Education

Why Is School Compulsory?

Why Is School Compulsory?

School has nothing to do with freedom.

5 of the Coolest Biblical Archaeology Finds from 2016

5 of the Coolest Biblical Archaeology Finds from 2016

A few interesting discoveries you may have missed this year.

Shakespeare the Scapegoat: Sacrificing the Bard on an Altar of Ignorance

Shakespeare the Scapegoat: Sacrificing the Bard on an Altar of Ignorance

Ivy League students removed a hallway portrait of William Shakespeare (too white) and replaced it with a photo of black lesbian activist.

A Tribute to Robert Leo Hulseman, Inventor of the Red Solo Cup

A Tribute to Robert Leo Hulseman, Inventor of the Red Solo Cup

He didn't have a Wikipedia page, but Hulseman created an efficient, inexpensive product used by hundreds of millions (and he employed thousand more).

13 Badass Facts About Teddy Roosevelt

13 Badass Facts About Teddy Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th U.S. president, was more than the man behind the Panama Canal and the inspiration for the teddy bear.

Yes, We’re Getting Dumber. But Why?

Yes, We’re Getting Dumber. But Why?

A former teacher offers a reason which we rarely hear.

The Most Influential Scientist You Never Heard Of (Probably)

The Most Influential Scientist You Never Heard Of (Probably)

His belief in the unity of the cosmos had far-reaching implications for understanding humanity.

Are you smart enough to ace this mini SAT?

Are you smart enough to ace this mini SAT?

We all know tests don't define us. Except when we get a high score. Then they define the sh*t out of us. 

The Reason Barack Obama Failed

The Reason Barack Obama Failed

Despite his intelligence, erudition, earnestness, and public-relations genius, Obama failed  to address the driving concern of Americans.

5 Suspensions From 2016 That Show a Common-Sense Deficiency in Our Schools

5 Suspensions From 2016 That Show a Common-Sense Deficiency in Our Schools

The rise of zero-tolerance discipline policies in schools has resulted in suspensions for … interesting incidents. 2016 was no exception.

Physician: American Children ‘Immersed in a Culture of Disrespect’

Physician: American Children ‘Immersed in a Culture of Disrespect’

"Then Kyle replied, ‘Shut up, mom. You don’t know what you’re talking about.’ ... Kyle is 10 years old."

Univ. Suspends Law Prof. For Wearing Blackface Costume

Univ. Suspends Law Prof. For Wearing Blackface Costume

The violation and its resulting impact on students in the law school outweighed free speech protections, the provost said.

Education in America Before the Education System

Education in America Before the Education System

Literacy and basic mathematical skills were nearly universal in America before the creation of our current system.

George Orwell's Review of Mein Kampf

George Orwell's Review of Mein Kampf

While working as a journalist during the Second World War, Orwell penned a review of Hitler’s Mein Kampf. 

Why Millions of Millennials Are Living in ‘Bad Faith’

Why Millions of Millennials Are Living in ‘Bad Faith’

According to Jean-Paul Sartre, someone who lives in bad faith treats themselves as an object, not as an autonomous or freely choosing agent.

Trump Says Torture 'Works' – But What Does the Science Say?

Trump Says Torture 'Works' – But What Does the Science Say?

Torture can be defined in many ways but it is always intentional and concerns inflicting psychological or physical pain to gain information.

How Can Children Believe that Santa Claus Exists?

How Can Children Believe that Santa Claus Exists?

Research shows that 83 percent of five-year-olds think that Santa Claus is real. Why?

Why I’ll Never Own a Cat (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)

Why I’ll Never Own a Cat (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)

Unless you like brain parasites that cause subtle sex-specific changes in your personality. 

Scholar: U.S. Schools Producing the 'Dumbest Generation' Ever

Scholar: U.S. Schools Producing the 'Dumbest Generation' Ever

"The existing K-12 school system (including most charters and private schools) has been transformed into a knowledge-free zone."

Why Wandering Minds Are Unhappy Minds

Why Wandering Minds Are Unhappy Minds

A pair of Harvard researchers found that humans spend nearly half their time thinking about something other than what they’re doing.

When Rudolph Meets Beowulf

When Rudolph Meets Beowulf

Here is what the modern Christmas ditty looks like in heroic Anglo-Saxon metre.

Study: Children of ‘Authoritative Parents’ Are Smarter with Money
School Cancels ‘A Christmas Carol’ After Triggered Parents Complain
Why We Shouldn't Need Liberal Arts Colleges

Why We Shouldn't Need Liberal Arts Colleges

The liberal arts should be taken care of in high school.

What if teenagers can’t even read?

What if teenagers can’t even read?

A teacher’s letter to the editor will send chills down your spine. 

Study Explains Best Way to Bond with Kids While Reading

Study Explains Best Way to Bond with Kids While Reading

For many years now, my family has always tried to make some time over the holidays to sit down together and read old Christmas stories.

Prof: Why My University Shutdown My Website and Blog

Prof: Why My University Shutdown My Website and Blog

College administrators often believe they have authority to suppress speech when an authors’ expressions get controversial. But is it good policy?

Latin: The ‘5 for the Price of 1’ Language?

Latin: The ‘5 for the Price of 1’ Language?

What students are missing by not learning Latin.

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