Category Archives: Education

Frank Bruni on Higher Education

Fenster writes: Time for perfesser Fenster to grade Frank Bruni for his essay on higher education in the NYT. I’ll grant him an A in the effective writing department, as always.  No typos.  No misspellings.  Good structure. I’ll give him … Continue reading

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Systemic Justice at Harvard Law

Fenster writes: Harvard Law is starting something new, which it calls a Systemic Justice project.  Here is a write-up from the Boston Globe. What is it?  That’s emerging.  “None of us really knows what ‘systemic justice’ is—yet you’re all here,” says … Continue reading

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Steven Pinker on What Ails Higher Education–or at least Harvard

Fenster writes: When Steven Pinker writes Fenster listens.  Well, not literally.  He reads.  But language is all a kind of metaphor, right? From The Language Instinct on I have been amazed by this guy’s reach, educated through his insights and entertained … Continue reading

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A Week With Ned Corman: Day Five

Paleo Retiree writes: Welcome to the fifth episode of my q&a with first-class jazzman and music-educator extraordinaire Ned Corman. On day one, we discussed his early years; day two covered some of Ned’s teaching and gigging adventures; day three touched on the … Continue reading

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A Week With Ned Corman: Day Four

Paleo Retiree writes: Welcome to the fourth episode of my q&a with first-class jazzman and music-educator extraordinaire Ned Corman. On day one, we discussed his early years; day two covered some of Ned’s teaching and gigging adventures; day three touched on … Continue reading

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A Week With Ned Corman: Day One

Paleo Retiree writes: When I was a 14 year old student in Penfield, New York, my school’s music teacher and bandleader died unexpectedly midway through the year. The young hotshot who was brought in to fill the post faced numerous … Continue reading

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Crusades

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Zero for Conduct, “Jean Vigo’s rough-hewn, poetic evocation of youth under the strain of institutionalized education, is nearly impossible to summarize in words. Among other things, it’s perhaps the greatest expression of the anarchic impulse ever put on film. In … Continue reading

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