Archives: Education

May 14

Mark Cuban on student loan debt

Mark Cuban: The point of the numbers is that getting a student loan is easy. Too easy. You know who knows that the money is […]

May 07

Buzz Bissinger: Why College Football Should Be Banned

Buzz Bissinger: I actually like football a great deal. I am not some anti-sports prude. It has a place in our society, but not on […]

Apr 21

Measuring higher education

David Brooks on evaluating what students actually gain from a college education: Colleges and grad schools use standardized achievement tests to measure students on the […]

Jun 14

The politics of grading

Democratic professors appear to be “more egalitarian” than their Republican counterparts when it comes to grading, meaning that more of the Democratic grades are in […]

Jun 03

What is college worth?

Former Ivy League professor Louis Menand: Soon after I started teaching there [in a public university system], someone raised his hand and asked, about a […]

Jun 02

Smart is in the preparation

A guy asked his friend, the writer David Foster Wallace, “Say, Dave, how’d y’get t’be so dang smart?” His answer: “I did the reading.” (via […]

May 24

Rethinking math

Math is broken, writes Bret Victor: When most people speak of Math, what they have in mind is more its mechanism than its essence. This […]