Education

Hello, Norma Jean. Goodbye great books

Hello, Norma Jean. Goodbye great books

How universities are making light of culture.

4 Reasons Why This Teacher Now Supports Homeschooling

4 Reasons Why This Teacher Now Supports Homeschooling

"If every student in my classroom were a radio, my home-schooled student was the one whose switch was turned on.”

‘Peter Rabbit’ vs. ‘Polar Bear’s Underwear’: The Revenge of the Classics

‘Peter Rabbit’ vs. ‘Polar Bear’s Underwear’: The Revenge of the Classics

Do children really need books about zombies or a polar bear’s missing underwear?

Many New Toys Leave No Room for Imagination

Many New Toys Leave No Room for Imagination

“Imagination does not stir at the suggestion of the feeble, much-diluted stuff that is too often put into children’s hands.”

New Study: Parenting More Effective than Ritalin for ADHD

New Study: Parenting More Effective than Ritalin for ADHD

Children who went through "behavior modification" treatment saw significant benefits.

The Real Reason Why We Should Read

The Real Reason Why We Should Read

Words of wisdom from Sir Francis Bacon.

Colleges Are Eagerly Accepting Homeschooled Kids

Colleges Are Eagerly Accepting Homeschooled Kids

What socialization critics never expected...

What’s Really Causing So Many School Suspensions

What’s Really Causing So Many School Suspensions

The answer shouldn't surprise us.

Children Should Learn about TANSTAAFL

Children Should Learn about TANSTAAFL

...and they probably won't learn about it in school.

You Can’t Separate ‘Critical Thinking’ and Good Writing

You Can’t Separate ‘Critical Thinking’ and Good Writing

3 ways to foster good thinking and clear writing in today's students.

NPR Questions Bernie Sanders’ Free College Plan

NPR Questions Bernie Sanders’ Free College Plan

It sounds great, but what's the catch?

How Air Combat Changed Roald Dahl

How Air Combat Changed Roald Dahl

Did you know the famous author was a fighter pilot in World War II?

A Trump-esque President in a Catholic University?

A Trump-esque President in a Catholic University?

Newman's style has garnered comparisons with Donald Trump.

Teachers Fed Up with Undisciplined Students

Teachers Fed Up with Undisciplined Students

An increasing number of teachers are reluctant to encourage others to follow their footsteps.

3 Reasons Why Antonin Scalia Was a Great Writer

3 Reasons Why Antonin Scalia Was a Great Writer

Considering that only 27% of American students are proficient in writing, would American students benefit from learning from some of his writing secrets? 

Tradition with Incredible Track Record Predicts the GOP Nominee
How Financial Knowledge was Taught in 1889

How Financial Knowledge was Taught in 1889

Try to do these problems without a calculator.... 

College Students Love Civic Engagement, But Hate Free Speech
T.S. Eliot on Early Childhood Education

T.S. Eliot on Early Childhood Education

We're in a Catch-22 when it comes to parenting and education.

C.S. Lewis on “The Essential Evil” of Schools

C.S. Lewis on “The Essential Evil” of Schools

It might resonate with some of you. 

When Books Die, All at Once

When Books Die, All at Once

Never has the stock market soared higher nor the supply of affordable books been cheaper. Lucky or cursed, let us examine the latter–about which T.S. Eliot asks a great question but falls short in his reply.

Should Schools Teach More Financial Literacy?

Should Schools Teach More Financial Literacy?

"Nearly a third of young people… say they are too scared to look at their bank balance."

More Evidence That Kids Just Need to Move?

More Evidence That Kids Just Need to Move?

A new study shows that more physical activity increases math scores.

Brave New World: Do you remember this theme?

Brave New World: Do you remember this theme?

It's not all sex and soma in Aldous Huxley's dystopia. 

Preschool Isn’t Giving Kids Enough Time to PLAY

Preschool Isn’t Giving Kids Enough Time to PLAY

Our kids are failing at preschool and preschool is failing our kids.

Why Aren't Apprenticeships More Popular?

Why Aren't Apprenticeships More Popular?

While it’s true that apprenticeships are growing in popularity, there’s still something holding them back from becoming mainstream.

5 Pieces of Education Advice from the 15th Century

5 Pieces of Education Advice from the 15th Century

#5. Teach students to become independent learners.

Even Math can be Biased

Even Math can be Biased

It can’t be said enough, there is no value-neutral education. 

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