Education

Gregory Watson: The C Student Who Amended the Constitution

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

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

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

Professor: Relativism Destroying Our Esteem for Education

A case for ditching relativism and returning to absolutes?

Not Everyone Can Handle the Truth

Not Everyone Can Handle the Truth

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

New Poll Shows a Frightening Percentage of Americans Can’t Name a Single Supreme Court Justice (See Graph)
Scholars Defend Free Speech from 'Dogmatism and Groupthink'

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

These School Districts Stopped Disciplining Students, and Chaos Ensued

And students are recognizing this... Big Time.

Is California Intentionally Making Bad Schools Appear Good?

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: 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

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

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

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.

‘Recess Coaches’ are Being Hired by Schools to Manage How Kids Play

‘Recess Coaches’ are Being Hired by Schools to Manage How Kids Play

"Children no longer play because we have taken from them the opportunity and, I’ll insist, even the capacity to play."

How Shakespeare Helped this Australian School Top All Others

How Shakespeare Helped this Australian School Top All Others

We don’t see much of this kind of instruction in today’s schools.

New York to Nix Literacy Tests for Teachers because too many Minorities Are Failing

New York to Nix Literacy Tests for Teachers because too many Minorities Are Failing

Shouldn’t we be more concerned with putting knowledgeable teachers in a classroom than whether or not schools measure up on the diversity threshold?

When Equal Access Means Zero Access for All

When Equal Access Means Zero Access for All

Once the government gets involved in a scuffle, everybody loses.

School ‘Too Easy’ for a Surprising Number of Students, Study Finds (See Chart)

School ‘Too Easy’ for a Surprising Number of Students, Study Finds (See Chart)

Is it time to realize that a “fair and equitable” education system might be holding our nation’s best and brightest from accomplishing great things?

Mother Scolded by School for Slice of Cake in Child's Lunch

Mother Scolded by School for Slice of Cake in Child's Lunch

The rapid rise in unelected “experts” telling parents how they should raise, feed and educate their children is alarming.

Berkeley Removes 20k Online Videos to Comply with Nutty DOJ Order

Berkeley Removes 20k Online Videos to Comply with Nutty DOJ Order

The Department of Justice put itself in the role of “the Handicapper General” from the satirical and dystopian science fiction story Harrison Bergeron.

Children Prefer Reading Books on Paper, Not Screens

Children Prefer Reading Books on Paper, Not Screens

Why do we think children prefer reading on screens versus paper?

Apprenticeships Offering Students a New Way Forward

Apprenticeships Offering Students a New Way Forward

Let’s face it: not many young Americans – nor their parents – have $100,000 to throw at four years of college.

Homeschooler Edith Fuller Becomes Youngest Qualifier of National Spelling Bee

Homeschooler Edith Fuller Becomes Youngest Qualifier of National Spelling Bee

Would we see more Ediths rise to the surface if our education system placed greater emphasis on incorporating the family into learning?

Republicans Introduce Federal School Voucher Program

Republicans Introduce Federal School Voucher Program

It would provide parents with funds for private schools and homeschooling.

Hoop Earrings No Longer Politically Correct for White Girls

Hoop Earrings No Longer Politically Correct for White Girls

"White Girl, take off your hoop earrings!!!" was recently written on a free speech wall at Pitzer College.

Middlebury Riot Shows the Veneer of Our Civilization is Thin

Middlebury Riot Shows the Veneer of Our Civilization is Thin

Video of the ugly scene in the lecture hall at Middlebury College has emerged.

Do Top Spending States Get Better Educational Results?

Do Top Spending States Get Better Educational Results?

Is it the case that every low-spending state performs better than those who dish out more money?

Which States Spend the Most Per Student?

Which States Spend the Most Per Student?

Compared to a generation ago, the cost per pupil is a bit staggering.

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