Harvard professor Paul L. Harris says most of what kids know, they learned from others.
By David A. Kaplan, contributor
FORTUNE -- So, Mom and Dad, you don't like your kids demanding to know "why" after every answer? And, teachers, do those relentless questions from the front row drive you crazy as you attempt to cover today's state-mandated lesson plan? You'll hate Paul Harris' controversial new book, Trusting What You're Told. MOREJul 6, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The Khan Academy founder discusses the flaws of the U.S. university system, college affordability, and what he's looking for in a job candidate. Interview by Scott OlsterFeb 8, 2012 11:06 AM ET
They sure sound lovely, but prospective MBAs should not view the school-reported salary averages as a guarantee of a sweet paycheck come graduation day. By Anne VanderMeySep 13, 2011 11:25 AM ET
A new book identifies 100 fields where demand for highly skilled workers is on the rise -- no bachelor's degree required. By Anne FisherSep 7, 2011 1:38 PM ET
Within 12 short months since becoming dean of the Harvard Business School, Nohria has racked up accomplishments that would have taken most B-school deans a decade or more. By John A. ByrneJun 30, 2011 10:35 AM ET
Despite gloomy job prospects, many American manufacturers are on the prowl for top talent, but say that not enough workers are trained for the tasks. By Elizabeth G. OlsonJun 29, 2011 10:35 AM ET
Predictions of a shortage of American math and science professionals have grown dire. What can be done to bridge the gap? By Elizabeth G. OlsonMay 20, 2011 10:18 AM ET
A growing number of business and economics majors are heading into teaching, joining programs like Teach for America. Who benefits? By Gary M. SternApr 29, 2011 2:57 PM ET
With state budgets buckling, American teachers are facing the erosion of tenure protection, employee benefits, and other job protections that they fought for and won years ago.
By Elizabeth G. Olson, contributor
FORTUNE -- Who can blame American teachers for feeling beleaguered as state after state strips away the job protections, especially tenure, that they have won in recent decades?
The status teachers enjoy in many other countries often eludes them in the MOREMar 23, 2011 11:01 AM ET
More education could give plenty of stalled careers a much-needed boost, and extended tax breaks will help foot the bill.
By Anne Fisher, contributor
Amid all the brouhaha at year's end over extending Bush-era income tax cuts, one important feature of the $858 billion tax package passed by the lame-duck Congress tended to get overlooked: At the last minute, almost as an afterthought, legislators approved a two-year extension of Section 127, MOREJan 12, 2011 10:57 AM ET
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