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Race to Somewhere

An open letter to my students at Harvard: Some of you are upset with me for writing a piece at Cognoscenti in which I questioned the value of our punishing, sometimes brutalizing “race to the top” admissions process to elite … Continue reading

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What’s Really Scandalous About the School Testing Scandal

Sorry I’ve been off the grid for a while! Here’s my TIME.com post this morning on the real scandal behind the Atlanta public schools cheating scandal. If you care about what’s going wrong in our education of children, you might be … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For: Obama’s Preschool Plan

My TIME.com column today on why little kids need to be little kids (and we should be worried about turning preschool into ‘big school’): Early childhood advocates were elated by Obama’s State of the Union proposal to vastly expand our infrastructure of … Continue reading

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