Claudia was a guest speaker in a debate about the future of science education at the WISE Educational Summit in Doha, Qatar last October 31st.  Here is the link to The panel was called,    Harjiv Singh, Founder and CEO of Salwan Media of India moderated.  In addition to Claudia, Khalid Aboujassoum, the 2012 [...]


Claudia Dreifus recently attended the WISE Educational Summit in Doha, Qatar where she spoke at a debate on the value of science education.  Afterwards, she was interviewed by Preethi Ann Thomas of the New Indian Express. Here’s the story as it was published on November 25th:
In a candid conversation at WISE 2013, Prof Claudia [...]


If you’re wondering what we’re up to, here’s an abbreviated report:
Andrew has been teaching a new course at Queens College in New York City. In addition to his regular political theory class, he’s teaching Math 101 to freshman. The class that he’s designed is called Numbers for Everyone. And here’s [...]


Here’s the link to the Panel that Claudia moderated at a recent seminar of the Educational Writers Association on the topic of MOOCs at the future of higher education

June 9, 2013

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President of Macalester College Says College Presidents are NOT Dull, Timid and Substanceless, As Claimed in “Higher Education?”

February 24, 2013

In an essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Brian Rosenberg, President of Macalester College, disputes an essay on the timidity of today’s college presidents that was published by Scott Sherman in The Nation.
Sherman’s article, which quotes from “Higher Education?” asks why college leaders avoid actual societal leadership.
In “Higher Education?” we write that most university [...]

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Hey, Profs, Whatya Up To?????

October 7, 2012

People sometimes ask us, “what are you doing now that you’re finished with your book on higher education?”
Well our little red book has been on sale for two and a half years now and it seems to have  better “legs” than Marlene Dietrich  There are two English language editions, an electronic version on Kindle and [...]

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Andrew Hacker Asks, “Is Algebra Necessary?” on NPR.

August 29, 2012 Here’s the link to Andrew Hacker’s recent appearance on the Diane Rehm Show–where he made a huge number of folks mad, mad, mad, by suggesting we didn’t need to require algebra in high school and college.

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Claudia Dreifus on Progressive Radio

August 24, 2012

Claudia Dreifus was interviewed earlier this summer about “Higher Education?” by Matt Rothschild, the editor of  THE PROGRESSIVE magazine, which is published out of Madison, Wisconsin.
Here’s the link to the hour long radio interview that was broadcast over the magazine’s radio network.

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Niall Ferguson Writes in Newsweek About higher education and About “Higher Education?”

August 7, 2012

Niall Ferguson: College Becoming the New Caste System
by Niall Ferguson

Higher education is becoming the new caste system

School is in the air. It is the time of year when millions of apprehensive young people are crammed into their parents’ cars along with all their worldly gadgets and driven off to college.

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Andrew Hacker Writes In The NEW YORK TIMES: “Is Algebra Necessary?”

July 29, 2012

A TYPICAL American school day finds some six million high school students and two million college freshmen struggling with algebra. In both high school and college, all too many students are expected to fail. Why do we subject American students to this ordeal? I’ve found myself moving toward the strong view that we shouldn’t.

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