When The Wall Street Journal slapped the “Why Chinese Mother’s are Superior” headline on an excerpt of Amy Chua’s book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, it sparked a national controversy about parenting that took Chua by surprise. The problem with the subsequent controversy and hate mail that the Yale Law professor received is that [...]
Tavis previews the upcoming primetime special Tavis Smiley Reports ‘Dudamel: Conducting a Life.’
Emmy-nominated actor, who became a real-life high school teacher for an upcoming A&E reality show, reflects on why he found teaching such a daunting task.
Harlem Children Zone CEO and Oscar-winning filmmaker talk about the acclaimed documentary Waiting for Superman.
Former Education Department official talks about the role of testing in the U.S. education system.
The Genius in All of Us author explains the role of genetics in everyday abilities and how our environment shapes our genius.
When you read about the unemployment rate in this country, which has been hovering around 10% for a while now, it’s easy to forget that the rate is different depending on where you live in the country, whether you are a man or a woman and whether you are Black, Latino or white. The Joint [...]
This is an excerpt from a post first published at AnythingUrban. I recall living in a predominately white neighborhood for a short time as a youngster. On the surface, social life was fine for me and my two younger sisters; we played with a large number of children that lived in the area — most [...]
If you were among the throngs of Americans out shopping and buying a bunch of items marked down from their original marked-up prices, then you might have missed these news items that are (arguably) interesting but have little-to-no impact on your life. 1) The FAA released the recordings from Northwest Flight 188. If you recall, [...]
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger thinks they should. When California high school students return to school this month they will have access to free digital science and math textbooks that meet state standards as part of Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Digital Textbooks Initiative. Ten online textbooks meet state standards, and proponents say California school districts will save money [...]