Third grader Madison Cortes, right, reads off math problems to classmates on zoom while teacher Maria Mirkovic looks on at Christa McAuliffe School in Jersey City, N.J., Thursday, April 29, 2021. The public view of education technology has evolved over the past 12 months. When schools shut down last spring,Continue Reading

The resistance of teachers unions to return to the classroom in urban areas, despite early signals from health agencies that it was relatively safe to reopen schools and the knowledge that in-person learning is essential to the success of our children, has brought attention to what many astute observers haveContinue Reading

Students work together outside Warren Hall at Cornell University. The effectiveness of online learning in higher education is an open question: While some research finds that students who have lower GPAs or who are male, Black, or younger tend to perform relatively worse, other scholars have found that student learningContinue Reading

Let’s Be Reasonable: A Conservative Case for Liberal Education by Jonathan Marks Princeton University Press, 2021, $27.95; 228 pages.< As reviewed by J. Grant Addison In Let’s Be Reasonable, Jonathan Marks argues that higher education should rededicate itself to the project of liberal education. Taking his cue from John Locke,Continue Reading

In the 1880s, mobs in Tacoma and Seattle forcibly expelled Chinese residents. In Tacoma, town officials organized the action months in advance. The Tacoma Riot of 1885 and Seattle Riot of 1886 drew national attention to the burgeoning coastal cities in Washington territory for their forced expulsion of their ChineseContinue Reading