Education

Why One College is Making Cooking Class Mandatory for Chemistry Students

Why One College is Making Cooking Class Mandatory for Chemistry Students

Can a lack of cooking knowledge and skills hinder development in other areas?

Falling IQ Scores Suggest We’re Getting Dumber. Can We Reverse Course?
School Security Is Now a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry. Is There a Better Way to Protect Children?

School Security Is Now a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry. Is There a Better Way to Protect Children?

U.S. taxpayers spend nearly $700 billion each year on K-12 public schooling and that eye-popping sum shows no sign of slowing.

Mr. Rogers: Responsible for the Entitlement Culture?

Mr. Rogers: Responsible for the Entitlement Culture?

Can millennials blame Mr. Rogers for leading them astray?

The Seven Deadly Sins of Networking

The Seven Deadly Sins of Networking

Play the long-game with networking, and you’ll have a better experience doing it.

Why are Parents Now Paying Children to Get Dressed?

Why are Parents Now Paying Children to Get Dressed?

Have we gone overboard on the entitlement-attitude toward chores?

Castro's Revolution on Its 60th Anniversary

Castro's Revolution on Its 60th Anniversary

Castro's Communist regime has often been praised for improving literacy and health care in Cuba. 60 years of statistics paint a different picture.

New Year's Eve: Marxism-Lennonism Revisited

New Year's Eve: Marxism-Lennonism Revisited

John Lennon's "Imagine" will be played again at the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration. For many baby boomers, this song is the new national anthem.

What a Woman

What a Woman

If you are looking for a New Year's Day read, then look no further than Camille Pagilia's  Provocations.  

Teacher: Stroking Egos Does Nothing for Students. Raising Expectations Does.

Teacher: Stroking Egos Does Nothing for Students. Raising Expectations Does.

Self-confidence comes not by somebody “giving” it to a student. That method quickly fails. Instead, self-confidence results when the person knows they got better at something.

Why (Most) Right-Wing Intellectuals Hate Trump

Why (Most) Right-Wing Intellectuals Hate Trump

A lot of conservative intellectuals hate Donald Trump. The late Harvard philosopher Robert Nozick's insights help explain this. 

Three Dangerous Philosophical Novels

Three Dangerous Philosophical Novels

More reading suggestions for the serious reader.  

Guess What, Guys? Now You Can Have Periods, Too!

Guess What, Guys? Now You Can Have Periods, Too!

At least that's what they're about to teach in one British school district.

Saying Goodbye to the Scouts

Saying Goodbye to the Scouts

There are a number of things that killed scouting.

Is Everything Old Bad?

Is Everything Old Bad?

The recent questioning of the minimum presidential age raises the issue.

School Bans Designer Coats in Order to 'Poverty Proof' Campus

School Bans Designer Coats in Order to 'Poverty Proof' Campus

“Poverty proofing” is all the rage in the UK as educators have become concerned that lower-income students are facing too much social stigma from their peers in public schools.

A Perfect Solution to the Statue-Toppling Problem

A Perfect Solution to the Statue-Toppling Problem

Schools ought to teach history, not protest it.

How School Districts Weaponize Child Protection Services Against Uncooperative Parents

How School Districts Weaponize Child Protection Services Against Uncooperative Parents

Parents are increasingly required to obey, to conform to a school’s demands even if they believe such orders may not be appropriate for their child.

What the Fake History of Guns Can Teach Us

What the Fake History of Guns Can Teach Us

Emory University history professor Michael Bellesiles published the book Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture. Only it wasn't as academic as it was first thought.

How Working Moms Are Discovering They Can Homeschool

How Working Moms Are Discovering They Can Homeschool

"I would love to homeschool my kids, but I have to work.”

Schools Banning Parents from Lunchtime Visits

Schools Banning Parents from Lunchtime Visits

As a parent, you should wonder: What are the schools trying to hide?

Pediatricians Offer 3 Simple Guidelines for Toy-Buying Parents

Pediatricians Offer 3 Simple Guidelines for Toy-Buying Parents

How can we ensure that the children in our lives receive toys they actually use, enjoy, and are beneficial for them as well?

Jane Austen Forever!

Jane Austen Forever!

Jane Austen describes a world of highly regulated social behavior in which roles and intentions were more clearly communicated than they are tody.  Nevertheless, Jane Austen's world is filled with people struggling with the same weaknesses we struggle with today. 

Our Ignorance of Socialism Is Dangerous

Our Ignorance of Socialism Is Dangerous

Are Americans who admire the world’s most brutal regimes miseducated or stupid?

When It Comes to Children's Books, It's Time to Put the Propaganda Away

When It Comes to Children's Books, It's Time to Put the Propaganda Away

Put the propaganda aside. There is a right way to familiarize students with important social issues through real literature.

Harvard Study Shows the Dangers of Early School Enrollment

Harvard Study Shows the Dangers of Early School Enrollment

Instead of recognizing that schooling is the problem, we blame the kids.

How Every Parent Can Combat Rising Teen Depression

How Every Parent Can Combat Rising Teen Depression

A poem from 18th century writer William Cowper sheds some light.

A Case for Dropping out of College

A Case for Dropping out of College

Samuel Knoche thinks that he can get a good a college education on YouTube for free. He is probably right about the education part. But there are more reasons to go to college.  

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