We asked prominent voices in education—from policy makers and teachers to activists and parents—to look beyond laws, politics, and funding and imagine a utopian system of learning. They went back to the drawing board—and the chalkboard—to build an educational Garden of Eden. We’re publishing their answers to one question each day this week. Responses have been lightly edited for clarity and length.
Imagine you’re babysitting two 12-year-olds, one boy and one girl. Which is more likely to be playing video games, and which one is painting a picture? Thanks to gender stereotypes, tech is often seen as boys’ domain, while arts and crafts are assumed to be for girls. STEM—the acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math—doesn’t […]
Cambridge — The origins of hip-hop culture in New York City in the 1970s and ’80s are often popularly linked with economic malaise – high crime rates, graffiti-lined subways, the seediness of Times Square – perhaps best encapsulated in the New York Daily News’ infamous headline referring to the city’s chances for a federal bailout […]