New Republic’s Elizabeth Weil argues that American schools are failing nonconformist kids and adopting “an orthodoxy embodied by a composed, conforming kid who doesn’t externalize problems or talk too much or challenge the rules too frequently or move around excessively or complain about the curriculum or have passionate outbursts.”

+ Ben Popper wonders: Is technology scrambling my baby’s brain? In a few years, he’ll be wondering whether his toddler has reprogrammed his computer.