Tagged: children

Children’s Books and Good Design 3

Children’s Books and Good Design

Children’s books rarely interest me from a design perspective. In fact, before a few days ago, none had. But my son has gotten a couple of new books that make impressive use of white space, text placement, and framing to increase the effect of the story and illustrations. They’re Lets’...

Universal Pre-K is a Bad Idea, Part 2 1

Universal Pre-K is a Bad Idea, Part 2

Culture11.com tackled this issue recently, and brought in the voice of James Heckman, an economist who is often quoted in the discussion. a 2006 essay that Heckman wrote for the Wall Street Journal closes with the observation that there is “little basis for providing universal programs at zero cost,” and...

Universal Pre-K is a Bad Idea, Part 1 5

Universal Pre-K is a Bad Idea, Part 1

When my wife and I first heard then Senator Obama on the campaign trail talking about the wonder of universal pre-K we rolled our eyes simultaneously. As far as we’re concerned this may be the biggest waste of time, money, and manpower out of anything he’s suggested so far. Before...