Category Archives: Education

On Chicago

I have little to say that Freddie deBoer doesn’t say better here: The reality is that you can’t be pro-education and anti-educator. Not just in the sense that you shouldn’t be, ethically, although I certainly believe that. I mean the … Continue reading

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Newt goes to China

Newt Gingrich, speaking to students at Harvard in November 2011: “You say to somebody, you shouldn’t go to work before you’re what, 14, 16 years of age, fine,” Mr. Gingrich said. “You’re totally poor. You’re in a school that is … Continue reading

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O Canadon’t

From an op-ed in this weekend’s Bloomberg, which begins promisingly: On July 1, Canada Day, Canadians awoke to a startling, if pleasant, piece of news: For the first time in recent history, the average Canadian is richer than the average … Continue reading

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The looting continues

I am no fan of the NY Times, but I do give them a lot of credit for their ongoing coverage of the fiasco of looting going on behind the facade of the school choice movement. Today’s entry: When the … Continue reading

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Social science doctoral students, the bell tolls for thee

One of the more surprising things I found out in my tour of doctoral programs is that the general pattern seems to be to grant funding for one year less than most students take to complete (e.g. 5 years of … Continue reading

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The new GRE as social barometer

Posting has been extremely light lately primarily because I have been swamped with an unusually large number of competing priorities. These have included applications to doctoral programs, which in turn means that I had to take the dreaded GRE. Preparing … Continue reading

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The other side of the story: what non-economists don’t see

It is not my intent in writing these posts about economic education to bash economists and what they learn. If anything it’s the opposite – my point is that most of the valuable information that economists learn in advanced study … Continue reading

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