Education

4 Ways to Avoid Being Fooled By Propaganda

"Coping with propaganda requires a widespread critical intelligence, which is largely the product of education."

How Colleges Drag Out Degree Programs Longer than Necessary

One professor suggests universities shuffle students through their halls, giving them a semblance of prestige, but an education lacking in substance.

Teaching Chess to Kids Spurs Academic Achievement

Franklin County, Mississippi introduced chess into its curriculum and achieved amazing results.
 

Companies Want to Teach Your Children Values

Only they might not be the values you want the kids to have.

Six Graphs that Reveal Big Problems for Student and Auto Loans

Forget the housing bubble. These graphs show we're heading for some serious problems in the auto and student loan arenas.

Learning Opportunities From Our Partners at FEE

FEE's program recently was named by Forbes as a top summer high school program. Mention the word TAKEOUT in your scholarship application!

Are You on Track to Read the Average Number of Books Before You Die? (See Chart)

"If you are reading in order to become a better reader, you cannot read just any book or article."

3 Things the U.S. Could Learn from Israel’s Education System

Despite its small size, Israel is a global leader in technology innovation. This success is attributed to three unique things.
 

Why College Graduates Still Can’t Think

They’re being taught, in too many of their courses, to “oppose existing systems.”

California Schools Facing Teacher and Staff Cuts—Because They Got Whiter

Walter Reed Middle School is one of nine L.A. schools facing potentially steep cuts because of an increase in their white student populations.

Preschooler Gets Week-long Suspension for Picking Up Shell Casing

Have we gradually shamed little boys into avoiding bold, independent, and enterprising interests?

Why Most Students No Longer Read the ‘Great Books’

5 reasons why students today aren't studying the great classics of the past.

College Prez: ‘I’m Scared’ by Rise of Emotionalism on Campus

"The robust discussion I have always sought to expose my students to doesn’t seem to be worth it anymore."

Documentary on Yale Reveals How Scary U.S. Campuses Have Become

We the Internet TV's short documentary “Silence U Part 2: What has Yale Become?" is a masterpiece. 

Gregory Watson: The C Student Who Amended the Constitution

In 1982 a University of Texas student stumbled on a proposed constitutional amendment that was never ratified. So he did something about it.

An Amazing Thing Happened When Prisons Began Teaching Latin to Convicts

Have we handicapped many students by removing Latin from schools?
 

Grammarians rejoice in the $10 million comma

Seventy-five truck drivers in Maine stand to win millions because of a missing Oxford comma in a legal clause. 

Professor: Relativism Destroying Our Esteem for Education

A case for ditching relativism and returning to absolutes?

Not Everyone Can Handle the Truth

Rather than argue with some people, it's probably better to save your breath.

Scholars Defend Free Speech from 'Dogmatism and Groupthink'

Cornell West and Robbie P. George protest against close-mindedness and violence in the wake of the Middlebury College riot.

These School Districts Stopped Disciplining Students, and Chaos Ensued

And students are recognizing this... Big Time.

Is California Intentionally Making Bad Schools Appear Good?

California's new school grading system "grades on a curve and paints a far rosier picture in academics than past measurements."

Professor: The Reason College Students are ‘Helpless’ is…

Professor Lori Isbell weighs in on why her students need continual hand-holding to get through an assignment.

How Corn Kernels Could Hold the Key to Beating Cancer

Defective corn kernels show striking similarities to cancer cells, researchers discovered.

How Arrogance Makes Obnoxious People Popular

Humans tend to be fascinated by arrogant people, but they don’t want to live like them. 

Study: Kids Relying on Google to Learn Basic Life Skills

The Addis Housewares study found over half of mums just don't have the time to teach their kids domestic know-how.

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