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A Hack Education Project

I’m waiting for Tressie McMillan Cottom’s analysis of the (rather shocking) news today that Purdue University is buying Kaplan University (and supposedly turning it into a public university-of-sorts) before I say too much. (I’m thinking this has a lot to do with “skills,” “the employability narrative,” privatization, and prestige –...

I have added a script to my websites today that will block annotations – namely those from Genius and those from Hypothes.is. I have been meaning to do this for a while now, so it’s mostly a project that comes as I procrastinate doing something else rather than one that...

Oh my god. I got the fellowship. Cross-posted (with a few edits) from Hack Education: Columbia Journalism School has awarded me a Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship for the 2017–2018 academic year. I can’t even begin to articulate how truly thrilled and humbled I am for this opportunity. It’s not going...

In 2012, I wrote an article titled “ALEC, Ed-Tech, and the Privatization of Education.” Although the American Legislative Exchange Council had been formed back in 1973 and had worked for decades to help shape legislation at the state level, it received a fair amount of attention in 2012 because of...

I am applying for a Spencer Fellowship to work on this project. This is a rough draft of my project proposal. The phrase “PayPal Mafia” is often used to describe the group of PayPal founders and employees who’ve gone on to be some of the most powerful players in Silicon...