Education

Are Pre-K Advocates Overlooking Its Problems?

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

College Sex Assault Investigations Are Scary

The Title IX stories are disturbing. 

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

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

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'

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

Welcome to the world of US college academics.

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Former Stanford Provost: ‘The Threat from Within’

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

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?

"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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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)

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?

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

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

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

College Illiteracy is Growing

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

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

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

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

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.

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