Coincidence? You decide.
"A generation of schoolchildren is being exhorted to believe in their brain’s elasticity. Does it really help them learn?"
Short answer: apparently not so much.
So very true:
We create entitlements on the assumption that they won’t be used as a weapon. But that assumption turns out to be unwarranted.
"An NFL player who saves almost all his salary teaches a UPenn class called 'Life 101,' and his first assignment shocks students"
My wife does a similar exercise with her high school students and gets similar results.
#2, #5, and #8 are just three of the ones that made me laugh.
As they might say on TV medical dramas: "Distribute this to all the journalists. STAT!"
A lot of people say, oh sure, I know correlation doesn't imply causality. (They seem to teach it to first-graders these days.) But do they really understand it?
However, if you compare graduates of elite colleges to graduates of less prestigious colleges who were accepted to the elite colleges but didn’t go, then the salary difference disappears.
Related: Kyle Smith, "A Nation of Felicity Huffmans".,
"Yale is paying the price. So too will like-minded elite colleges and universities, which is to say just about all of them."
"This elementary school principal reads books on Facebook to ensure her students have a bedtime story"
This is a really good idea.