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Why Genetics Oriented Education Is Important

By Girisha Arora Published January 1, 2017

With genetic testing becoming more consumer friendly, a gaping hole is being revealed current education : it does not have the capability to equip people with an understanding of what is an inseparable part of themselves - their DNA.


Reevaluating the Effectiveness of Affirmative Action

By Girisha Arora Published January 1, 2017

At a time when affirmative action is being cited as overly aggressive, a New York Times analysis calls into question the effectiveness of the decades old policy.


AltSchool: Silicon Valley's Answer to Education Reform

By Girisha Arora Published January 1, 2017

Former Google employee Max Ventilla has founded a school which he believes can revolutionize the public sphere by offering tailored education - many aren't happy with his thinking.


The Future of Correctional Education Under the Trump Administration

By Girisha Arora Published January 1, 2017

Obama's administration had pushed for various reforms in the prison system to ensure greater education access to all inmates to help reduce recidivism. That may be set to change under President Donald Trump.


The Language of Colonization

By Girisha Arora Published January 1, 2017

English as a language in India still serves as a reminder of colonial oppression - even after 70 years of independence.It is causing a neo-castist divide which can only be sought to removed if all languages were to be allowed to develop equally.