Naomi Schaefer Riley, Wall Street Journal

Naomi Schaefer Riley

Wall Street Journal

New York, NY, United States

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Recent:
  • Wall Street Journal
Past:
  • IWF
  • AEI
  • Bloomberg
  • The New York Times
  • New York Post

Recent articles by Naomi:

‘The College Dropout Scandal’ Review: A Matter of Degree

Some schools have made student success their top priority and are finding effective, hands-on ways to increase graduation rates. → Read More

IWF

College Should Be More Useful

Education for career success (and life happiness) is what young people want. Too many now say college does little for them on either front. → Read More

Moving Kids From Foster Care to Adoption

It’s tough to find families who will take children with behavior problems, but one nonprofit has a solution. → Read More

‘The New Childhood’ Review: Screening Out the Urge to Worry

When parents feel concern about the ill effects of screen time on their children, are they over-reacting and merely indulging in nostalgia? Naomi Schaefer Riley reviews “The New Childhood” by Jordan Shapiro. → Read More

Adoptions Powered by Algorithms

A new online program designed by former eHarmony researchers generates “compatibility scores” to try to better match prospective parents and children. → Read More

‘How Schools Work’ Review: The Worm in the Apple

A former education secretary doesn’t pull his punches when it comes to teachers’ unions; still, the Obama administration didn’t take them on. Naomi Schaefer Riley reviews “How Schools Work” by Arne Duncan. → Read More

For a Charity Nowadays, Everything’s Political

Bethany Christian Services faces protests and lawsuits for its work with migrants and foster children. → Read More

Save the SAT Writing Test

It’s a much better measure than application essays. → Read More

AEI

Banter #318: Naomi Schaefer Riley on the opioid crisis and foster care

This week on Banter, AEI Visiting Fellow Naomi Schaefer Riley joined the show to discuss the opioid epidemic’s strain on our foster care system and possible solutions to improve the lives of affected children. → Read More

AEI

Banter #318: Naomi Schaefer Riley on the opioid crisis and foster care

This week on Banter, AEI Visiting Fellow Naomi Schaefer Riley joined the show to discuss the opioid epidemic’s strain on our foster care system and possible solutions to improve the lives of affected children. → Read More

Judicial Tough Love Helps Addicted Mothers Stay Clean

Opting into a family drug court, under a judge’s supervision, may bring their kids home sooner. → Read More

‘Fundamentalist U’ Review: Believers in Higher Ed

Nondenominational Christian colleges have often defined themselves less by their religious doctrine than by their position as outsiders. Naomi Schaefer Riley reviews “Fundamentalist U” by Adam Laats. → Read More

AEI

Does family structure help explain the racial divide in maternal mortality?

It turns out that one major correlate of infant mortality is family structure. → Read More

Opioid Abuse Isn't 'Victimless.' What About the Kids?

When parents cycle in and out of treatment, their children are left in limbo. Some states are losing patience. → Read More

What’s a Single Mom to Do During a Week in the Hospital?

Preventive services—like the Safe Families network—can help prevent crises or a loss of custody. → Read More

‘Common Core’ Review: Standards Put to the Test

There is something for everyone to hate in the Common Core educational initiative: politics, subject matter, method. Are the criticisms fair? Naomi Schaefer Riley reviews ‘Common Core’ by Nicholas Tampio. → Read More

IWF

Putting Bill Gates on the Spot

Liberals find even humanitarian philanthropy problematic... → Read More

What Pocahontas’s Heirs Need Isn’t a New Reservation

A new law recognizes six Virginia tribes, but that’s hardly a path to success. → Read More

IWF

What Pocahontas’s Heirs Need Isn’t a New Reservation

A new law recognizes six Virginia tribes, but that’s hardly a path to success... → Read More

America’s Real Digital Divide

The problem isn’t that poor children don’t have access to computers. It’s that they spend too much time in front of them. → Read More