Necessity is often the mother of invention. For Dr. Jessica Calarco, it was motherhood itself that necessitated—or at least sparked—innovation.Five ...
Jess CalarcoLooking for a fun and timely way to engage students with hard-hitting topics? Check out this piece from @EdSurge and @CourseHero on how I use podcasts in the classroom. They're great for sparking rich discussions and also as a hands-on final project.
Anxious parenting is an optimization economy with no upper limit, which turns every second of a child’s life, in and out of school, into a commodity.
Jess CalarcoA thoughtful essay from @row_ie_argument about how privileged parents' anxiety-driven efforts to optimize every aspect of their children's lives simultaneously reinforce inequalities and deny their children an autonomous inner life.
The progressive to-do list is missing a very important idea.
Jess CalarcoThe cost of high-quality early childcare has gotten so high that even with scholarships (at the max allowed by the state), the teachers at our daycare can barely afford tuition for their own kids. Now, you might wonder - why is daycare so expensive? 1/
Jess Calarco@Prof_WCByrd Sounds like your students are making great connections! There's actually a recent episode of the Bad with Money podcast that gets at that exact question about millennials and entitlement.
The first 100 people in line at 8 a.m. received 52 coupons for free meals.
Jess CalarcoThis is #RealCollege: A 20-year-old student slept outside, in 20-degree weather, for a chance at free food. As she explained "I can barely afford to pay my rent... so free food for a year would really help out.” (@saragoldrickrab)
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Jess Calarco@e_hernandez8 There's little evidence that it actually makes a difference. My sense is that the perceived benefits just reflect the fact that privileged families are more able/likely to redshirt.