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America Is Turning Into a Confederacy of Dunces

Why is Donald Trump within a whisker of the White House? Two-thirds of the country can’t even name the three branches of government.

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The Beast of Misogyny

“I am consistently saddened and angered by the lack of educational opportunities that meet tens of millions of girls because of early marriage, war, migration, ...

Observation Deck

The Bard of His Own Backyard

Shakespeare may never have left England, but he became the most global writer who ever lived.

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The Population of People Under the Age of 30 Is Set to Explode -- And the World Isn't Ready

In the coming years, the population of people under the age of 30 in some of the most fragile and unstable countries is going to skyrocket. And the world is not ready for them.

Tea Leaf Nation

China’s High-Pressure Network of Cram-Schools for Tots

Chinese kindergartens are required to go easy. That means many youngsters study overtime.

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Fethullah Gulen’s Race to the Top Is Over

The Turkish cleric's decades-long plan to use schools to acquire political power and cultural influence has ended in shambles.

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Erdogan’s Purge Is a Sectarian War

The alliance between Erdogan and Gulen came apart because it's impossible to reconcile their rival interpretations of Islam — and Islamism.

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Boarding Schools Are a National Security Threat

Britain and the United States rely on elite, private academies to mold their future leaders. Instead of cultivating statesmen, they’re producing brutish, entitled, insecure bullies.

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The Two-School Solution

With de facto segregation the norm in Israeli schools, a wave of outspoken parents and teachers is arguing that only truly integrated classrooms can bring peace.

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