Annie Holmquist

Annie Holmquist

Senior Writer

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Annie is a senior writer with Intellectual Takeout. In her role, she assists with website content production and social media messaging.  

Annie received a B.A. in Biblical Studies from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. She also brings 20+ years of experience as a music educator and a volunteer teacher – particularly with inner city children – to the table in her research and writing. 

In her spare time Annie enjoys the outdoors, gardening, reading, and events with family and friends.

Recent blog posts by this author

How Sensitivity Killed Common Sense

If you were to name one quality which has come to be highly sought after and demanded in today’s world, what would it be?  For my money, I would say that sensitivity fits the bill. As such, a white person who chooses to wear hoop earrings or...

Why U.S. Schools Don’t Produce Adults

One of the hallmarks of modern America is the tendency toward prolonged childhood. While it used to be the norm to enter the adult working world by one’s mid-to-late teens, students now extend their preparation for career well into their twenties (...

Who is Winning the Gender War: Boys or Girls?

Recent headlines have made much to-do over the gains – or setbacks – of transgender students. With this focus, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s happening with the two original genders: boys and girls. For many years, we’ve been told that it is...

Are Huge Schools Sucking the Life Out of Our Kids?

I’ve been fascinated with the concept of the one-room school ever since I watched television episodes of Little House on the Prairie in my preschool years. Admittedly, my early fascination stemmed from the romanticism of wanting to be like Laura...

Survey: Parents are Clueless about the Poor Education Their Children are Receiving

There’s a longstanding mystery when it comes to the relationship between America’s schools and the parents who send their children to them. Evidences of this mystery have been apparent in a running Gallup poll which asks Americans to rate public...

Millennial Dog Moms Now Refusing to Vaccinate

Every now and then, I come across an article that causes me to have a “Wait, is this satire?” moment. Those moments have always ended with a laugh and the realization that yes, said article is indeed a joke. Until today, that is. The article...

Why Americans Are Such Suckers for Propaganda

To many Americans, high school seems like a normal part of life. To not attend is unheard of; to fail to graduate is a death sentence for one’s future. But what we often forget is that the modern high school is a relatively new concept. As Paul...

Why Kids Today Show Adults So Little Respect

In a recent article for The Washington Post, author Meredith Hale shares some rather humiliating experiences she recently endured at the hands of her daughter’s 8-year-old friends. The first was being ordered to eat an old, crusty fragment of bagel...

Are Race, Class, and Gender Tainting Our View of History?

A popular trend in recent months has been the removal of the names and monuments of those who supported slavery in America’s past. Such removal is undoubtedly driven by tense race relations, with some wanting to soothe their “white guilt” over past...

Harvard Prof: Why You Shouldn’t Try to Be Your Child’s ‘Friend’

In recent years, it has become quite popular for parents to treat their children as near equals. Near equals, as in the children call the shots and the parents cater to their beck and call. The reason for this is that many parents see their...

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