Cross-posted from TAPPED.
A University of Chicago study has found that girls may be learning math anxiety from female teachers who have qualms about their own math skills. Sian L. Beilock, an associate professor in psychology, and her colleagues studied students of both sexes in the classes of 17 [...]
A few weeks ago, we asked if everyone should go to college. An anonymous professor’s essay in Atlantic Monthly showed us that not everyone who goes is ready, but the reasons behind that and the answers for it are much less clear. Clearly, not everyone is ready for or suited to a [...]
Your mama do, but should everyone else? Reflexively, I think I would say yeah, and I’m sure most people would. But we’re also not the ones who have to grade English papers, like a certain anonymous adjunct professor who penned an essay for the Atlantic arguing that maybe we’re trying to be [...]
There are tons of students in the Univ. of California system who are undocumented immigrants, which means their educations are fraught with all manner of quotidian indignities. UCLA’s Daily Bruin took a look at the lives of some of the students trying to get an education — when they can’t get jobs on the [...]
Brown University is following the lead of academic powerhouses Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth and Stanford in ending tuition for middle income and poor students. They also intend to place student loans with grants so those same students aren’t saddled with so much debt. The cost of tuition and room and board at Brown for the [...]
Columbia professor Dr. Madonna G. Constantine — who was thrust into the spotlight after a noose was left on her office door — was sanctioned by the university for allegedly stealing work from her peers as well as her students.
We know where they stand on energy, economy, and the war. John McCain’s favorite foods are shrimp and pepperoni and onion pizza, Barack Obama (still) loves “The Wire”, and yes, Hillary Clinton does know how to text message her daughter (thanks for clearing that up, Tyra). From stump speeches to televised debates, however, the [...]
Richmond Hill High School in Queens is big enough for 1800 students. The only problem is that it has 3600.