Category Archives: Other published work

Mind the Gap: How Education Inequality Holds Us Back

My post at WBUR’s Cognoscenti: The achievement gap is more than a symptom of growing inequality in the United States — it’s one of the causes as well.  Inequality is rising on many fronts in the United States. The gap … Continue reading

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Aaron Alexis and the Threat of the Loner

Here’s an Op-Ed I wrote with my husband in Friday’s Washington Post: In seeking to find out what led to the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard, we must ask the right questions. What features of American society make us more prone … Continue reading

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Can We Get Kids Off the College Admissions Hamster Wheel?

Here’s a piece I just posted at WBUR’s Cognoscenti. It’s a real proposal for an experiment that I think could “work” in the sense that no matter what the outcome, we would gain useful information with no real harm (or … Continue reading

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Preschool Paradox II

This is a version of my Preschool Paradox which I’ve posted at WBUR’s new online magazine, Cognoscenti. It’s a bit more “suitable for work” than my earlier screedy blog iteration. I’ve just started as a contributor at Cognoscenti and it’s got some good voices … Continue reading

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Leave the Deadbeats Behind

This is a slightly longer version of the editorial I published in the Financial Times today, Americans Need To Leave Deadbeats Behind, here, with my husband, Nicholas Christakis: Most Americans aspire to home ownership in part because it gives them a sense of rootedness. … Continue reading

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Andrew Sullivan Mentioned Me

Well, this is an exciting blogging milestone for me: Andrew Sullivan linked to my Fair Trade Porn piece at the Daily Dish.

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