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TV’s Dora takes kids exploring where schools fear to tread

Bruce Fuller, professor of education and public policy | September 15, 2014

“For my kids to learn a second language ā€” it’s so important to me,” Christiane Gauthier said in mournful tones, her own mother’s native Spanish fading fast among younger generations. Many parents share this lament as our children remain ill prepared for a diverse society, along with a job market that already rewards bilingual workers, … Continue reading »

Two hurricanes and two networks

Rosemary Joyce, professor of anthropology | November 2, 2012

Hurricane Sandy hit close to home. Not where I live, mind you; but where my heart is, with my family. As the hours went by, I waited for updates from my brothers, my nephews, all in the path of the storm. My many friends and family members living in New Jersey or New York City … Continue reading »