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Professor: Today’s Students Can’t Even Crack an Egg

Professor: Today’s Students Can’t Even Crack an Egg

Is the decline of basic skills knowledge driving the stagnation in schools?

Is Anyone Else Confused About the Hijab?

Is Anyone Else Confused About the Hijab?

People can’t seem to figure out if the hijab should be celebrated as a symbol of diversity or condemned as a symbol of female oppression.

Is it Time to Scrap the SAT and ACT?

Is it Time to Scrap the SAT and ACT?

If developing virtue in our young people is the basic purpose of education, then the most important test they take should reflect that purpose.

Should Female Chess Champions Be Forced to Wear a Hijab?

Should Female Chess Champions Be Forced to Wear a Hijab?

They'll have to at the 2017 chess championship in Iran.

Student Officially Changes Personal Pronoun to ‘His Majesty’

Student Officially Changes Personal Pronoun to ‘His Majesty’

"‘I henceforth shall be referred to as: 'His Majesty, Grant Strobl.'"

How Coffee Drinking Helped Advance Women's Rights

How Coffee Drinking Helped Advance Women's Rights

The coffee house was one of the earliest public institutions in Europe, but women weren't always welcome.

5 Reasons Millennials Don’t Want Kids

5 Reasons Millennials Don’t Want Kids

Are their reasons persuasive?

Prof: Kids are Not Learning Anything

Prof: Kids are Not Learning Anything

British professor Dennis Hayes believes that there is one thing that can transform education.
 

Political Correctness: Word Police Want More Than Your Words

Political Correctness: Word Police Want More Than Your Words

Controlling language was not the ultimate goal of Newspeak in Orwell’s universe.

Man Wearing Trump Hat Beaten By Mob in California

Man Wearing Trump Hat Beaten By Mob in California

Watch a man wearing a a "Make American Great Again" hat get cornered, beaten, and chased by a mob.

We're Being Trained NOT To See

We're Being Trained NOT To See

For all our seeing, it seems to me that in some ways we’re trained not to see.

15 Frederick Douglass Quotes Worth Reading

15 Frederick Douglass Quotes Worth Reading

Wisdom from one of America's greatest orators and writers, who rose from the shackles of slavery.

How Emotionalism is Slowly Replacing Rationalism

How Emotionalism is Slowly Replacing Rationalism

Jane Austen's Marianne Dashwood is a perfect example of today's society, whose every action seems to hinge on an emotional outbreak.  

How Last Night's Debate Proved the Dumbing Down of America is Real

How Last Night's Debate Proved the Dumbing Down of America is Real

Like many Americans, I tuned in last night to catch part of the first presidential debate.

Serious Debate Isn’t Possible on Television
How the Internet Fuels America's Underground Sex Trade

How the Internet Fuels America's Underground Sex Trade

Academic researchers interviewed 71 pimps and found out how they hide in plain sight. 

Should People Still Be Free to Argue That Homosexuality is ‘Wrong’?

Should People Still Be Free to Argue That Homosexuality is ‘Wrong’?

A famous Christian philosopher got into trouble this weekend for doing just that.

The Reason America Fell in Love With Zombies Again

The Reason America Fell in Love With Zombies Again

A look back in history at apocalyptic literature reveals some of the same trends that have made zombie apocalypses so popular today.

Should Parents Stop Paying for Their Kid’s College?

Should Parents Stop Paying for Their Kid’s College?

Kids might be more equipped to face adulthood if they did.

Thomas Jefferson’s 3 Tips for the Presidential Debate

Thomas Jefferson’s 3 Tips for the Presidential Debate

Hillary and The Donald aren't the only ones who stand to benefit from these tips.

How Rome Described Their Barbarians

How Rome Described Their Barbarians

A famous description of barbarians suggests modern parallels.

Media Bury Police Officer’s Race in Charlotte Shooting

Media Bury Police Officer’s Race in Charlotte Shooting

The NYT mentioned George Zimmerman's race in the first paragraph of Trayvon Martin shooting. Brentley Vinson's race is mentioned in the 30th.

Famous Educator: Schools Have Become 'Intellectually Chaotic'

Famous Educator: Schools Have Become 'Intellectually Chaotic'

Most schools have no idea what they're doing when it comes to curriculum.

Is Technology Addiction the New Barbarism?

Is Technology Addiction the New Barbarism?

A series of recent studies highlights how techno-addiction is seeping into the classroom.

What the New Pagans and Christians Have in Common

What the New Pagans and Christians Have in Common

Today is the Fall Equinox, which is being welcomed by some throwback pagan celebrations.

Free Sh*t Matters?

Free Sh*t Matters?

Looting and rioting in Charlotte doesn’t help your cause. 

Being Intelligent Doesn't Require You To Be a Jerk

Being Intelligent Doesn't Require You To Be a Jerk

Intellectual types are usually kind of jerks, right?

How The Internet Is Changing The Way We Live

How The Internet Is Changing The Way We Live

A British academic just came out with a book about it.

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