Archives for Sep 23, 2011 @ 13:19

Women, Education and Degrees

From The Economist: MORE girls than boys now complete their secondary education in 32 of the 34 countries that are members of the OECD, a think-tank, according to a new report published today. Only in Germany and Switzerland do girls lag behind. Moreover, female graduates greatly outnumber male graduates. Overall they account for 58% of graduates within [Read More…]

Borders and Independent Bookstores

Good article by Esther Yi on this important topic — for those who shop at bookstores. Given the fraught history of chains vs. independents, such a prediction is understandable—but is it accurate? Mark LaFramboise is a book buyer at Politics & Prose, an independent shop in Washington, D.C., and he says that the shuttering of [Read More…]

Cardus Education Survey, Homeschoolers: Helen Lee

Robert Kunzman is an associate professor at the Indiana University School of Education, and his research focuses on the intersection of religion, citizenship, and education. He is the author of Write These Laws on Your Children: Inside the World of Conservative Christian Homeschooling and maintains a website focused on homeschooling research and scholarship. Helen Lee, [Read More…]

Reckless Endangerment 3: Joe Canner

This post is by Joe Canner, a regular commenter on this blog, and he is taking on a new book that examines why we had the economic meltdown of 2008, Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner. The first ten chapters of Reckless Endangerment: How [Read More…]