Education

The College Textbook Racket

The College Textbook Racket

Harvard economist Greg Mankiw has banked an estimated $42 million for his textbook 'Principles of Economics,' reports say.

Can States Secede from the United States?

Can States Secede from the United States?

History sheds some light on the question. 

The Virtues of Learning to Sew

The Virtues of Learning to Sew

I want to keep my kids connected to their past, and I find a great way to do this is passing on the sewing skills my grandmothers taught me.

Would Students Benefit From More Hands-On Learning?

Would Students Benefit From More Hands-On Learning?

Some schools are teaching beekeeping... and children are learning many many different skills in the process.

Why Do People Sleepwalk?

Why Do People Sleepwalk?

Sleepwalking is on the rise, researchers say. Why do some enter into such a potentially harmful state during sleep?

Legislation Would Reintroduce the Bible to Public Schools

Legislation Would Reintroduce the Bible to Public Schools

In removing the Bible from the classroom, did America cut off several generations from a main source of cultural literacy?

Why Aren't More Schools Teaching Students How to Balance a Checkbook?

Why Aren't More Schools Teaching Students How to Balance a Checkbook?

Would more schools be wise to carve out a little time to teach these important “adulting” skills before kids graduate and move on to college?

Let Little Boys Play Like Little Boys

Let Little Boys Play Like Little Boys

Are we shaming them for their interest in masculinity?

Oregon High School Discovers Hidden Benefits in Shop Class

Oregon High School Discovers Hidden Benefits in Shop Class

The success of this shop class experiment brings to light some key aspects of education that we’ve forgotten in today’s schools.

School Reform is Missing a Key Ingredient

School Reform is Missing a Key Ingredient

Incorporating real-world work and giving more individualized instruction is a great start, but is it enough?

Joe Biden’s New Job at Penn is a Mystery

Joe Biden’s New Job at Penn is a Mystery

Penn students hoping to see the former VP in the classroom appear to be out of luck. 

Two Branches of Government Are All We Have Left, Scholar Says

Two Branches of Government Are All We Have Left, Scholar Says

The days of three independent branches of government are long gone, says a former Harvard teacher. 

1 in 5 Can’t Name an Author, New Survey Finds

1 in 5 Can’t Name an Author, New Survey Finds

The decline of knowledge has progressed even more than we realize...
 

What If Grocery Stores Worked Like Public Schools?

What If Grocery Stores Worked Like Public Schools?

One of the most important things to consider when buying a house is the quality of the grocery district.

Selling Higher Education Is Much Sleazier Than Selling Used Cars

Selling Higher Education Is Much Sleazier Than Selling Used Cars

Confessions of a former college admissions official: "My job left me feeling sleazy at times."

Are Pre-K Advocates Overlooking Its Problems?

Are Pre-K Advocates Overlooking Its Problems?

The evidence for preschool isn't as rosy as it appears.

College Sex Assault Investigations Are Scary

College Sex Assault Investigations Are Scary

The Title IX stories are disturbing. 

Why Schools Need to Go Back to the Basics of Writing

Why Schools Need to Go Back to the Basics of Writing

Is it time to get rid of feelings-based writing instruction?
 

How Historical Illiteracy Fuels Political Polarization

How Historical Illiteracy Fuels Political Polarization

Greater knowledge of the past would help improve America’s public discourse.

Anti-Homework Trend: Freeing Kids from a Culture of Dependency?

Anti-Homework Trend: Freeing Kids from a Culture of Dependency?

Is it possible that the trend away from homework may be one small step away from the culture of dependency we’ve instilled in recent generations?

Philosopher Roger Scruton on 'The Virtue of Irrelevance'

Philosopher Roger Scruton on 'The Virtue of Irrelevance'

According to Scruton, an education who truly respects a child will instill him with the values which have today become irrelevant.

Why So Many College Grads Are Bartenders

Why So Many College Grads Are Bartenders

Welcome to the world of US college academics.

Former Stanford Provost: ‘The Threat from Within’

Former Stanford Provost: ‘The Threat from Within’

John Etchemendy fears most the growing intellectual intolerance on college campuses.

The Death of Outdoor Recess

The Death of Outdoor Recess

The challenge of getting more free play outdoors for kids during the school day goes beyond winter temperatures. 

Does America Still Believe in its Own Ideas?

Does America Still Believe in its Own Ideas?

"There was a time when the West knew what it was about. It did so because it thought about itself—often in freshman Western Civ classes."

Should Homeschoolers Be Allowed to Play Public School Sports?

Should Homeschoolers Be Allowed to Play Public School Sports?

Do we have a bit of a double standard when the commitment to inclusivity is denied to homeschool students?

How Long Does it Take to Form Good Habits?

How Long Does it Take to Form Good Habits?

Aristotle said rituals define who we are. But a recent study shows new habits are not easily formed.

4 Questions Every Intelligent Reader Should Ask

4 Questions Every Intelligent Reader Should Ask

Most Americans aren't smart readers. Here's how to tell if you are.

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