Education

Who Was St. Valentine and Why is February 14 a Romantic Holiday?

Who Was St. Valentine and Why is February 14 a Romantic Holiday?

The history of the Saint Valentine (176-273 A.D.) is hazy and legends vary.

10 Weird Facts on the Lincoln Assassination

10 Weird Facts on the Lincoln Assassination

One of the most dramatic events in American history is shrouded in mystery and oddity. 

8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

Nearly two thousand years ago, a well-known philosopher laid out the characteristics that make up a rational person. 

7 Timeless Life Lessons from Marcus Aurelius

7 Timeless Life Lessons from Marcus Aurelius

Wise was he. (So spend five minutes on his couch.)

10 Interesting Historical Facts about European Monasteries

10 Interesting Historical Facts about European Monasteries

The monastery was the most influential institution in Western Europe during the Middle Ages.  

Can You Pass this Century-Old History Exam?

Can You Pass this Century-Old History Exam?

Only 18 percent of today's 8th graders are proficient in U.S. history, and barely any could probably pass this test. 

The Disenchantment of the Modern Professor

The Disenchantment of the Modern Professor

As many are discovering, getting a PhD might not have been the best career move.

Real Progressives Study the Classics

Real Progressives Study the Classics

"All through the history of the West the Greeks have continued to spur innovation..." 

The Morality of Modern Education is Relativism

The Morality of Modern Education is Relativism

One consequence of this subjection of truth to selfishness is the rupture between modern education and traditional virtue.

Why There’s a Rising Tide of Left-Wing Violence on Campus

Why There’s a Rising Tide of Left-Wing Violence on Campus

I wonder how many of the brutes at Middlebury College actually read the works of the man they tried to beat up last week.

Today's Schools Are Producing 'Hollow Men'

Today's Schools Are Producing 'Hollow Men'

A failure to appreciate the humanities must inevitably lead to the dehumanizing of culture. 

Arizona Lawmaker Urges End to Compulsory Schooling

Arizona Lawmaker Urges End to Compulsory Schooling

Arizona lawmaker Paul Mosley joins a growing number of citizens concerned about the rise in forced schooling and the decline in overall competence.

Not All Parents Want Their Children to be Social Justice Warriors

Not All Parents Want Their Children to be Social Justice Warriors

Further thoughts on the indoctrination taking place at a Minnesota elementary school... 

Where did Nazi doctors learn their ethics?

Where did Nazi doctors learn their ethics?

They had plenty of ethics - just the wrong kind.

Free College Works--If You Want to Help the Rich

Free College Works--If You Want to Help the Rich

England ditched free college because it only increased inequities between rich and poor.

Jonathan Haidt: 6 Ways Universities Can Fight Intellectual Intolerance

Jonathan Haidt: 6 Ways Universities Can Fight Intellectual Intolerance

 They seem like prudent steps. The problem is that few universities seem committed to promoting intellectual diversity and tolerance.

Why Decline in Religion Might Be Driving the Campus Protests

Why Decline in Religion Might Be Driving the Campus Protests

Has the diminishment of one part of the First Amendment led to the squelching of another?

Elementary Students Being Indoctrinated in Minnesota’s Top School District

Elementary Students Being Indoctrinated in Minnesota’s Top School District

Highlands Elementary (MN) students are being subjected to a barrage of curricular offerings focused on race and social justice.

The Hidden Costs of Universal Preschool Programs

The Hidden Costs of Universal Preschool Programs

Universal preschool may seem like a positive benefit to parents, but it can limit early childcare choices for many families.

3 Reasons One Public School Advocate is Giving Up on the System

3 Reasons One Public School Advocate is Giving Up on the System

A former public school teacher and supporter has changed her tune: "Everyone who can leave, should."

Children Have Amazing Powers of Memorization… So Why Aren’t Schools Using Them?

Children Have Amazing Powers of Memorization… So Why Aren’t Schools Using Them?

We’ve flipped things around, shunning memorization and instead asking young children to reason based on their limited experience and feelings.

This 1886 Cornell English Syllabus May Explain Why College Students Can’t Write

This 1886 Cornell English Syllabus May Explain Why College Students Can’t Write

Unfortunately, today's colleges aren't improving the writing woes of American students.

Why All-Men’s Colleges Are Under Siege

Why All-Men’s Colleges Are Under Siege

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States. Four of them are all male. But that is at least one too many.

Education Used to Happen Outside of School

Education Used to Happen Outside of School

Schooling as a forced societal construct is a fairly recent phenomenon.

Are ‘Antifascists’ Employing a Crude Form of Terrorism?

Are ‘Antifascists’ Employing a Crude Form of Terrorism?

“Any campus speaker who arouses a protest is at risk of a beating,” says NYU professor Jonathan Haidt.

Duke Professor’s 1991 Warning about Campus Chaos is Oddly Prophetic

Duke Professor’s 1991 Warning about Campus Chaos is Oddly Prophetic

By exchanging objectivity for the tribal mentality, have universities fallen on their sword and done themselves in years ago without realizing it?

5 Myths about Emotional Intelligence

5 Myths about Emotional Intelligence

IQ isn't the only way to measure smarts. 

Is School Curriculum Preventing Kids from Reading?

Is School Curriculum Preventing Kids from Reading?

A new study from Scholastic gives some revealing information on the state of the nation's reading.
 

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