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Midwest’s Public Universities

22 Oct

The Decline of the Midwest’s Public Universities Threatens to Wreck Its Most Vibrant Economies

And there could be far-reaching consequences for the national economy too.

“We’re in the early stages of the stratification of public research universities,” said Dan Reed, the vice president for research and economic development at the University of Iowa. “The good ones will remain competitive. The rest may decline.” Those include the major public universities established since the 1860s, when a federal grant set aside land for them in every state. “We spent 150-plus years building a public higher-education system that was the envy of the world,” said Reed, who got his graduate degrees at Purdue, in Indiana. “And we could in a decade do so much damage that it could take us 30 years to recover.”

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Elementary Homework…

1 Sep

Research Finds The Effects Of Homework On Elementary School Students, And The Results Are Surprising

The lost art of play…

13 Aug

…how overscheduling makes children anxious

HIGH-PRESSURE PARENTING

29 Jul

We invest far more time and money in raising our children than our parents did. Ryan Avent wonders whether we’re doing it in their best interests – or in ours

Finnish-US Education

27 May

How Finland Created One of the Best Educational Systems in the World (by Doing the Opposite of U.S.)

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Good Behavior

20 May

Secrets to Raising a “Good” Kid

Shut Up About Harvard

4 Apr

A focus on elite schools ignores the issues most college students face.