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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
By Osita Nwanevu. Nwanevu is a recent graduate of the University of Chicago and the editor of the South Side Weekly. Read More
In defense of America’s best idea
From a mathematics textbook for children between six and twelve years old, published by the Islamic State’s ministry of education. The Islamic State distributed copies of the textbook to schools…
Sample problems from a mathematics textbook for children between six and twelve years old, published by the Islamic State’s ministry of education.
By Friedrich Nietzsche, from Anti-Education, which will be published in November by New York Review Books. The volume gathers five lectures on “the future of our educational institutions” that the…
How college sold its soul to the market
I found my first Ragged School, in an obscure place called West-Street, Saffron-Hill, pitifully struggling for life, under every disadvantage. If I say it is ten years ago, I leave…
Ididn’t go to high school. This I think of as one of my proudest accomplishments and one of my greatest escapes, because everyone who grows up in the United States…
An alumnus reflects on the possibility of female students at Deep Springs
William Deresiewicz discusses the miseducation of the American elite
Against a current of extremist violence, Northern Nigeria struggles to modernise Koranic schools