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Are States Lying About Student Performance?

Are States Lying About Student Performance?

What if those As and Bs on your child's report card don't give a true picture of your child's progress?

The Builders Inspire

The Builders Inspire

Longfellow's beauty is worth your time. 

Oct. 7 Webinar: Character in Education

Oct. 7 Webinar: Character in Education

Three educators will discuss their views and experiences on character education.

Why are Schools Cutting Back on PE?

Why are Schools Cutting Back on PE?

History, it seems, ends up repeating itself. The same thing happened in Ancient Greece.

Employers Can’t Afford NOT to Support Apprenticeships

Employers Can’t Afford NOT to Support Apprenticeships

Has the push to send every kid to college left employers with a low-knowledge and untrained employee pool?

What is wealth?

What is wealth?

It's not what most folks probably think. 

Mike Rowe: “Never Follow Your Passion, But Always Bring it with You”

Mike Rowe: “Never Follow Your Passion, But Always Bring it with You”

Given the fact that only 30% of Americans say they are engaged in their jobs, it would seem that we have handily ignored Mike Rowe’s advice.

Author: Muslim Civilization is Actually in Decline

Author: Muslim Civilization is Actually in Decline

Islamic society is even more fragile than Europe.

Harvard Health: Antidepressant Use up 400% in America

Harvard Health: Antidepressant Use up 400% in America

What’s driving our depression? 

Most Gun Deaths in America are Suicides

Most Gun Deaths in America are Suicides

Almost two-thirds.

Do Government Employees Make More Than You?

Do Government Employees Make More Than You?

One of the most profitable industries in which to be employed? The federal government.

Are Long Distance Commutes Damaging to Families?

Are Long Distance Commutes Damaging to Families?

Many no longer bat an eye over the fact that their commute to the office could take an hour each way.

School Districts Hiring Consultants to Help Kids Play

School Districts Hiring Consultants to Help Kids Play

A growing number of school districts are outsourcing recess duty to Oakland-based company Playworks. 

Kissing the American Dream Goodbye

Kissing the American Dream Goodbye

The American dream has been downsized.

America's Coming Demographic Storm

America's Coming Demographic Storm

The baby boomer retirements have begun.

Should We Be Teaching Philosophy in High School?

Should We Be Teaching Philosophy in High School?

In the U.S., it’s commonly believed that philosophy is too complex for high school students. But in the history of the West, that’s actually a fairly recent notion, and not one universally held. 

Northern States Supported the Right to Defend Yourself

Northern States Supported the Right to Defend Yourself

Contrary to what The Atlantic wants you to think, there was a strong national culture that supported the right to self-defense. 

Welfare Recipients: Better Off Without the Government?

Welfare Recipients: Better Off Without the Government?

America’s system of welfare was once run through “mutual aid societies,” which brought small, local groups of individuals together to help their neighbors with money and other support in times of need.

Woman Fulfills Lifelong Dream of Becoming Blind

Woman Fulfills Lifelong Dream of Becoming Blind

A sympathetic psychologist agreed to put a couple of drops of drain cleaner in each of her eyes. 

Should U.S. Students Get More Exercise and Playtime Like Those in Finland?

Should U.S. Students Get More Exercise and Playtime Like Those in Finland?

Play is a natural desire for kids, after all.

5 Cool Coolidge Quotes

5 Cool Coolidge Quotes

There’s a lot we can learn from our 30th president.

Is critical thinking overrated?

Is critical thinking overrated?

Maybe we need more training in thinking and reflecting, and less in being critical.

Have You Seen the "Bone Church"?

Have You Seen the "Bone Church"?

Marquis de Sade said of it, “I have never seen anything more striking.”

Aaaand Another Study Says Preschool Hurts, Not Helps

Aaaand Another Study Says Preschool Hurts, Not Helps

Is it time to hit the pause button before more states charge ahead to fund preschool for all?

Actress: "Feminism doesn't create equality, it creates separation."

Actress: "Feminism doesn't create equality, it creates separation."

Marion Cotillard recently made several un-PC statements about feminism.

Philosopher: Why a 'Secular Society' is Doomed

Philosopher: Why a 'Secular Society' is Doomed

According to Remi Brague, a secular society cannot last long. 

Sex trafficking and family breakdown, is there a link?

Sex trafficking and family breakdown, is there a link?

On the victim’s side, if I made generalizations, it’s typically a runaway kid, a kid from a dysfunctional home, looking for love...

Poetry: Teaching to Think

Poetry: Teaching to Think

Should schools today incorporate more poetry into the curriculum?

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