I wake up every morning in peace and go to bed in peace. I walk to school safely and walk home safely. I have so many opportunities and almost no limits.  What more can you ask for? Well, I owe a lot of these privileges to my country. We liveContinue Reading

The day is Thursday, March 12th, 2020. You wake up and start your morning routine, mentally preparing for just another day at school. Little do you know from this point on, your life will be changed forever. It is sixth period, and you are shuffling out of calculus, eager forContinue Reading

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”  -Mahatma Gandhi Nearly three decades ago, my father, Eliot Finkelstein, set out on a journey in education that would ultimately change the direction of a large, comprehensive High School in New York City. Schools were closing, violence wasContinue Reading

Homework. Almost every student has had to endure it, and about that same number has complained about it all the way through – myself included. For these countless victims, homework, after a while, can begin to feel like a Groundhog Day of stress. Hour after hour, day after day, weekContinue Reading

The zero-sum fallacy is the assumption that economic transactions are based on a fixed pie in which what is gained by someone is indefinitely lost by someone else. The political left often wrongfully believes landlords extort tenants, and the government must act as a third party. This couldn’t be furtherContinue Reading

Recently there has been a lot of talk about climate change. We have people on both ends of the spectrum who believe that we need to take action to try to reverse the effect of climate change and we have people who are in denial about climate change and claimContinue Reading