Daniel Lattier

Daniel Lattier

Vice President

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Dan is the Vice President of Intellectual Takeout. He received his B.A. in Philosophy and Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas (MN), and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can find his academic work at Academia.edu.

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Greece (and the West) As It Used to Be

As the rest of the world watches Greece crumble under crippling debt, it might be worth looking at Greece as it used to be. In Portrait of a Greek Mountain Village, anthropologist Juliet du Boulay offers a glimpse of how rural Greek people (and...

What Today's Supreme Court Ruling Could Mean For Schools

The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that citizens have a constitutional right to same-sex marriages. It goes without saying that the decision will have a broad-reaching societal impact, and could very well impact schools. How? As the New...

What Does an Education System with “Tracks” Look Like?

The United States is increasingly criticized for having a “one-size-fits-all” public education system. In this system, students of varying abilities, talents, and desires are provided with a similar curriculum through high school and are prepared...

Oxford Students Can't Write Either

Writing ability has gone to pot in America. The latest statistics show that only 25% of students are proficient in writing. Most papers that college professors and high school teachers receive from students lack a clear thesis, correct...

Education is Not Magic

Americans have traditionally expected more of education than it was capable of delivering by itself. In recent decades, many have looked to education as the means of solving poverty, inequality, and a number of other woes that plague our society. Of...

Scholars Protest New AP U.S. History Standards

This week, an impressive list of scholars across the nation published a letter opposing the new framework for the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) exam in U.S. History. You can read the full letter here. As you may know, millions of U...

Should Schools Move to a Year-Round Calendar?

At the end of another school year, questions predictably arise about the continued value of a long summer break. On the side of maintaining the traditional summer break side are arguments that it’s good for family bonding, that students simply...

Technology Makes Bad Schools Worse

Believe it or not, this message comes from a technology expert. In this morning’s Washington Post, Kentaro Toyama, a University of Michigan computer science professor and fellow at MIT, offers an honest reflection on his...

3 Social Factors That Led To America’s Education System

If you want to gauge the future of the American education system, you have to understand its beginnings. When it comes to education, Americans are all Massachusettsans at heart. In the 1830s, the state of Massachusetts led the charge for the...

Education Then and Now

If you want to positively impact the future, you must have a thorough knowledge of the past. One of the most interesting books that I've read in the past year is Henri Marrou’s A History of Education in Antiquity. It’s considered...

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