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Would Math Scores Improve if Schools Taught Logic?

Would Math Scores Improve if Schools Taught Logic?

"Math is simply a matter of stating the terms of your argument and then defending those statements using logic."

Bullying Video Goes Viral Days after U.S. City Votes to Fine Parents for Child Bullying

Bullying Video Goes Viral Days after U.S. City Votes to Fine Parents for Child Bullying

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/teenage-girl-punched-kicked-stamped-7897534#DetxT1O6oT8WphvA.97The video, shot in the UK, is sickening. But is fining parents the answer to bullying?

Is too much 'stuff' affecting our ability to be content?

Is too much 'stuff' affecting our ability to be content?

Before we complain about how much children cost, shouldn't we examine how many unnecessary things we have?

The Key Thing That Differentiates Ancient and Modern Schoolteachers

The Key Thing That Differentiates Ancient and Modern Schoolteachers

In recent years, America’s schools have attempted to train teachers of the highest quality.

3 ‘Bad Loves’: When Freud and Christian Theology Actually Agree

3 ‘Bad Loves’: When Freud and Christian Theology Actually Agree

Christian theology and Freud identify three types of ‘bad love’—and they’re pretty much everywhere in our culture.  

Ben Franklin on the Value of Rational Debate

Ben Franklin on the Value of Rational Debate

In comparison to the rational debate fostered by Franklin and his fellows, is our debate all too often irrational?

Why are Colleges Banning 'Any Product that Looks like a Cigarette'

Why are Colleges Banning 'Any Product that Looks like a Cigarette'

Vaping 'culture' is the latest moral panic in higher education. 

Audrey Hepburn on Life under Nazi Occupation

Audrey Hepburn on Life under Nazi Occupation

"It’s worse than you could ever imagine.” 

Childless Women Now Want ‘Me-ternity’ Leave?!?

Childless Women Now Want ‘Me-ternity’ Leave?!?

The reasoning behind the “meternity” is that women get burned out easier than men and need some time away from the office.

Why feminists hate Lord of the Rings

Why feminists hate Lord of the Rings

"...it has been my nightmare that J.R.R. Tolkien would turn out to be the most influential writer of the twentieth century." 

Is 'More Diversity' Really the Answer to Racial Problems?

Is 'More Diversity' Really the Answer to Racial Problems?

The San Francisco PD wants to 'diversity its officers' in response to racist text messages.

Children Help Adults to Grow Up

Children Help Adults to Grow Up

Consequently, an absence of children in society will also lead increasingly to an absence of grown-ups. 

Is there a Measurable Benefit to Public Art?

Is there a Measurable Benefit to Public Art?

A three-year report offers fresh insight. 

Prof’s CV of Failures Goes Viral (and Why That’s a Good Thing)

Prof’s CV of Failures Goes Viral (and Why That’s a Good Thing)

It turns out that creating a visible record of failures is an effective way to teach an important life lesson. 

'I’m Smarter than Everyone Else' Disease

'I’m Smarter than Everyone Else' Disease

The illness can take several forms and it often benefits the well-connected at the expense of everyone else.

Chesterton on the ‘New Rebel’

Chesterton on the ‘New Rebel’

The modern man rebels against everything.

Does ‘Damaged Masculinity’ Explain the Surge in Gun Sales?

Does ‘Damaged Masculinity’ Explain the Surge in Gun Sales?

Are Americans buying more guns so they can feel powerful and in control again?    

Can You Pass An Eighth Grade Arithmetic Test from 1908?

Can You Pass An Eighth Grade Arithmetic Test from 1908?

These make the NAEP 8th grade sample questions look like a piece of cake.

If you care about your cause, don’t do this.

If you care about your cause, don’t do this.

There was a “triggering” UMass College

The Moment of Conception is Marked (Literally) by Fireworks. Just Watch

The Moment of Conception is Marked (Literally) by Fireworks. Just Watch

A burst of light marks the moment when human sperm meets an egg. 

Should U.S. Schools Encourage a ‘Gap Year’?

Should U.S. Schools Encourage a ‘Gap Year’?

There might be more benefits to taking a year off between high school and college than we realize.
 

Psychologist on the Breakdown of Discourse: ‘I’m a Liberal Professor and My Liberal Students Scare Me’

Psychologist on the Breakdown of Discourse: ‘I’m a Liberal Professor and My Liberal Students Scare Me’

In a debate at NYU, Jonathan Haidt discussed the roots of intolerance across college campuses.

C.S. Lewis’ Uncanny Foresight on the Decline of Education

C.S. Lewis’ Uncanny Foresight on the Decline of Education

"We may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when I’m as good as you has fully had its way."

10 Ways to Avoid Picky Eater Syndrome

10 Ways to Avoid Picky Eater Syndrome

For many parents, the most traumatic family battles are fought at the very place which should be a place of harmony and connection: the dinner table.

10 Habits That Might Be Killing Your Child’s Interest in Reading

10 Habits That Might Be Killing Your Child’s Interest in Reading

1. Make sure you put a television set and a computer in every room. (Don’t forget the kitchen!)

Why European Children Are Less Noisy Than American Children

Why European Children Are Less Noisy Than American Children

Europeans and Americans treat public places very differently. 

Black Students Fake Hate

Black Students Fake Hate

The university had reportedly been suffering from racial tensions. 

Should Children Have Rights?

Should Children Have Rights?

Is there a way to give children rights without raising them to be ill-behaved little terrors?

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