By now, many of you have read about the incident. For many parents, it’s a worst nightmare scenario. A vacationing couple went out to breakfast at Marcy’s Diner in Portland, Maine, with their 2-year-old daughter. The 2-year-old began to scream, and didn’t stop.
Important social lessons can be learned at school. But families have a potential socializing advantage that schools don’t.
Perhaps society would be better off if the government stepped back and recognized that parents are the primary and best educators of their children?
For the sake of both legal and intellectual consistency, should the U.S. legalize polygamy?
A question posed in one of our most popular Facebook posts:
Miller warned about the utopian view of education he saw developing.
The storm may be upon us, but if we work the soil and plant the seeds today there will be hope for tomorrow.
If you want to grow as an intellectual, you need patience, you need silence, you need time for contemplation, and you need to be voracious in your love of learning.
It seems that the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) ignored a memo from Richard Trumka, President of AFL-CIO, when it endorsed Hillary Clinton for president earlier this week. Trumka allegedly sent a memo to all leaders under AFL-CIO’s umbrella – which would have included Randi Weingarten, president of AFT – saying that endorsement for president should only happen at the AFL-CIO level.
To get by, we all need a little help from our friends.
But in an age too often marked by superficiality, we often think about whether those we now call “friends” are actually our friends who will be with us in both fair and stormy weather.
Perhaps some of you are old enough to remember Sundays when stores and restaurants were shuttered, and a deeper peace and quiet reigned.
In the U.S., college is increasingly held up as the only way to a successful, middle class life. As a result, many students, parents, and teachers have been trained to avoid the idea of apprenticeship like the plague.
According to William Thayer, author of the 1893 book The Ethics of Success, there are three ways an individual can enhance his critical thinking and comprehension skills through reading.
Over the years, I’ve heard a number of teachers and parents say a variation of the following: “I don’t care what the child reads, just as long as he is reading!”
The one ingredient that makes the most difference in how well and how much children learn is parental involvement. Homeschooling is the ultimate in parental involvement.
Considering many Americans today can’t even explain why we celebrate the 4th of July, it’s somewhat awe-inspiring to see how the American Founders were able to have the knowledge and ability to declare independence, fight a grueling war, and then lay the groundwork for our nation to be built upon. How did they do it?
As the rest of the world watches Greece crumble under crippling debt, it might be worth looking at Greece as it used to be.
On this 4th of July weekend, we can either yearn for what will not come back or we can begin putting our energy into forming new communities and institutions that can sustain the "intellectual and moral life" necessary for the next cultural revolution.
Do you agree with the majority of Americans that school funding should follow the child so that parents are able to send him or her to the school of their choice?
The SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage could impact religious schools.
The United States is increasingly criticized for having a “one-size-fits-all” public education system. In this system, students of varying abilities, talents, and desires are provided with a similar curriculum through high school and are prepared for the same goal of college.