A New Year’s Reader

Spanking children slows cognitive development and increases risk of criminal behavior, expert says

[See also The Stream: Should parents spare the spank]

On the Impossibility of Teaching Creative Writing, Tara Skurtu

[See also Teaching the Unteachable, Kurt Vonnegut; Writing, Unteachable or Mistaught?]

New education law: a lot of suds, William Mathis

[See also Doubling Down (Again) by Reverting, Not Changing: The Exponential Failures of Education Legislation]

A Lecture From the Lectured, John Barone, Cassandra Chaplinsky, Taylor Ehnle, John Heaney, Riley Jackson, Zoe Kaler, Rachael Kossy, Benjamin Lane, Thomas Lawrence, Jessica Lee, Sarah Lullo, Kevin McCammack, Daniel Seeder, Carly Smith, and Demetrius Wade

Is the Drive for Success Making Our Children Sick? Vicki Abeles

School Vouchers and Student Achievement: First-Year Evidence from the Louisiana Scholarship ProgramAtila Abdulkadiroglu, Parag A. Pathak, and Christopher R. Walters

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The Subtle Linguistics of Polite White Supremacy, Yawo Brown

To the White Parents of my Black Son’s Friends

The Moynihan Report ResurrectedSam Klug

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