Selective Colleges Failing to Lure Talented Poor!

Dear Commons Community, The New York Times has a featured article that examines the results of SAT scores, income and attendance at selective colleges.  Referring to a new analysis conducted by conducted by Caroline M. Hoxby of Stanford and Christopher Avery of Harvard, the article comments: “Most low-income students who have top test scores and […]

Reading, Writing and Video Games: Pamela Paul Weighs In!

Dear Commons Community, Pamela Paul, the features and children’s books editor at The New York Times Book Review, explores gaming and K-12 education and questions its value in an op-ed piece today.  Citing a number of studies and surveys, her analysis is that a good deal of learning is hard, tedious, and repetitive.  It isn’t […]