Education

America’s Kids Badly Need a ‘Chore Culture’

America’s Kids Badly Need a ‘Chore Culture’

Would we see a change of direction in society if more kids were raised in a “chore culture” of hard work and responsibility both at home and school?

Apprenticeships Are Leading a Quiet Revolution in Higher Ed

Apprenticeships Are Leading a Quiet Revolution in Higher Ed

The apprentice revolution is not just a better way to learn and work. It’s a better way to think and live.

Teacher Explains Why Schools Can’t Produce Well-Educated Minds
Students Don't Need a "Passion," They Need Persistence

Students Don't Need a "Passion," They Need Persistence

Millennials are right to be angry about their schooling.

How to Avoid Pointless Reading

How to Avoid Pointless Reading

We waste a lot of time trying to plow through books without a clear purpose.

College Shouldn’t Be Considered the Only Option for Success

College Shouldn’t Be Considered the Only Option for Success

Pushing everyone toward college can only lead to disillusionment and lost opportunities for both the student and society at large.

Parents Can't Depend on Schools to Teach Virtue

Parents Can't Depend on Schools to Teach Virtue

Too many parents think only of material well-being for their children, while failing to teach them virtue. 

Why Is School Compulsory?

Why Is School Compulsory?

School has nothing to do with freedom.

5 of the Coolest Biblical Archaeology Finds from 2016

5 of the Coolest Biblical Archaeology Finds from 2016

A few interesting discoveries you may have missed this year.

Shakespeare the Scapegoat: Sacrificing the Bard on an Altar of Ignorance

Shakespeare the Scapegoat: Sacrificing the Bard on an Altar of Ignorance

Ivy League students removed a hallway portrait of William Shakespeare (too white) and replaced it with a photo of black lesbian activist.

A Tribute to Robert Leo Hulseman, Inventor of the Red Solo Cup

A Tribute to Robert Leo Hulseman, Inventor of the Red Solo Cup

He didn't have a Wikipedia page, but Hulseman created an efficient, inexpensive product used by hundreds of millions (and he employed thousand more).

13 Badass Facts About Teddy Roosevelt

13 Badass Facts About Teddy Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th U.S. president, was more than the man behind the Panama Canal and the inspiration for the teddy bear.

Yes, We’re Getting Dumber. But Why?

Yes, We’re Getting Dumber. But Why?

A former teacher offers a reason which we rarely hear.

The Most Influential Scientist You Never Heard Of (Probably)

The Most Influential Scientist You Never Heard Of (Probably)

His belief in the unity of the cosmos had far-reaching implications for understanding humanity.

Are you smart enough to ace this mini SAT?

Are you smart enough to ace this mini SAT?

We all know tests don't define us. Except when we get a high score. Then they define the sh*t out of us. 

The Reason Barack Obama Failed

The Reason Barack Obama Failed

Despite his intelligence, erudition, earnestness, and public-relations genius, Obama failed  to address the driving concern of Americans.

5 Suspensions From 2016 That Show a Common-Sense Deficiency in Our Schools

5 Suspensions From 2016 That Show a Common-Sense Deficiency in Our Schools

The rise of zero-tolerance discipline policies in schools has resulted in suspensions for … interesting incidents. 2016 was no exception.

Physician: American Children ‘Immersed in a Culture of Disrespect’

Physician: American Children ‘Immersed in a Culture of Disrespect’

"Then Kyle replied, ‘Shut up, mom. You don’t know what you’re talking about.’ ... Kyle is 10 years old."

Univ. Suspends Law Prof. For Wearing Blackface Costume

Univ. Suspends Law Prof. For Wearing Blackface Costume

The violation and its resulting impact on students in the law school outweighed free speech protections, the provost said.

Education in America Before the Education System

Education in America Before the Education System

Literacy and basic mathematical skills were nearly universal in America before the creation of our current system.

George Orwell's Review of Mein Kampf

George Orwell's Review of Mein Kampf

While working as a journalist during the Second World War, Orwell penned a review of Hitler’s Mein Kampf. 

Why Millions of Millennials Are Living in ‘Bad Faith’

Why Millions of Millennials Are Living in ‘Bad Faith’

According to Jean-Paul Sartre, someone who lives in bad faith treats themselves as an object, not as an autonomous or freely choosing agent.

Trump Says Torture 'Works' – But What Does the Science Say?

Trump Says Torture 'Works' – But What Does the Science Say?

Torture can be defined in many ways but it is always intentional and concerns inflicting psychological or physical pain to gain information.

How Can Children Believe that Santa Claus Exists?

How Can Children Believe that Santa Claus Exists?

Research shows that 83 percent of five-year-olds think that Santa Claus is real. Why?

Why I’ll Never Own a Cat (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)

Why I’ll Never Own a Cat (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)

Unless you like brain parasites that cause subtle sex-specific changes in your personality. 

Scholar: U.S. Schools Producing the 'Dumbest Generation' Ever

Scholar: U.S. Schools Producing the 'Dumbest Generation' Ever

"The existing K-12 school system (including most charters and private schools) has been transformed into a knowledge-free zone."

Why Wandering Minds Are Unhappy Minds

Why Wandering Minds Are Unhappy Minds

A pair of Harvard researchers found that humans spend nearly half their time thinking about something other than what they’re doing.

When Rudolph Meets Beowulf

When Rudolph Meets Beowulf

Here is what the modern Christmas ditty looks like in heroic Anglo-Saxon metre.

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