Learning to Read

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We talk about “learning to read” as if it’s something we do and is done. As in “when did he learn to read?” But I’m 52 and still learning to read. In this article I recount my meetings with extraordinary readers and what goes into truly learning to read.

Of youth, parking lots and the end of the university

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At over $50,000 a year for an Ivy League education, wouldn’t most kids be better off doing something else with their money? As Mario Botta said, “What are universities, but parking lots for youth?”