Cheating on the SAT

The thing I can't get out of my head when I read this NYT article on kids paying other kids to take the SAT for them is simply this: All they charged was $3600? Cripes, that's a bargain at ten times the price. Don't get me wrong: you shouldn't cheat, both because it's...

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A different kind of “underserved”

What if the 32nd individual on the planet to achieve a nuclear-fusion reaction were only 14 years old? It's not science fiction. And the article about it makes the insightful point that the most underserved students in the country are those at the...

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The power of the nudge

My friend and colleague Jai Flicker just posted this lovely essay on the time he knew just what to say to a student to make a big difference. His point was that one's attitude towards work matters a lot. I take away a different point: that there's more to teaching...

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What the SAT tests

What the SAT tests

I can't make this stuff up: three days after I reposted my 2012 essay in response to an article by a grown-up taking the SAT, Forbes published this article about -- you guessed it -- a (different) grown-up taking the (new) SAT. I can't resist the karmically-ordained...

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