Posts Tagged ‘education’

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    The Right Stuff

    Feb 10, 11 • 357 Views • No Comments

    Giving a grade of “One Pinocchio,” the Washington Post assessed the accuracy of President Obama’s February 7, 2011 speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Most interesting, though, were the topics on which he focused. Yes, President Obama......  [read more]

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    Mothers and Human Capital

    Jan 10, 11 • 306 Views • No Comments

    In The Wall Street Journal, a Chinese mother discusses her rules for her children which include: 1) only A’s, 2) no play dates, 3) no parts in school plays, 4) no TV,  5) no sleepovers, 6) play the piano or violin for several hours daily.......  [read more]

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    Education Matters

    Dec 21, 10 • 424 Views • No Comments

    The NY Times tells us that students who graduate from “elite” colleges could be more likely than those at less elite schools to earn more and attend a prestigious graduate school. As a result, although the initial cost may be high, the benefit,......  [read more]

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    Are You Middle Class?

    Dec 16, 10 • 380 Views • No Comments

    What is the “middle class?” In a recent NPR interview, a painting contractor, an employee of Healthy Montana Kids, a man who runs a hi-tech robotic firm, and a hospice worker, all earning between $25,000 and $100,000 annually, said they were......  [read more]

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    Kindergarten Matters

    Jul 29, 10 • 408 Views • No Comments

    Several months ago, we asked if law school was a good investment. Now we can ask the same question about kindergarten. Saying that adult outcomes count while test scores do not, Harvard economist Raj Chetty and 5 colleagues researched the impact of......  [read more]