So far this year, legislators in at least 16 states have introduced bills designed to rein in protesters--by, for example, banning the use of masks during protests or by indemnifying drivers who strike activists with their cars.
Laws like this jeopardize free speech, needless to say. But they also tend to mutate over time, serving new and unintended purposes long after the protesters they were meant to control have started collecting Social Security. We know this because we have followed this playbook before, almost to the letter.
Is the real cause of America's education mediocrity the number of single-parent families we have?
In one American city, teachers are finally paid like true professionals. Why does it seem like no one has noticed?
10 ways to generate conversation about The Smartest Kids in book clubs, bars & teacher lounges.
A group of middle-school kids and educators demonstrated a live math lesson on Capitol Hill yesterday.
Three Cincinnati high school students created their own websites all about The Smartest Kids in the World.
Last summer, Starbucks announced it would begin paying for its employees to finish college. Here's what happened next. A behind-the-scenes look at the first semester at Starbucks U.
Policymakers should be begging students to serve on committees and school boards, not the other way around.
Author Elizabeth Green and I talk about hate mail, unicycles at recess and the very real possibilities for reimagining teaching in America.
A refreshing new book chronicles how teachers are made—not born—and what it will take to move the U.S. into the next frontier of education reform.