This week on Up Close, when it comes to raising the next generation, what tools will we give them?
Many would argue that one tool that’s worked well in the past is now broken. Chronicle of Higher Education Senior Writer Goldie Blumenstyk is the author of American Higher Education in Crisis?: What Everyone Needs to Know, now out in paperback.
And then, if you go to a special part of Tokyo, you’ll see children literally playing with tools — hammers, nails, even fire. It’s an approach we don’t see much in the United States. Amy Fusselman explores this fascinating playground in Savage Park: A Meditation on Play, Space and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted, and Afraid to Die.
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