By Ryan Korstange Burnout is a stress-related state of exhaustion and often leads to feelings of isolation, low accomplishment, and even depression. Although research has long shown that burnout affects employees, we now know burnout also affects students. As a researcher who specializes in identifying strategies to help college students get through their first year of … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for College Students to Avoid Burnout
By Daniel J. Boudreaux As long as the reality of human existence remains on the imperfect side of paradise — mired in scarcity, often unpredictable, and always carrying at least a small risk of calamity for each individual as well as for groups — some people will complain about the state of reality. Indeed, as human welfare improves, such complaints grow more frequent and … [Read more...] about The Way Not to Fix Education, Housing, and Health Care
By Nicholas C. Anderson What is the governing dynamic causing both student loans and healthcare burdens to run away from us? As a health economist, I spend my days working with incredibly innovative medical device and biotechnology companies who are commercializing into the healthcare space. By consequence, I’m obligated and prone to think about the financial and economic … [Read more...] about What Student Loans and Health Care Have in Common
By Paul Boyce The public education system we currently know has been around for more than 150 years. However, the basic schooling model remains the same. Roughly 20 to 30 kids of the same age are stuffed into a classroom and taught by one teacher. Even though the curricula have developed, the essence has stayed the same. Children are still taught in a standardized and … [Read more...] about Schools Are Outdated. It’s Time For Reform.
By Kerry McDonald Plans for the Boston Public Library, the nation’s second-oldest public library, were approved in 1852, the same year Massachusetts passed the country’s first compulsory schooling law. Both public libraries and public schools are funded through taxation and both are “free” to access, but the similarities end there. The main difference between public … [Read more...] about The Difference Between Public Libraries and Public Schools