Education

Recent Read: “Don’t Shun Conservative Professors”

In case you missed it, Arthur C. Brooks has a solid op-ed in the New York Time on academic intellectual freedom. Some highlights: These days, the news is full of sensational stories of violent campus mobs shutting down conservative speakers and freaked-out college administrators treating rioters with kid gloves. Such stories offer excellent fodder for critics who […]

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Economics, Education

Great Scientist ≠ Good at Math

There is a great short piece on WSJ.com E.O. Wilson, biologist and professor emeritus at Harvard. His little essay argues that kids who are not great at match should not automatically rule out a career in the sciences: Wilson makes an emotional case for general brilliance over mathematical prowess as the true key scientific discovery: […]

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Education

Bankers in School?

Interesting note today about UK scheme to have bankers teach financial basics in schools: The plans are part of a campaign by more than 200 MPs to make financial education compulsory by embedding it into core subjects such as maths. “Teachers have to be trained to certain level but there should also be a database […]

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