By Peter Gray Ph.D.Freedom to Learn The cat is slowly scratching its way out of the bag.  Ever more people are becoming aware of the colossal waste of money, tragic waste of young people’s time, and cruel imposition of stress and anxietyproduced by our coercive educational system. Source: Google Images filtered for reuse […]

The lack of skilled teachers is the biggest problem, the report found GETTY IMAGES More than half of England’s secondary schools, 54%, did not offer GCSE computer science in 2015-16, a report from the Royal Society has found. It urged the government to increase spending on computer education tenfold over […]

Donald Trump speaks with reporters about his proposed tax reform plan. ALEX EDELMAN/ALAMY AMANDA COSTON WAS preparing for a meeting with her advisor Monday afternoon when her friend, another first-year PhD student in Carnegie Mellon’s machine learning department, knocked on her door. Had she seen the email? A few minutes earlier, […]

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MUCHOMAR/GETTY IMAGES LET ME SET a scene. It’s just after a physics class in which students wrestled with a complicated idea. Perhaps they measured the electrical current in different resistors and must build a mathematical relationship between change in potential, resistance, and electric current. In the particular, the students might be discussing […]