Univ. of Chicago pushes back on trigger warnings, safe spaces

Letters sent to the incoming class of 2020 make it clear the University of Chicago isn’t a fan of trigger warnings or safe spaces.

Teacher: Forget the Homework, Spend Time with Family

“I ask that you... eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early."

National Geographic: Jesus Not an Influential Figure of the Ancient World

National Geographic's list of "the most influential figures of ancient history" is comprised mostly of strong men, and it omits a key religious figure.

What Makes a Sentence a Masterpiece?

Is it simplicity or style?

How do we spend our time?

What do we ultimately live for? To merely escape reality?

How Dostoevsky predicted Trump's America

The writer warned about the destructive force of demagoguery and unchecked rhetoric.

Memorization Is Still a Necessary Skill

I would always assure my students that memory work was part of the deal for any of my history classes.

'Amercian Journalism Collapsing Before our Eyes'

Have media taken the Trump bashing too far?

9 Surprising Quotes on Welfare Reform

President Clinton had some strong words for the welfare system... as did these eight other men.

Are We Pushing Kids to Read Too Early?

Giving children time to explore and learn to read on their own timetable may set them on a path to greater understanding and maturity.

Why the Hell Do People Read Celebrity Self-Help Books?

If you're seeking self improvement, there might be better places to look than Lindsay Lohan's new book.  

The Definitive Test For World Religions

How well will you do?

Finding Solitude in an Era of Perpetual Contact

There are many benefits to being alone, but far fewer people are experiencing those benefits, evidence shows. 

Children Should be Encouraged to Read Fantasy Fiction

Fantasy fiction is often pooh-poohed by academics and intellectuals, but it can whet the appetite for learning.

There's No Western Civilization without Christianity

Prior to the Enlightenment, Western civilization was simply referred to as “Christendom.”

Are Children Missing Life Lessons by not Gardening?

My experience growing up in an urban gardening family suggests such might be the case, for gardening teaches children several important life lessons.

Restoring the Four Pillars of Education

What does good education look like?

Fail U.: The False Promise of Higher Education

Charles Sykes, a senior fellow at the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute,  says institutions of higher learning are coming apart.

10 Strangest Deaths of Roman Emperors

Vespasian's last words: 'Oh dear, I think I'm becoming a god.'

Were Cavemen more civilized than Millennials?

It's a legitimate question.

6 Forgotten Tips from America’s Oldest Public School

Would the practices of the Boston Latin School help restore order and rigor to today’s classrooms?

‘Talking It Out’ Is Not Always Helpful

There are times when it can be harmful.

Princeton HR Scrubs Word ‘Man’ From Lexicon

A four-page memo shows how the college aims to create a more inclusive environment.

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