2014 Press Archive


Recent Income Gains Have Gone to the Rich

October 23, 2014

“Unintended Consequences” Author Edward Conard, Economic Policy Institute Economist Elise Gould and Bloomberg View Columnist Mohamed El-Erian discuss the Intelligence Squared U.S. income inequality debate… more

Above the Law

Does The Mass Collection Of Phone Records Violate The Fourth Amendment?

October 10, 2014

Some very smart people try to make the case that gobbling up phone data on all of us isn’t really a constitutional case. Let’s see… more

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

VIDEO: Yes, Mass Collection of U.S. Phone Records Violates the Constitution

October 08, 2014

A resounding win! A Philadelphia audience sided squarely with team civil liberties in a debate hosted yesterday by Intelligence Squared. Arguing for the motion, "Mass… more



October 08, 2014

A strong majority of audience members thought mass collection of U.S. phone records violates the constitution’s Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure following… more

Michigan State University College of Education

The Core of the Debate

October 01, 2014

A recent debate, “Embrace the Common Core?” hosted by Intelligence Squared, featured some of the nation’s top experts on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).… more

Chicago Tribune

My Podcast Subscriptions

September 30, 2014

Wednesday's column is about the state of podcasting, so I'm offering here a list of the podcasts I currently subscribe to. [...] Intelligence Squared US… more

Huffington Post

Common Core Revisited

September 25, 2014

On September 9, I attended the NPR-syndicated Intelligence Squared debate, "Should Schools Embrace the Common Core?" Although it has been reported that close to 80… more


Leveled Reading: The Making of a Literacy Myth

September 24, 2014

New York public school principal Carol Burris, an outspoken standards critic and defender of leveled reading, recently published an anti-Common Core missive on the Washington… more

Huffington Post

Debating Common Core: Beware Decomposing Numbers and Rinky-Dink Assessments

September 19, 2014

Intelligence Squared U.S. sponsored a debate September 9, 2014 on the Common Core State Standards. Four participants argued whether American schools should embrace the standards.… more

The Washington Post

Four Common Core ‘flimflams’

September 17, 2014

So where is the research to support: close reading, increased Lexile levels, the use of informational texts and other questionable practices in the primary grades?… more