Education

'Miss Virginia' Depicts the Education Dilemma of Many Lower-Income Families

'Miss Virginia' Depicts the Education Dilemma of Many Lower-Income Families

Miss Virginia is a can't miss movie about a mother's struggle to ensure her child has a chance at a decent education.

Why We Need Local Newspapers to Protect the Common Good

Why We Need Local Newspapers to Protect the Common Good

Local reporting is a critical service provided by small-town newspapers, and we might all benefit if we worked to keep these publications alive.

Five Key Exchanges From the Supreme Court in Religious School Case

Five Key Exchanges From the Supreme Court in Religious School Case

The Blaine Amendment might be struck down by the Supreme Court, allowing parents to use school vouchers to send their kids to religious schools.

Children Under Siege in the Digital Age

Children Under Siege in the Digital Age

Millions of children today are raised, by default, to be slaves to group-think, addicted to endorphins released from a digital device, burdened with neural pathways so obliterated that nary a logical thought might pass from brain to lips…

Moral Education From Birmingham Jail

Moral Education From Birmingham Jail

“Letter from a Birmingham Jail” rests on a basis that most modern people, especially the educated, reject.

Could the Bible Return to American Public Education?

Could the Bible Return to American Public Education?

The United States has a long history of children reading the Bible in schools, a practice once again up for public debate. Could it return to schools in the near future?

'We' Should Not Regulate Homeschooling

'We' Should Not Regulate Homeschooling

An NPR story aired last week with the headline, “How Should We Regulate Homeschooling?” Short answer: “We” shouldn’t.

Should “They” Really Be the Word of the Decade?

Should “They” Really Be the Word of the Decade?

The American Dialect Society said some interesting things about the English language, but most folks outside of gender studies departments wouldn't agree with them.

What the Founders Actually Thought About Slavery

What the Founders Actually Thought About Slavery

Pete Buttigieg and The New York Times seem intent on re-framing America's history to make progress seem inevitable, and to depict its founders as the worst people in history.

Washington Post Concedes That Government Spending on Education Has Increased, Not Decreased

Washington Post Concedes That Government Spending on Education Has Increased, Not Decreased

Total government spending per pupil has almost doubled from 1980 to today, and that fact triggered a major correction by The Washington Post.

Five Ways Chess Makes You a Better Law Student and Lawyer

Five Ways Chess Makes You a Better Law Student and Lawyer

Playing chess is a powerful way to exercise the same logic muscles that lawyers rely on in their work.

Why America's Founders Didn't Want a Democracy

Why America's Founders Didn't Want a Democracy

Many modern politicians are decrying a loss of democracy in America, but America's founders never intended for it to be a democracy.

What’s So Wrong With Using Plain Ol’ English?

What’s So Wrong With Using Plain Ol’ English?

Once in a while, someone has to stand up for the common usage of the English language, and against the academic double speak we're slipping into.

Students’ Test Scores Unchanged After Decades of Federal Intervention in Education

Students’ Test Scores Unchanged After Decades of Federal Intervention in Education

The efforts of the federal government to improve education have had dismal results which only harm American students.

Rose Wilder Lane: Pioneer of Educational Freedom

Rose Wilder Lane: Pioneer of Educational Freedom

The daughter of Laura Ingalls and Almanzo Wilder, baby Rose, grew up to become an outspoken critic of Roosevelt’s New Deal, Social Security, and other government programs she felt disempowered individuals and gave greater authority to the state.

More Evidence Emerges That Federal Government Is Funding Worthless College Degrees

More Evidence Emerges That Federal Government Is Funding Worthless College Degrees

For many people college degrees simply aren't worth the price of tuition, so we need to be more transparent about this cost/benefit analysis.

Why We Need to Take Education Back to Past Practices

Why We Need to Take Education Back to Past Practices

Everyone is trying to figure out how we make progress and fix the American education system. Maybe we need to be looking backward rather than forward.

Forever Free: The Importance of Literacy

Forever Free: The Importance of Literacy

One way to get people to stop reading books is to fail to teach them to read proficiently.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly From Our Nation’s Report Card

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly From Our Nation’s Report Card

The national results of education testing are in, and it's a decidedly mixed bag, especially with how much we spend per pupil.

The School Funding Inequity Farce

The School Funding Inequity Farce

Presidential candidates and the media claim that school districts with many minority students are underfunded, but they ignore a major source of funding.

‘My Privacy Is Being Invaded’: High School Girl Reacts to New Transgender Bathroom Policy

‘My Privacy Is Being Invaded’: High School Girl Reacts to New Transgender Bathroom Policy

Transgender students new unrestricted access to locker rooms and restrooms is "a great policy, unfortunately, it's not everything we want" according to one trans student.

Education Is Not About Your 'Lived Reality'

Education Is Not About Your 'Lived Reality'

Education is not about political influence, but about responsible freedom through a well-developed mind. 

The Secular Religion of Socialism

The Secular Religion of Socialism

Socialism is more than political. It's a secular religion. 

Why Do Teachers Make Us Read Old Books?

Why Do Teachers Make Us Read Old Books?

There are a lot of books out there. Why is it important for students to read older books when there is so much new material available?

Back Row Kids: Dignity, Work, and the Vision of Williamson College

Back Row Kids: Dignity, Work, and the Vision of Williamson College

Lifting our neighbors out of poverty may begin with providing structures to provide dignified work. 

Inoculating Our Children Against Socialism

Inoculating Our Children Against Socialism

We need to better educate our children about the dangerous of socialism. Here are 10 suggestions for kick starting that learning.

A Time of Deceit: Can Freedom of Speech Endure?

A Time of Deceit: Can Freedom of Speech Endure?

Is truth-telling, or even attempting that arduous task, becoming a vanishingly rare pursuit in America?

Socialism All About Inclusivity and Kindness, These Students Say

Socialism All About Inclusivity and Kindness, These Students Say

Many college students seem to hold very rosy and optimistic views of socialism. It seems a realist on this issue is rare indeed.

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