“Freedom of the intellect means the freedom to report what one has seen, heard, and felt, and not to be obliged to fabricate imaginary facts and feelings.” - George Orwell
The TV series "The Man in the High Castle" sketches a world in which the Axis powers won World War II.
Asian American students are suing Harvard for racial discrimination. Harvard says it wants its students to reflect America's diversity.
Could children come before tertiary education?
A new survey finds that a third of young voters identify with some form of socialism.
California state lawmakers recently passed a bill forcing restaurants to offer specific beverages to children. Governor Jerry Brown signed the legislation, which passed easily in both the Senate and Assembly, at the end of September.
In a small Dutch elementary school, a teacher sits with her students and asks, “Who here has been in love?” The children giggle, and hands are raised in response. Why is the teacher asking her young students this adult question?
How many do you practice regularly?
Can a society which welcomes diversity find room in its group hug to embrace truth?
Is there any reason whatsoever for adults to tolerate this kind of behavior from our young people?
America wasn’t founded as a democracy to be run by voters acting on their feelings and opinions.
Are homeschoolers the "keepers of the culture"?
Students are up to a challenge... they just don't get the chance.
As the post-Millennial generation starts to leave the nest, growing numbers of professors and employers are noticing something that therapists have been discussing for awhile: this generation is far too fragile.
How do we correct a failing educational system?
For decades, universities have drifted further and further away from their true purpose. Now they are taking the rest of the world with them.
Some students think that America should offer free college education, like Europe. But comparing the two educational system is comparing apples and oranges. The American system, for all its problems, is more open and flexible.
If Shakespeare stands at the center of our culture, then getting people to read his plays and attend them belongs to the core tasks of the preservation of Western Civilization. The plays are not difficult to stage. Here are some examples of local communities who are showing how to do it.
California’s politicians seem to believe only some ideas are welcome—if those ideas have been “fact-checked” by the heavy hand of government-sponsored boards.
Raising kids to take the punches of life begins with simple things like daily chores and exercise.
It's a whole different game when you're asked to open your wallet...
When I taught homeschool seminars in Latin, history, and literature in Asheville, North Carolina, I would wait for a cold spell in February and then email my students to come to class dressed for the weather.
If we want students to try activities, to learn to work hard, to overcome challenges, and pursue their dreams, we need to stop demeaning their activities with something as flimsy as participation awards.
The Trump administration is considering rescinding a “Dear Colleague” letter sent in 2014 to public school administrators nationwide, providing guidelines regarding school discipline policies consistent with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.
Public education fanatics need to reexamine their history books.
Once the “privileged” sex with many advantages, the American male now seems to be fighting an uphill battle to maintain a fair and reasonable position in society.
Turns out, free lunches get really expensive.
The fact is, not every child in the world will turn into a stellar reader, sucking up information from books left and right. But there are a few simple ways adults can foster a love of reading in children.