Category: Education

Schools and COVID

By Caroline Mimbs Nyce The Atlantic Omicron is leading to school closures and reigniting familiar debates around the safety of in-person learning. In Chicago, public schools remain closed amid a dispute with the teachers’ union over when to switch to remote instruction. Districts in other parts of the […]

When Professors Offend Students

By Emma Pettit Chronicle of Higher Education Classroom norms are changing. Where’s the line, and who decides? Erica Cope admits it wasn’t a great lesson. In the fall of 2020, Cope, like faculty members across the country, was teaching virtually, from her kitchen table. None of her students — […]

The New Dark Ages

By Joel Kotkin If ignorance is bliss, the Western world should be ecstatic. Even as colleges churn out degrees and collect fees, and technology makes information instantly accessible, the basic level of literacy, as measured by such things as reading books and acquainting oneself with the past, is […]

Quitting the Classroom: One Year On

A former university instructor talks about his experience so far with quitting the classroom to teach independently on the internet. Jackson Crawford, Ph.D.: Sharing real expertise in Norse language and myth with people hungry to learn, free of both ivory tower elitism and the agendas of self-appointed gurus. […]