Education

Is it Unconstitutional for Unions to Force Teachers to Pay Dues?

Is it Unconstitutional for Unions to Force Teachers to Pay Dues?

Perhaps it's time to pass fairness on to our teachers.

Teaching Children Manners: Is It Still Worth the Effort?

Teaching Children Manners: Is It Still Worth the Effort?

Sixty-one percent of parents say they don't have time.

Textbook Exec: "I Hate Kids"... Common Core "All About the Money"

Textbook Exec: "I Hate Kids"... Common Core "All About the Money"

Apparently, the man behind the ACORN sting videos is now set on taking down a new foe: the Common Core Standards.

College Enrollment is Decreasing… Is That a Good Thing?

College Enrollment is Decreasing… Is That a Good Thing?

Declining college enrollment could be a sign that people are entering into the workforce sooner. 

Medical Journal: Talking Toys are No Substitute for A Parent

Medical Journal: Talking Toys are No Substitute for A Parent

Time for parents to slow down and invest time and conversation in their little ones?

Are Computers Contributing to the Decline of Writing Skills?

Are Computers Contributing to the Decline of Writing Skills?

Writing proficiency scores declined when students wrote essays with computers rather than pencil and paper.
 

British Educator: Student Success Comes from “Quiet, sensible, matter-of-fact parents”
Do LGBT kids need school choice?

Do LGBT kids need school choice?

A private school for LGBT kids is opening in Atlanta, but tuition is $13k.

Study: It’s Not Your Imagination, Modern Kindergarten is More Demanding

Study: It’s Not Your Imagination, Modern Kindergarten is More Demanding

Are we setting them up for academic burnout and failure?

Ben Franklin’s 3 Tips for People Actually Interested in Rational Debate

Ben Franklin’s 3 Tips for People Actually Interested in Rational Debate

Public discourse might be more civil if we followed Franklin's example.

Academic Writing is Becoming a Caricature of Itself

Academic Writing is Becoming a Caricature of Itself

In no other time in history have so many professors written so much that is unintelligible.

1st Century Historian: Education is “The One and Essential Thing”

1st Century Historian: Education is “The One and Essential Thing”

According to Plutarch, knowledge is the only thing that can't be taken from you. 

Could Students Today Pass the 1919 SAT Exam?

Could Students Today Pass the 1919 SAT Exam?

Passing requires these 3 characteristics.
 

Doctor: Overstimulation May Be Causing ADHD

Doctor: Overstimulation May Be Causing ADHD

Are American adults aiding and abetting the rapid rise in ADHD?

This Family’s 7 Kids All Enrolled in College by Age 12?!?
Chesterton and the Meaning of Education

Chesterton and the Meaning of Education

Chesterton thought we now had a “standardization by a low standard,” a dumbing-down of standards to a lowest-common denominator of prescribed mediocrity.

This great inventor only had 5 years of formal schooling

This great inventor only had 5 years of formal schooling

Would he have achieved as much in today’s education settings? 

What American Education Has in Common with the Dark Ages

What American Education Has in Common with the Dark Ages

4 characteristics of a decline in education in the 6th century...

University Embarrassed by Typo

University Embarrassed by Typo

Typos either reveal the inability to spell or the need to slow down.

A Job Listing That Confirms Our Fears about Americans

A Job Listing That Confirms Our Fears about Americans

Knowledgeable readers are a dying breed...

Mass communication promotes mass conformity

Mass communication promotes mass conformity

Being aware of what's happening is the first step to regaining our intellectual independence.

The Pushback Against Preschool

The Pushback Against Preschool

Would more parents be better off simply conducting “preschool” at home?

Teenagers: They can achieve so much more

Teenagers: They can achieve so much more

We need an education system that helps teens reach their full potential.

Used Bookstores Experiencing a Revival

Used Bookstores Experiencing a Revival

It’s encouraging to hear that there are still some folks who are seeking to feed their minds and expand their thinking.

Neuroscientist: U.S. High Schools Are Too Boring for Students

Neuroscientist: U.S. High Schools Are Too Boring for Students

Adolescent brains are primed for learning, but U.S. high schools aren't taking advantage of the opportunity.

Homeschooling on the Rise Both in the U.S. and Elsewhere

Homeschooling on the Rise Both in the U.S. and Elsewhere

Given the state of the public schools, such a dramatic flight shouldn't be a surprise.

10 Quotes from the Education System's Most Infamous Critic

10 Quotes from the Education System's Most Infamous Critic

He's the former New York State Teacher of the Year.

Wow! This College's Curriculum is VERY Impressive!

Wow! This College's Curriculum is VERY Impressive!

If you’re going to focus on the liberal arts in college, you might as well do it right.

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