Education Matters


RIP the American Dream: The undereducated need not apply

Tyler Cowen, one of the world’s most influential economists has written a new book titled “Average is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of Great Stagnation.” In his bestseller, Cowen explains why people with a mediocre education and no skills ...

Don’t believe the hype: A college education still matters to black students

The news is not good for young people with a four-year degree: roughly 284,000 college grads are working minimum wage jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Unspeakable academic consequences of addicted parents, part II

A picture is said to be worth a thousand words. If you live in a city like Baltimore, it is easy to recognize when an adult is drunk or high on drugs. While many of these adults are struggling to ...

Four reasons to plan your child’s college funding wisely

Generation after generation, parents have taught their children to prepare for college now, which often means in elementary school or even earlier.

Unspeakable educational damage caused by addicted parents

Julvette P. began abusing drugs at the age of 13. For the next 20 years her life spun out of control, fueled by illegal drugs and alcohol. She cannot remember what put her on the path to self-destruction nor does ...

An appreciation for George Duke’s passion for music education

Many years ago I saw George Duke in concert at the old Painter Mill Music Fair in Owings Mills, Maryland. I

7 ways to interact with Garífuna culture in Belize

Drumming on the beach, moving in time with junkanu dancers and eating heaping plates of mashed plantain soaked in coconut stew -- more than likely these aren't the experiences you imagine while planning a trip to Belize.

Education: Shaping your station in life

This week’s column reminds me of those grade school writing assignments that asked me to compose an essay on how I spent summer vacation.

Take solace in compelling summer reading after Zimmerman Verdict

“I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allen Poe, nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids— and ...

Education Matters

College grades matter more than you may realize.

Little difference between used car salesmen and college leaders

This series of columns is written for parents preparing to send their sons and daughters to college for the first time this fall.

Fred Lazarus IV: Arts Educator Creates a Masterpiece

One of America’s most influential college presidents has announced plans to retire next year. With bold, metaphorical brush strokes Fred Lazarus’ created an academic masterpiece. Under Lazarus’ leadership, the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) has become an internationally recognized ...