“With an average of two remedial classes taken per student, the half million recent high school graduates and their families overall paid an extra $3,000 for skills and content they should have learned in high school.”
And an overall $11 billion hole in its budget -- no wonder there was a teacher strike.
Keeping up with the Jones can drive families into debt and make them envious and miserable.
A tiresome false dichotomy bedevils political debate about the causes of poverty.
In our quest to get more impoverished kids into college, have we actually doomed them to a life of greater poverty?
Sanders-Style Economics Will Undo Any Large Society
In the case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the Supreme Court announced a 4-4 vote on March 29, 2016. The tie was due to the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. For teachers unions around the country it was a great victory that would have likely not happened. FDR likely would have been disappointed.
Government can establish a legal order in which you can pursue happiness, but it cannot give you happiness.
In the quest for equality, will millennials actually find themselves under more constraint and bondage than they could have imagined?
Huxley's 1947 foreword to 'Brave New World' contains a jarring prediction.
Too many parents are helping their children take out massive loans for colleges they can’t afford.
The larger system of innovation is built on the quest for comfort, for entertainment, for what often looks like decadence.
"At no point in recorded history has our world been so demographically lopsided..."
A high-powered feminist came clean in The Atlantic.
These two pro athletes are bucking the trend.
The inequity of the program is insane.
Interest in mutual aid societies is experiencing a revival in the U.S.
The numbers are staggering.
"Pensioners by comparison have seen income soar."
There’s a clear message given to almost every high school student these days: go to college or you’ll be a failure.
And it doesn't have to
Can a country's values and way of life survive without children?
Some American schools are recognizing students’ financial literacy problem and are setting out to remedy it.
It’s a common conundrum at the end of a meal at a restaurant: How to split the bill fairly?
By sidelining religion, have we unintentionally contributed to other economic, social, and political problems which plague American life?
Incalculably richer, in fact.
Is it time that Americans of all ages begin recognizing that the good life doesn’t come to a person without a lot of blood, sweat, and tears?
A new study finds that organics have more nutrients, but...