Education

New Study Suggests High School Curriculum is Dumbed Down

New Study Suggests High School Curriculum is Dumbed Down

Evidence that high school kids can handle a more rigorous curriculum?

Can Grammar Be Racist? The University of Washington Thinks So

Can Grammar Be Racist? The University of Washington Thinks So

To combat this perceived racism they promise to “emphasize the importance of rhetorical situations over grammatical ‘correctness.’”

Should Students Be Punished for Recording their Professors?

Should Students Be Punished for Recording their Professors?

Should we be punishing victims who expose professors who abuse their positions of authority?

Mark Cuban Predicts the No. 1 Job Skill in 10 Years

Mark Cuban Predicts the No. 1 Job Skill in 10 Years

In the coming "automation of automation", many programmers and engineers may find themselves jobless.

White Males are Getting Trounced (See Chart)

White Males are Getting Trounced (See Chart)

Is it time we stop acting like the white male is a privileged species that needs to be taken down a peg or two?

Is Patriotism Irrational?

Is Patriotism Irrational?

Trump has vowed to promote patriotism in America's schools.  

Presidents Day: How We Got Such a Lame Holiday

Presidents Day: How We Got Such a Lame Holiday

When Nixon signed a law in 1971, the day was still officially known as “Washington's Birthday,” but the shift to Presidents Day didn't take long.

8 Reasons You Should NOT Read Great Books

8 Reasons You Should NOT Read Great Books

This professor's list may or may not soothe your book-illiterate conscience...

College Illiteracy is Growing

College Illiteracy is Growing

Nearly half of professors say students are not prepared for college.

Why is ‘Person of Color’ Good and ‘Colored Person’ Bad?
Students in Turkey Value Free Speech Way More than American Students

Students in Turkey Value Free Speech Way More than American Students

Why do young people embrace rights not specifically spelled out in the Constitution, but reject the one to which they are given free recourse?  

Respectful Children So Rare that Restaurant Owner Gives Them a Discount

Respectful Children So Rare that Restaurant Owner Gives Them a Discount

Many of today’s children seem to have a lack of respect for others, a fact which becomes particularly apparent in their poor behavior in public.

‘Native American’: The Surprising Source of the Term

‘Native American’: The Surprising Source of the Term

'Who are the [real] Native Americans? Do they not wear the breechclout and carry the tomahawk? ' 

Are Senators Who Attended Elite Schools Blind to the Plight of American Parents?
Who Was St. Valentine and Why is February 14 a Romantic Holiday?

Who Was St. Valentine and Why is February 14 a Romantic Holiday?

The history of the Saint Valentine (176-273 A.D.) is hazy and legends vary.

Gender-Affirming Bathroom Policies ‘Quackery,’ Medical Experts Say

Gender-Affirming Bathroom Policies ‘Quackery,’ Medical Experts Say

Medical experts speak out against supporting transitions for transgender children.

20 Life Experiences Every Child Should Have

20 Life Experiences Every Child Should Have

Would we see a stronger generation of adults if parents let their children navigate the school of hard knocks a little more often?

Tennessee Admits One Third of High School Grads Didn’t Complete Their Coursework

Tennessee Admits One Third of High School Grads Didn’t Complete Their Coursework

Such a discovery is alarming, but it’s even more disturbing to hear where these deficiencies occur, namely, history and foreign language....

Rational Discourse: Has Relativism Caused Its Decline?

Rational Discourse: Has Relativism Caused Its Decline?

Would we see less anger, frustration, and ostracism on college campuses and in America at large if we returned to a more objective view of truth?

'Anti-Civics' Being Taught in U.S. Colleges, NAS Report says

'Anti-Civics' Being Taught in U.S. Colleges, NAS Report says

Instead of teaching civics, universities are training social justice warriors. 

Teacher: Busy Work is Killing Love for Reading

Teacher: Busy Work is Killing Love for Reading

Miller’s observation is plain and simple common sense.

Diversity Can Inhibit Learning and Cognitive Growth, Study Says

Diversity Can Inhibit Learning and Cognitive Growth, Study Says

A new study published in the Journal of Higher Education challenges diversity’s vaunted status. 

Entire Homeschooling Family Kidnapped by the State

Entire Homeschooling Family Kidnapped by the State

Harris spent time researching homeschooling, which she ultimately decided was the best direction for her family. Unfortunately, the state disagreed.

Why We Should Stop Drugging Our Kids

Why We Should Stop Drugging Our Kids

Rather than suppressing our kids’ natural behavior with powerful medications, maybe we need to learn to suppress our own.

The FDA Carefully Manipulates the News You Receive

The FDA Carefully Manipulates the News You Receive

Politics is not the only place to look for 'fake news".

Jacques Barzun Observations on Culture and Decline

Jacques Barzun Observations on Culture and Decline

Reflections from one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century.

Judge Sentences Teens to Read Books to Pay for Crimes

Judge Sentences Teens to Read Books to Pay for Crimes

Until kids start learning to read and think for themselves, they'll simply be swept up in the emotional and uncontrolled trends in society.

Campuses Should Resist Canceling Controversial Speakers

Campuses Should Resist Canceling Controversial Speakers

College officials who cave to demands to cancel controversial speakers do a disservice to their student bodies.

 

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