“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 was
Just about everybody within America has either watched a football or basketball game on TV or at least knows somebody who has. Being one of the most popular sports in America, there is tons of money in this industry. However, I am not just writing about professional sports. College sports
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 further
Schools have spent lots of money trying to introduce technology like computers and ipads to classrooms. They did this because they wanted to expand ways of learning for students. Schools need to restrict some websites, but are the filters too restrictive? It is arguable that filters for school are too
How often have you heard this narrative? A hardworking student pushes through school for thirteen years, taking all the advanced and honors classes they can, doing well on exams, captaining varsity sports teams, leading clubs and community service organizations, and their parents spending a fortune on tutoring and extracurricular activities.
School districts have spent millions of dollars to bring technology into classrooms, so that the students will be introduced to more and more technology, with the hope that these devices will be a way to increase student learning. Technology is getting better day by day, and more and more schools