Education

The State Department's Entire Senior Level of Management Just Resigned

The State Department's Entire Senior Level of Management Just Resigned

Did Rex Tillerson’s job just get much harder? Or easier?

Is Schooling a Public Good?

Is Schooling a Public Good?

A public good, according to the economic definition, must satisfy two conditions.

Harvard Article from 1863 Offers 3 Simple Rules for Reading

Harvard Article from 1863 Offers 3 Simple Rules for Reading

We all know how important reading is. It benefits relationships, builds language development, and even lengthens one’s life.

Love or Hate the Term ‘Snowflake’? Thank 'Fight Club'

Love or Hate the Term ‘Snowflake’? Thank 'Fight Club'

It comes directly from Chuck Palahniuk’s book, on which David Fincher’s 1997 film is based. 

How Students ‘Ghost’ Through Online Degree Programs

How Students ‘Ghost’ Through Online Degree Programs

Cheating in online courses is a big problem but a fixable one. But do colleges actually want to address the cheating?

Progressive Columnist: Riots Are Hurting Our Cause

Progressive Columnist: Riots Are Hurting Our Cause

New York magazine writer Jonathan Chait points to studies that show rioting makes America more conservative.

It’s called the Executive Branch

It’s called the Executive Branch

Stop panicking about the “gag order” or “censorship” of federal agencies like the EPA. 

Are Colleges Discriminating Against Homeschoolers?

Are Colleges Discriminating Against Homeschoolers?

Homeschool kids do better on tests and in college... so why are some colleges making them jump through extra hoops in order to apply?

Is Respect Vanishing from Society?

Is Respect Vanishing from Society?

By focusing so much on respect for the self, have we lost focus of the respect we owe to individuals, places, and events?

Business Prodigy: College ‘Biggest Regret in Life’

Business Prodigy: College ‘Biggest Regret in Life’

College failed to teach him an entrepreneur’s ‘greatest asset,’ he says.

Most People Today Want to be Propagandized

Most People Today Want to be Propagandized

For propaganda to be effective, it requires submissive subjects.

The 4 Horsemen of the Philosophical Apocalypse

The 4 Horsemen of the Philosophical Apocalypse

Robert Maynard Hutchins said that these "four horsemen" had produced "chaos" in Western education.

Study: Immaturity Being Mislabeled as ‘Mental Disorder’

Study: Immaturity Being Mislabeled as ‘Mental Disorder’

American psychiatrist Allen Frances suggests that while some ADHD cases are legitimate, others are not.

Betsy DeVos' Secret (and Paradoxical) Weapon

Betsy DeVos' Secret (and Paradoxical) Weapon

The Education Secretary nominee doesn’t have an advanced degree or a wealth of professional education experience—and that could help her succeed.

Students Arrested for Sharing Copies of U.S. Constitution

Students Arrested for Sharing Copies of U.S. Constitution

We live in an Alice-in-Wonderland world...

The Oldest Rhetorical Trick in the Book

The Oldest Rhetorical Trick in the Book

It's time we got beyond this commonly employed logical fallacy.

PolitiFact Flubs Betsy DeVos Fact-Check

PolitiFact Flubs Betsy DeVos Fact-Check

PolitiFact claimed the '‘clear and convincing’ standard is used in criminal trials.”  It's not.

Betsy DeVos' Support for Due Process on Campuses Draws Attack

Betsy DeVos' Support for Due Process on Campuses Draws Attack

Critics are riled that the Education Secretary nominee supports an organization opposed to mandates that undermine due process on college campuses.

How Teachers Are Doing Violence to Books

How Teachers Are Doing Violence to Books

These categories end up being imposed on just about every piece of literature that today's students read. 

Professor: The Perks of One-Room Schools

Professor: The Perks of One-Room Schools

Do we have the intellectual honesty and courage to admit that some of the past’s ideas might still be beneficial?

8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

Nearly two thousand years ago, a well-known philosopher laid out the characteristics that make up a rational person. 

British Study Explains What Public Schools Can Learn From Private Ones

British Study Explains What Public Schools Can Learn From Private Ones

It's something we probably overlook all too often.

Benjamin Franklin’s 4 Steps to Becoming a Great Writer

Benjamin Franklin’s 4 Steps to Becoming a Great Writer

How did Franklin get to be such a prolific, proficient, and admirable author? The answer is simple...

High School Apprenticeships: A New Path to Prosperity

High School Apprenticeships: A New Path to Prosperity

A high school apprenticeship program in North Carolina shows we might be going at higher education the wrong way.

Are You Unconsciously Racist?

Are You Unconsciously Racist?

The problem with implicit bias tests.

Is There a Way to Stop America’s Minds from Closing?

Is There a Way to Stop America’s Minds from Closing?

If we want our children to have a better education than we had will we have to train our children to educate themselves?

'Classical Education' Today Isn't Very Classical

'Classical Education' Today Isn't Very Classical

Most people still view classical education as merely a nostalgic throwback to the past.

Humans are Intensely Loyal to Groups that Haze Newcomers. Why?

Humans are Intensely Loyal to Groups that Haze Newcomers. Why?

Hazing practices have a deep history and cross-cultural universality.

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