Education

The Paradox of Leveling the Playing Field in the Name of Equality

The Paradox of Leveling the Playing Field in the Name of Equality

Modern egalitarianism has begun to go against everything previous understandings of equality stood for.

9 Things We Fail to Admit about Transgender Kids (from an Endocrinologist)

9 Things We Fail to Admit about Transgender Kids (from an Endocrinologist)

Those in the medical community are beginning to speak up about the dangers of helping children transition to the opposite sex.

Debate Tournament Becomes Safe Space for Women Only

Debate Tournament Becomes Safe Space for Women Only

As debate director Helen Morgan-Parmett explained, "'There is also a lot of sexual predation that happens in the debate community.'"

Abraham Lincoln’s ‘Letter to His Son's Teacher’ is Totally Fake

Abraham Lincoln’s ‘Letter to His Son's Teacher’ is Totally Fake

A letter Abraham Lincoln allegedly wrote to his son's school teacher on the first day of class is quite charming. There's one big problem with it, however.

Not All Smart Girls Need to Go to College

Not All Smart Girls Need to Go to College

It’s all well and good to praise a girl for being a success in school, but when we do so, we should also consider the message it sends to her.

Mike Rowe Hits Hard for Fatherhood

Mike Rowe Hits Hard for Fatherhood

It’s the parents who have changed. It’s the parents who have put their own happiness above the best interests of their kids.

Schools Once Taught Biblical Literacy. Should They Do So Again?

Schools Once Taught Biblical Literacy. Should They Do So Again?

Its contributions to cultural literacy make a pretty strong case.

Bad Language Gets a Tenured Female Professor Fired for ‘Sexual Harassment’

Bad Language Gets a Tenured Female Professor Fired for ‘Sexual Harassment’

Tenure now offers a professor no protection if a college administrator decides that his or her speech amounts to "sexual harassment."

We Don't Give Our Kids Exams. But That Does Not Mean They Are Not Tested.
Utah Gives Parents the Right to Parent

Utah Gives Parents the Right to Parent

It’s a sad commentary on American childhood when we need laws to protect parents from persecution for letting their kids walk, play, or stay unsupervised.

Social Psychology Suggests 'March for Our Lives' Is Unlikely to Change Anything. Here’s Why.

Social Psychology Suggests 'March for Our Lives' Is Unlikely to Change Anything. Here’s Why.

Social psychology tells us that movements like March for Our Lives are unlikely to change anything.

Pass a test to vote?

Pass a test to vote?

According to the NAEP, less than 25% of both public and private school students are considered proficient in Civics by Grade 12. Only 12% are considered proficient in U.S. History!

Parents, Stop Doing Your Child’s Homework

Parents, Stop Doing Your Child’s Homework

It can be quite tempting for parents who want to see their child succeed in everything to interfere and do the work for the child.

The Anti-Gun Movement’s Use of Child Crusaders Debases National Discourse

The Anti-Gun Movement’s Use of Child Crusaders Debases National Discourse

The anti-gun movement’s elevation of these students to the status of celebrities merits scrutiny.

A Generation of Visigoths: Neil Postman’s Graduation Speech 30 Years Later

A Generation of Visigoths: Neil Postman’s Graduation Speech 30 Years Later

The late NYU Professor Neil Postman said all people must choose whether to be an Athenian or a Visigoth. But how does one tell one from the other?

Genetics—Not Fancy Schools—Largely Determine Academic Success, Study Finds

Genetics—Not Fancy Schools—Largely Determine Academic Success, Study Finds

The surrounding environment has less to do with it than we've been told.

New Federal Program Takes Aim at the College Textbook Racket

New Federal Program Takes Aim at the College Textbook Racket

A new $5 million federal program will bring free digital textbooks to students.

The Real Reason We Have Mass Shootings

The Real Reason We Have Mass Shootings

Gun ownership is not our problem.

March for Our Lives: Can they answer this tough question?

March for Our Lives: Can they answer this tough question?

What changed between the days when kids were trusted to bring guns to school and store them in lockers to our times of “zero-tolerance”?

Rand Paul Proves in One Tweet That Congress Is Broken

Rand Paul Proves in One Tweet That Congress Is Broken

House members were given 1,000 minutes to read a 2,232-page bill. How many do you think even tried?

Should Teens Be Taught Parenting Skills?

Should Teens Be Taught Parenting Skills?

With two children in tow, another one on the way, and a great deal of time in the public eye, the Duchess of Cambridge is undoubtedly one of the world’s foremost mothers.

A Million Students Are Marching Against Guns. My Daughter Enrolled in a Trauma Casualty Training Class.

A Million Students Are Marching Against Guns. My Daughter Enrolled in a Trauma Casualty Training Class.

Thousands of students walked out of their classes to protest congressional inaction on gun control earlier this month. Organizers estimate that a million students will take part in upcoming anti-gun violence rallies.

Creativity Scores in America Have Steadily Declined Since 1990. Why?

Creativity Scores in America Have Steadily Declined Since 1990. Why?

As schooling has expanded over the past several decades, consuming more of childhood than ever before, and becoming more standardized and restrictive, it should be no surprise that American creativity has simultaneously plummeted.

Therapy Dogs Can Help Reduce Student Stress, Anxiety and Improve School Attendance

Therapy Dogs Can Help Reduce Student Stress, Anxiety and Improve School Attendance

Given the impact therapy dogs can have on student well-being, schools and universities are increasingly adopting therapy dog programs as an inexpensive way of providing social and emotional support for students.

Removing Analogies From the SAT Was a Bad Idea

Removing Analogies From the SAT Was a Bad Idea

The analogies section was removed from the SAT in 2005 for dubious reasons. 

4 Bits of Advice from Ben Franklin on How to Be a ‘Rational Being’

4 Bits of Advice from Ben Franklin on How to Be a ‘Rational Being’

Does our society need to revive the simple straightforwardness of cultivating rational creatures?

5 Ways Obama’s Discipline Policy Made Schools Less Effective and Safe

5 Ways Obama’s Discipline Policy Made Schools Less Effective and Safe

As is typical with so many other policies, federal meddling in what should be a local matter leads to poor results.

This High School Senior Explains Why It’s Better to ‘Walk Up’ to Help Others Than to Walk Out of Classes

This High School Senior Explains Why It’s Better to ‘Walk Up’ to Help Others Than to Walk Out of Classes

“I feel like the media tends to focus a lot on the anger, hurt, and destruction of our youth in society,” Alessa Love, who attends Westlake High School in Saratoga Springs.

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