Annie Holmquist's Blog

Annie Holmquist's Blog

Is School Curriculum Preventing Kids from Reading?

Is School Curriculum Preventing Kids from Reading?

A new study from Scholastic gives some revealing information on the state of the nation's reading.
 

‘Adulting’ School is Great – If It Happens in Elementary School

‘Adulting’ School is Great – If It Happens in Elementary School

Do schools need to go back to teaching basics like cooking to ensure that kids have the tools and responsibility to succeed in the real world?

The Main Trait That Sets Vocational Students Apart From College Kids

The Main Trait That Sets Vocational Students Apart From College Kids

Those who pursue the vocational path aren't dumb; they often possess the very traits employers are looking for.

Does College Chaos Increase When Schools Fail to Teach this One Subject?

Does College Chaos Increase When Schools Fail to Teach this One Subject?

Over the weekend, The Washington Post brought an interesting West Virginia school fight to the forefront.

Oxford Prof: PC Culture is Encouraging Greater Racism

Oxford Prof: PC Culture is Encouraging Greater Racism

Oxford has now declared it racist to “avoid making eye contact” with others or asking an individual “where they are ‘originally’ from."

This 1890 Australian Homework Book Puts Today’s Students to Shame

This 1890 Australian Homework Book Puts Today’s Students to Shame

Was the owner a "clever child," or were education standards much more rigorous a century ago?

Are We Focusing Too Much on Gender Discrimination?

Are We Focusing Too Much on Gender Discrimination?

The emotional quest for gender equality may be hurting, not helping, the female cause.

What’s So Wrong with Melania Trump Dressing Like a Lady?

What’s So Wrong with Melania Trump Dressing Like a Lady?

The pink, formal, ladylike dress Melania wore to the Easter Egg Roll didn't meet with everyone's approval.

College Libraries are Purging Book Collections. Are They Discarding Thought as Well?

College Libraries are Purging Book Collections. Are They Discarding Thought as Well?

Some campus libraries are removing thousands of titles to make room for more digital study spaces, meeting areas, and even nap pods.

Did Respect Go Out the Door When We Abandoned ‘Mr.’ and ‘Mrs.’? (See Chart)

Did Respect Go Out the Door When We Abandoned ‘Mr.’ and ‘Mrs.’? (See Chart)

Do titles like Mr. and Miss set up boundaries which encourage greater respect for the individual?