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Maybe teachers need a blacksnake whip?

Maybe teachers need a blacksnake whip?

As another teacher is beat up on video, ‘Farmer Boy’ comes to mind. 

Is the Education System Producing 'Mercenaries'?

Is the Education System Producing 'Mercenaries'?

A mercenary is defined as a person who does something merely for the sake of money or some other reward.

Good News: The Popularity of Apprenticeship is Spreading

Good News: The Popularity of Apprenticeship is Spreading

Are white collar industries growing tired of the poorly educated students which come out of college?

…And Now the U.S. Ranks Dead Last in Problem-Solving Tech-Skills

…And Now the U.S. Ranks Dead Last in Problem-Solving Tech-Skills

Is there hope for righting the ship?

Ignored: Poor Whites

Ignored: Poor Whites

The numbers are staggering.

Why Millennials Should Learn to Cook

Why Millennials Should Learn to Cook

Nothing can replace a home-cooked meal, even if you’re only making it for yourself.

Are We Misdiagnosing Immaturity as ADHD?

Are We Misdiagnosing Immaturity as ADHD?

Perhaps pills shouldn't be the go-to panacea.

Here’s the original ‘Two Minutes Hate’

Here’s the original ‘Two Minutes Hate’

1984 eerily reminds one of today’s social media induced ejaculations of anger. 

Husband and wife split the chores? Divorce is more likely.

Husband and wife split the chores? Divorce is more likely.

Norwegian Study: Marriages are stronger with traditional arrangements. 

Tocqueville Sure Pegged the 2016 Election Right…

Tocqueville Sure Pegged the 2016 Election Right…

"By this system the people shake off their state of dependence just long enough to select their master, and then relapse into it again."

Why is it always Canada?

Why is it always Canada?

People reveal a lot about their biases by where they choose to go if Trump wins.

A Paper on Feminizing Glaciers?!? Academia is Broken
Americans Don’t Read… and That’s Affecting Our Elections

Americans Don’t Read… and That’s Affecting Our Elections

"How can any Man judge, unless his Mind has been opened and enlarged by Reading?" - John Adams

Should you retreat from the public square?

Should you retreat from the public square?

More and more people are opting out of civic engagement. It's a big mistake.

Has the Breakdown of the Family Influenced Dating Habits?

Has the Breakdown of the Family Influenced Dating Habits?

The proportion of people who met their spouses through family has dramatically declined.

What Black Lives Matter Should Protest

What Black Lives Matter Should Protest

The group wants a teacher fired now, maybe it should change its focus.

How the Islamic State is Using Schools to Indoctrinate Children

How the Islamic State is Using Schools to Indoctrinate Children

All education has a purpose, some purposes are worse than others, though. 

Are Suburbs a Form of Escapism?

Are Suburbs a Form of Escapism?

Suburban life tends to get a bad rap these days, but is some of it justified? 

The Difficulty of Being

The Difficulty of Being

It’s hard to just sit with no phone, TV, or distractions.

Millennials Aren’t Kidding About Their Declining Income

Millennials Aren’t Kidding About Their Declining Income

"Pensioners by comparison have seen income soar."

Plato's Problem with Loving Yourself

Plato's Problem with Loving Yourself

For the lover is blinded about the beloved...

BBC Headline: ‘Teaching migrants how to behave’

BBC Headline: ‘Teaching migrants how to behave’

That says a lot about the culture clash. 

61% of Americans believe Immigration Jeopardizes the Country?

61% of Americans believe Immigration Jeopardizes the Country?

That’s what Bloomberg is reporting.  

Beware the Sombreros of March

Beware the Sombreros of March

Some students at Bowdoin College decided to throw a "fiesta". Administrators have called it "ethnic stereotyping" and an "act of bias".

Is the Stand-By-Your-Man Attitude Increasingly a Thing of the Past?

Is the Stand-By-Your-Man Attitude Increasingly a Thing of the Past?

Nancy Reagan had it, but will it die with her?

Is 'Speed Reading' For Real?

Is 'Speed Reading' For Real?

When I was a boy, 'speed reading' was all the rage among the adults I knew.

A Parent’s Secret Weapon for Finding Good Children’s Literature

A Parent’s Secret Weapon for Finding Good Children’s Literature

For many busy parents and teachers, it’s hard to know which books are both worthwhile and enjoyable for children to read.

Apprenticeships Are Not a Sign of Failure

Apprenticeships Are Not a Sign of Failure

There’s a clear message given to almost every high school student these days: go to college or you’ll be a failure.

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