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Today’s Man Bites Dog Story: Public School Teacher Takes On Unions

Rebecca Friedrichs had a rude awakening as a young student teacher. Concerned about the physically abusive teacher in the class next door, she asked her own master teacher what they should do about the abuse.

Phrase of the Day: Nostalgie de la Boue

Something to keep in mind as you watch the news.

How is Liberty Lost?

Is the fault in our government or in ourselves?

Today’s Schools Are Passing Kids Even When They Fail

Are schools increasingly passing students on to the next grade despite poor performance in class?

Is Our Education System Putting Our Country At Risk?

It has been 32 years since the Reagan administration document shocked the nation.

Check Out David Foster Wallace's Course Syllabus

Would you have taken this course?

Is It Okay to Bribe Your Kids?

According to this philosopher, yes.

Cursive: Easier Than We’ve Been Led to Believe?

According to TIME magazine, Shrewsbury is on a mission to instruct cursive-illiterate adults how quickly and easily they can overcome the cursive barrier in their lives.

I’m Tired of Celebrating “Teachers”

The latest Key & Peele sketch “TeachingCenter” is still going viral.

Was Your High School English Class Better than Your Grandma’s?

My grandmother passed away a few months ago. While looking through her belongings, I discovered several scrapbooks from her school days in the 1930s and 40s.

Walter Palmer: Scapegoat?

Many people are confused why more vitriol is being directed toward Walter Palmer, the killer of Cecil the Lion, than toward Planned Parenthood. There may be something deeper at work.

Cecil the Lion Named for Racist, Imperialist

If you know anything about the colonization of Africa in the 1800s, you might be wondering about where “Cecil the Lion” got his name.

Men and Women: Equal but not the Same?

Those of us born after the sexual revolution of the 1960s have been raised to believe that there is no inherent difference between men and women.

Mythbusters Star Argues That Schools Should Bring Back Shop Class

American students could probably use some hands-on learning.

A Haunting Line About How Civilizations Fall

You may remember it from the beginning of Mel Gibson’s film Apocalypto.

George Washington University Removing SAT/ACT Requirement

In high school, you were a voracious reader, had argumentation and writing skills superior to most of your classmates, and received good grades. But your standardized test scores were mediocre at best, and they hurt your college applications.

There’s Not a Googol of Anything in the Universe

File this under the “whodathunk?” category…

Check Out This White Privilege Survey Administered to Teachers

Check Out This White Privilege Survey Administered to Teachers

Here is a white privilege survey that was administered to teachers in the St. Paul Public Schools district (MN) by Pacific Educational Group—a consultant for many public school districts around the country.

As If Tuition Wasn't Bad Enough...

It was my first course in college. Nervous and uncertain about how to navigate this new world, I examined the class syllabus, called the college bookstore, and ordered the required textbook for my course.

Not a Fan of the Term 'White Privilege'?

Here are 7 possible reasons why.

Is American Education Missing This Important Component?

Perhaps, then, the solution to our educational woes is not the new, up-and-coming curriculum that every school is following, nor an increased emphasis on testing, nor the latest and greatest tech devices. Perhaps students just need truth.

Who Was Right: Orwell or Huxley?

Neil Postman’s 'Amusing Ourselves to Death' compares the dystopian visions of George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World....

Among the Ruins of Carthage

No strong power endures forever.

High School History Lessons: 1936 vs. Today

The differences between the two texts certainly give cause to be on the lookout for further contrasts between today’s history books and the ones which educated our grandparents.

Rome Abandoning Roman Numerals

The barbarian conquest continues.

Why are we so understanding towards the crimes of Communism?

Why are we so understanding towards the crimes of Communism?

Have the crimes of Communism been forgotten?

If You Want to Do Something Creative…

The overwhelming majority of creative people have a routine that they religiously adhere to, regardless of whether they happen to feel inspired.