caffeine. And sometimes tutelage.
Home-schooling gets a bad rap from advocates of traditional education. Our writer defends his parents’ choice to create a high school at home, including a prom.
New York City schools operate in a ferocious caste system. What’s to be done when your school is viewed as subpar, and you along with it?
Some hope for peace, others for environmental protection—and that’s because TED Prize wishes aren’t often granted to neoconservatives.
Those who can’t do, learn. In this 2008 installment of our series in which the clueless apprentice with the experts, we visited a funeral home in New Jersey to learn, hands-on, how to prepare someone for an eternal rest.
Memorizing the newly assigned 11 planets may be tough for anyone who’s already graduated fifth grade.
This September students headed back to class to absorb knowledge and life skills. Some even found time to work STDs and partners-in-crime into their curricula.