Education

Americans Don’t Read… and That’s Affecting Our Elections

Americans Don’t Read… and That’s Affecting Our Elections

"How can any Man judge, unless his Mind has been opened and enlarged by Reading?" - John Adams

New Report: Teacher Evaluation Systems Still Not Removing Bad Teachers

New Report: Teacher Evaluation Systems Still Not Removing Bad Teachers

Would a more local system of education solve this problem?

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective LEARNERS

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective LEARNERS

According to science, when many people think they’re learning, they’re really not.

What Black Lives Matter Should Protest

What Black Lives Matter Should Protest

The group wants a teacher fired now, maybe it should change its focus.

How the Islamic State is Using Schools to Indoctrinate Children

How the Islamic State is Using Schools to Indoctrinate Children

All education has a purpose, some purposes are worse than others, though. 

The True Culprit behind Standardized Tests

The True Culprit behind Standardized Tests

Standardized tests are only the symptom, not the source of the problem.

Does Homework Still Have Value?

Does Homework Still Have Value?

Contrary to what a recent Salon article claimed, homework apparently does still have value.

A Parent’s Secret Weapon for Finding Good Children’s Literature

A Parent’s Secret Weapon for Finding Good Children’s Literature

For many busy parents and teachers, it’s hard to know which books are both worthwhile and enjoyable for children to read.

Apprenticeships Are Not a Sign of Failure

Apprenticeships Are Not a Sign of Failure

There’s a clear message given to almost every high school student these days: go to college or you’ll be a failure.

Erasmus’ Beautiful Advice to a Student in 1497

Erasmus’ Beautiful Advice to a Student in 1497

For those who wish to be scholars, these 14 pieces of advice are just as relevant today. 

School Curriculum According to Ben Franklin

School Curriculum According to Ben Franklin

Would today’s students be better equipped for life if today’s schools implemented Franklin’s education plan?

New Poll Suggests Reading Strengthens Family Relationships

New Poll Suggests Reading Strengthens Family Relationships

It might also give your child a shot at a six-figure income!
 

Should Advanced Math Be Optional?

Should Advanced Math Be Optional?

For most people, is advanced math pretty useless in their lives?

Education as if Truth Mattered

Education as if Truth Mattered

Great men write great books because of the Great Books that they’ve read.

Economics Education is Returning to Schools

Economics Education is Returning to Schools

Some American schools are recognizing students’ financial literacy problem and are setting out to remedy it.

Did U.S. Schools Just Use Poverty as an Excuse for Poor Performance?

Did U.S. Schools Just Use Poverty as an Excuse for Poor Performance?

Impoverished nations like Vietnam do better than the U.S.
 

Notre Dame Prof: Our Schools Are Committing ‘Civilizational Suicide’

Notre Dame Prof: Our Schools Are Committing ‘Civilizational Suicide’

According to Patrick Deneen, modern students' ignorance is the education system's "crowning achievement".

Are Zero-Tolerance Policies Hurting the Good Kids?

Are Zero-Tolerance Policies Hurting the Good Kids?

Alyssa Drescher is learning the answer to that question the hard way.

Now Schools are Testing Students on Their Emotional Skills?!?

Now Schools are Testing Students on Their Emotional Skills?!?

According to an expert on emotional skills, all attempts to measure them "suck".

Diversity vs. Academic Excellence

Diversity vs. Academic Excellence

It’s tough to have both as the University of Minnesota seems to be experiencing. 

Why Knowing the Past is Important

Why Knowing the Past is Important

Only 12% of high school seniors are considered proficient in U.S. History by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. 

The 5 Essentials of a Good Teacher

The 5 Essentials of a Good Teacher

Given the increasingly bureaucratic nature of education, do you think it’s difficult for teachers to obtain and cultivate these five essentials today?

 

Colleges Are Planning on Coddling Freshmen (More Than They Already Do)

Colleges Are Planning on Coddling Freshmen (More Than They Already Do)

Apparently, colleges are having a hard time keeping students and graduating them.

New Study: Private School Students Ahead of Their Public School Peers by Two Years

New Study: Private School Students Ahead of Their Public School Peers by Two Years

...even after adjusting for background differences.
 

Australia Discovers that Its Homeschool Students are Far Above Average

Australia Discovers that Its Homeschool Students are Far Above Average

A parliamentary enquiry showed that homeschoolers scored 70 points higher on national assessments.

New Report: Preschool Benefits Not Supported by Evidence

New Report: Preschool Benefits Not Supported by Evidence

Would it be wise to wait before we spend millions of dollars on the alleged preschool panacea?

4 Ways Parents Can Encourage Their Children to Read Good Books

4 Ways Parents Can Encourage Their Children to Read Good Books

Directing children to worthwhile reading material requires more than picking up a book and handing it to them.

Wow… Only 28% of Parents Require Their Children to do Chores

Wow… Only 28% of Parents Require Their Children to do Chores

Are parents missing a great chance to give their children a successful start in life?

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