Be Careful What You Praise For

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Friday, February 16, 2007

The latest research says most parents underrate effort and overpraise intelligence. Are you guilty? Also: the proposed ban on iPods, and are schools like Harvard worth the tuition?

The Age of Distraction

Siva Vaidhyanathan, associate professor of Culture and Communication at New York University, ridicules the proposed ban on iPods and other technological distractions.

Visit Sivacracy, Siva's blog


What's the Return on Tuition?

Alan Krueger, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the author of Inequality in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies? (MIT Press, 2005) discusses the value of going to an “elite” college with Gregg Easterbrook, senior editor at The ...


Be Careful What You Praise For

Ashley Merryman, attorney and writer who blogs with Po Bronson on his website; contributed to the New York Magazine article, “How Not to Talk to Your Kids”, and Lisa Blackwell, senior program officer at New Visions for Public Schools, on studies showing that ...


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