Education

The Evolution of King Arthur

The Evolution of King Arthur

The name Arthur first appears in the work of the 9th century Welsh historian Nennius, who lists twelve battles Arthur fought against invading Saxons.

Why Students Need the Books Schools Don't Want Them to Read

Why Students Need the Books Schools Don't Want Them to Read

When I was in school, we had to hide the trashy literature inside the classic books we were supposed to be reading.

Professor: America’s Public Schools Have Always Been ‘Religious’

Professor: America’s Public Schools Have Always Been ‘Religious’

Prof. Charles Glenn shows that the creation of public schools was the triumph of one particular form of religion over others.

These School Districts are the Worst at Removing Bad Teachers
Why Pearl Harbor Could Happen Again

Why Pearl Harbor Could Happen Again

December 7th marks the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In reading through headlines, one concern keeps resurfacing.

Can Vocational Classes Teach Kids to 'Adult'?

Can Vocational Classes Teach Kids to 'Adult'?

Is it possible that vocational training would set kids on the path to becoming adults far more quickly than they do today?

New Normal on College Campuses: “I believe in free speech, but…”

New Normal on College Campuses: “I believe in free speech, but…”

A professor of sociology at the University of Kent says free speech on university campuses is under the gravest threat.

Why Self-Discipline Must Be Selfish

Why Self-Discipline Must Be Selfish

 The work, the learning, the exercise, the diet: all of the things you intend to do, but don’t. Who’s it all for?

Modern Math Problem vs. 1912 Arithmetic Problem

Modern Math Problem vs. 1912 Arithmetic Problem

See which one is harder.

Take the PISA Test

Take the PISA Test

Can you correctly answer test questions taken by 15-year-olds around the world?

What Spawned Abdul Artan’s Rage?

What Spawned Abdul Artan’s Rage?

Friends and students described the now-dead Ohio State student as bright, humble, and nice. So what went wrong?   

How to Actually Learn Latin

How to Actually Learn Latin

The guy on the left can teach you with his new book.

Tim Allen Show Roasts Political Correctness in Academia

Tim Allen Show Roasts Political Correctness in Academia

It’s a pretty funny clip. The sad part is that there are students paying $3,000 a credit for this stuff. 

U.S. Students WAY Behind Canadians in Latest PISA Test

U.S. Students WAY Behind Canadians in Latest PISA Test

Scores from the 2015 PISA exam are in, and the results are not encouraging for Americans.

Using Campuses as Illegal Immigration Sanctuaries is a Bad Idea

Using Campuses as Illegal Immigration Sanctuaries is a Bad Idea

And the efforts are unlikely to withstand legal scrutiny. 

Colleges Offer ‘Puppy Therapy’ to Stressed Students

Colleges Offer ‘Puppy Therapy’ to Stressed Students

If students are given emotional pacifiers for the tough times, is it any wonder they're clueless about how to function as adults later in life?

Why Schools Shouldn't Teach Generic Critical-Thinking

Why Schools Shouldn't Teach Generic Critical-Thinking

Instead of teaching generic critical-thinking skills, we ought to focus on subject-specific critical-thinking skills. Here's why.

Mike Rowe on the College President Who Ditched the Flag

Mike Rowe on the College President Who Ditched the Flag

Why is it that no one burns flags at trade schools?

The Bureaucracy Is Now More Powerful Than Congress

The Bureaucracy Is Now More Powerful Than Congress

An army of federal bureaucrats wields enormous power through rule-making, imposing steep costs on Americans. 

10 Lessons Marcus Aurelius Learned From His Father

10 Lessons Marcus Aurelius Learned From His Father

The last of Rome’s Five Great Emperors left a record of important life-lessons he learned from his adopted father. 

The Reason 3 in 4 Students Are Not Proficient in Civics
When the Words ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ Become Heresy

When the Words ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ Become Heresy

Have we finally arrived at the future Orwell predicted? 

Abdul Artan Was Taking a Class About Microaggressions

Abdul Artan Was Taking a Class About Microaggressions

When young minds are inundated with identity politics and taught to feel outrage at small insults, should we be surprised when they become radicalized?

NYU Serves Up Unique Way to Cut College Costs

NYU Serves Up Unique Way to Cut College Costs

Instead of student loan forgiveness, why not come up with creative, cost-saving solutions before students rack up thousands in debt?

Why are so Many Millennials Emotionally Fragile?

Why are so Many Millennials Emotionally Fragile?

Is it because we now live in a world where feelings matter more than anything else?

PC Killed One Professor’s Popular Philosophy Course

PC Killed One Professor’s Popular Philosophy Course

Is it time we insist our educational institutions begin instructing students to think for themselves instead of indoctrinating them with PC ideas?

Are Schools Designed to Keep Kids from ‘Learning Too Much’?

Are Schools Designed to Keep Kids from ‘Learning Too Much’?

John Taylor Gatto, a former Teacher of the Year, said historical records show that governments often fear ‘common people learning too much.’

5 Reasons Why Fake News is Here to Stay

5 Reasons Why Fake News is Here to Stay

There has been a lot chatter on the subject of late. 

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