Annie Holmquist

Annie Holmquist

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Annie is a research associate 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

Why Do We Encourage Gender Specific Clothes for Transgender Kids, but Gender Neutral Clothes for Straight Kids?

For years, fashion industries have been trying to tell us what we should and should not wear. Hence, when the fashion industry decides it must market clothes that are PC, it stands to reason that the masses have no choice but to follow suit and...

Civil Discourse Seems to be at an All-time Low. Why?

In an age where partisanship reigns supreme, there seems to be one issue on which members of both the Left and Right agree, namely, the declining presence of civil discourse. Nowhere was this more apparent than in a recent townhall style meeting...

How Adults Can Discover What Schools Are Really Teaching Kids

Homeschoolers are no strangers to questions concerning their decision to educate their children at home. Such a choice opens them up to inquiries on everything from their qualifications to whether their children will be socially well-adjusted....

University Prof: Freshman Class Achieves 100 Percent Failure Rate on Diagnostic Test

Americans are increasingly haunted by the fear that their schools are dumbing down lessons. This fear intensifies when “college-ready” students enroll in higher education and realize they’re not equipped to keep up with its academic demands. But...

Homeschool Mom Receives Visit from the State Over Field Trip

The Great Solar Eclipse of 2017 was met with a variety of responses by schools across the country. Some announced they would close for the day for fear that the children under their care would accidentally look at the sun and encounter eye damage....

The Reason So Many Kids Can’t Finish College

Many students are heading back to school and hitting the books in hopes of earning that precious piece of paper known as a college degree. But according to The Los Angeles Times, the many students who earned a high school degree from Los Angeles...

Why You Shouldn’t Worry if Your Child Can’t Read by Age Eight

Not long ago, comedian Crystal Lowery posted a Facebook status about her personal life. The post had to do with decisions she and her husband had made regarding their young son, and began as follows: “I’m not teaching my 5-year-old how to read...

Should Parents Give Expensive Gifts to Children?

Over at The Guardian, fashion columnist Hadley Freeman has penned an interesting piece on the rise of designer children’s clothing. Designer wear kids’ clothes, Freeman notes, seem to have gained popularity in recent years, particularly given the...

Professors Implore Students: ‘Think for Yourselves’!

It’s telling of our times when Americans have to be told to do the simplest of tasks. It’s also telling when they have to be told how to do that same task. Such is the case with a back to school memo recently released by professors from Princeton...

What Plato Teaches about Taylor Swift’s Music

In case you’ve been under a rock recently and didn’t hear, Taylor Swift is set to release a new album. According to social media and other venues, the song she released as a sneak preview for the album entitled "Reputation" was met with mixed...

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