Yes means Yes.: California’s Affirmative Consent Legislation
Culture / Education / Politics

Yes means Yes.: California’s Affirmative Consent Legislation

Last week California passed a law that caught the attention of universities across the state and people across the country. The new law, Senate Bill #967, requires that universities create and implement protocol to address sexual assault of students, faculty and staff on the college campuses. This new bill states that universities who fail to put … Continue reading

What Uber and School Choice have in Common: A Response
Education

What Uber and School Choice have in Common: A Response

     A few days ago, an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) claimed to answer “what Uber and school choice have in common.” Courtavich, the author of the article, juxtaposes two industries–education and transportation–that are facially very different but whose underlying concerns may, in fact, be quite similar.  The answer proffered by the … Continue reading

Clashing Curriculum: The ideological fight over what should be included in high school textbooks.
Education

Clashing Curriculum: The ideological fight over what should be included in high school textbooks.

Last week a busy intersection rang with the shouts of students from many Colorado high schools who felt that their education had been compromised. They toted signs that read; “There is nothing more patriotic than protest” or “Don’t Make History A Mystery” and “I don’t think my education should be censored!” The students were protesting … Continue reading

Charter Schools: Revolutionary or Racist?
America / Education / Politics / U.S. Domestic Policy

Charter Schools: Revolutionary or Racist?

The educational landscape of New Orleans, my hometown, has changed rapidly since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city almost nine years ago. The Recovery School District (RSD), by far the city’s largest school district, closed its last five traditional public schools in May to become the nation’s first all-charter school system. During the 2013-14 school year, 92% of New Orleans … Continue reading

College rating ≠ Blender rating
Education / Politics

College rating ≠ Blender rating

Designed to hold institutions of higher education accountable for their affordability and to assist students with their college selection process, President Obama’s college rating system remains highly controversial since its announcement last year. Discussions, especially criticisms, heated up recently as an education officer claimed that rating colleges is as easy as “rating a blender”. Well, … Continue reading