As the school year kicks off, parents and students have a lot to consider: first-day-of-school outfits, what to pack for lunch, and what classes to take. At The Walrus, we’ve explored the smaller details and bigger questions surrounding education, from the elementary-school level all the way up to the post-secondary years.
Here are some of those conversations.
BY NICHOLAS HUNE-BROWN
Foreign students are lied to and exploited on every front. They’re also propping up higher education as we know it
BY TRUDEAU GULATI
Students everywhere sat through months of experimental learning plans, and we’re only just starting to see the unintended consequences
BY HABIBA COOPER DIALLO
A teen chronicles the subtle and not-so-subtle forms of racism in the classroom and beyond
BY KATRINA ONSTAD
Kids in the gifted program are disproportionately white and affluent. How streaming became another form of segregation
BY AINSLIE CRUICKSHANK
The fossil fuel industry has long understood the power of the school system in shaping perceptions around climate change
BY ROBYN MAYNARD
For many Black youth, schools can be places of degradation, harm, and psychological violence
BY SIMON LEWSEN
Campuses are offering more wellness programming than ever before, so why are rates of student mental illness on the rise?