Annie Holmquist

Annie Holmquist

Senior Writer

E-mail

Annie is a senior writer for 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

Thomas Paine: School Choice Supporter?

We hear a lot these days about giving parents the right to choose the school or education which best fits their child’s needs, even if that school is a private institution. But is school choice only a modern idea, dreamed up solely by the...

More Companies Recognizing That College Degrees are Unnecessary

Due to the rising costs of college, some American students are beginning to wonder if a college degree is really worth it. But many students trod the college path anyway, fearing that employers won’t glance at their resume without a B.A. ...

Medical Doctor: 3 Ways to Avoid Raising Disrespectful Brats

If you’ve noticed an increase in children’s disrespect for parents and other adults lately, you’re not alone. Dr. Leonard Sax has particularly experienced this problem in his medical practice. In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Dr. Sax...

Study: Girls Show Achievement Gains In Single-Sex Schools

These days, it’s rare to see a single-sex school in the United States. Sure, there might be an elite, private girls or boys-only school here or there, but many have fallen out of favor as concern over gender equality has increased. But as a new...

Failure to Teach Cursive is Becoming a ‘Security Issue’

While volunteering in a program for inner city children this past weekend, I was charged to work with a little girl who seemed to be around 9 or 10 years-old. We quietly worked side by side for a few minutes, each making a copy of the day’s writing...

Is Hillary’s Feminism Hurting Her Campaign?

In a recent article for Salon Magazine, Democrat social critic Camille Paglia suggests that Hillary Clinton’s inability to gain popularity with the male electorate may be the result of her particular brand of feminism: “As a career woman,...

You Can Judge a School by Its Book List

How can parents determine where their child will learn the most and become a well-rounded and knowledgeable citizen? Writing in the early 20th century, British educator and author Charlotte Mason left us with a simple and sound answer to this...

Long-lost Beatrix Potter Tale Uncovered

My relationship with Beatrix Potter goes way back. I got to know her in second grade when the school English curriculum took me through her famous stories one by one. Although finding the definitions for the vocabulary words and answering the...

Does Dress Affect our Behavior?

The Brits traditionally have a reputation for being prim and proper in any occasion. But apparently, that reputation has gone by the wayside – so much so, that British parents are regularly showing up to their children’s school events looking like...

The PC Culture Has Thrown Common Sense Out the Classroom Door

You know the PC culture has gone too far when schoolchildren are prohibited from being good or doing good to others. Unfortunately, recent news has offered two prime examples of such behavior. The first incident occurred when a Minnesota high...

Pages