If students are more passionate about three hot, smelly days in the desert than collecting degrees, parents should pay attention -- these kids may be onto something. Let's look at the benefits of attending Coachella instead of going to college at all.
For Jeremy Denk, the tour comes at a most auspicious time. Just weeks ago he was selected for the MacArthur Fellowship. To know the artistry of Jeremy Denk is to understand the principle of the Fellowship.
My doubts go beyond Fryer's spinning of survey data and maintaining that teens worked harder because they said that they did. The bigger purpose of schooling is teaching kids to work smarter and the incentives did not do so.
The thing about me is that I don't know or care about sports at all. I'm even skeptical that other people genuinely like sports, rather than the proto-nationalist emotional catharsis of being fans. But with heart and mind open, I sought to understand.
Author Shekerjian interviewed 40 "geniuses" for this book, all of whom had one thing in common: they each received a call one day informing them that they would receive a large amount of money, no strings attached.