Joe Nocera

06/25/2015 - 10:44am

    This is the second column I've written about Deborah Loewenberg Ball, the dean of the University of Michigan's School of Education. Ball believes the training that teachers get while they are in school needs to be drastically improved. Last year, I wrote about her effort to develop a professional...

04/30/2015 - 7:56pm

    Howard Schultz has a way of making a believer out of you.

    I first found this out in 2008, when I was writing the Talking Business column for the Business Day section of The New York Times. With...

03/26/2015 - 7:57pm

    The relationship between journalists and Steve Jobs could often be fraught, but there were always a handful of reporters he liked and trusted. They included John Markoff of The New York Times, Steven Levy, formerly of Wired magazine (he's now at Medium...

03/19/2015 - 3:43pm

    There are few organizations that can make a mountain out of a molehill like the NCAA. Believe it or not, the scathing report it issued last week, accusing Syracuse University and its basketball coach, Jim Boeheim, of a pattern of cheating, is a pretty good...

03/19/2015 - 2:28pm

    Kevin Carey has a 4-year-old girl. Carey, the director of the education policy program at the New America Foundation, has been thinking about the role of universities in American life for virtually his entire career. But after his daughter was born, that...

03/12/2015 - 8:13pm

    In 1986, Congress passed, and Ronald Reagan signed into law, the Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act. It directed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to ban certain types of ammunition that could pierce the body armor worn by police...

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