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It’s Time for a New Education Model

It's Time for a New Education Model
Despite revolutionary innovations in most industries (e.g., communications, medicine, transportation) over the past two hundred years that have forced firms to continuously adapt and improve in order to satisfy customers, the education industry has resisted change. There are over 55 million children attending one of over 132,000 primary or secondary schools in the United States. The overwhelming super... 

Textbook Wars – Manipulating Minds for Political Benefit

Textbook Wars - Manipulating Minds for Political Benefit
People have found themselves outraged since the days of Adam & Eve 6,000 years ago. Or when we walked out of the plains of Africa 60,000 to 125,000 years ago. Or sometime in between. The point being, humans have always had something to fuss over, and as our species has developed the capacity become more efficient with our time, allowing us the freedom to not spend every waking moment trying to... 

Caine’s Arcade and the Beauty of Creativity

Caine's Arcade and the Beauty of Creativity
As a student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, I often get into arguments with other graduate students over the necessity and effectiveness of compulsory, coercive education. Not surprisingly, most of the people who choose to get a Master of Education degree believe that in order for children to learn and reach their full potential, adults need to define for them what they will learn and... 

The 2013-2014 College Admissions Outlook

The 2013-2014 College Admissions Outlook
Last year was the most competitive college admissions cycle we have ever seen. Harvard had their all-time low 5.79% admissions rate on an all-time high 35,023 applications received. Not to be outdone, Stanford had an all-time low 5.69% admissions rate on an all-time high 38,828 applications received. Those hoping for better odds this year are likely to be out of luck, admissions to highly selective... 
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