• Philanthropists and the charities they support

Philanthropic Arrogance (and how to avoid it), Part II

Last week I wrote about how, over the last two decades, researchers in biology, neuroscience, and psychology have shown consistently that subjects with power lose a great degree of empathy as their power increases. To put it starkly: research has shown that power literally causes brain damage. This means that […]

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Charter schools are filling the gap of adult education

Look at the debate over our schools and you find that the debates are both familiar and don’t change very much. For example, Jay Mathews, a respected Washington Post education columnist, recently summarized a book on charter schools by Haverford College political scientist Zachary W. Oberfield. Oberfield acquired databases with […]

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