Education

Why Do We Wait so Long to Send Kids to College?

Why Do We Wait so Long to Send Kids to College?

Perhaps it’s time to set the bar high once again.

The Greatest – and Least Acknowledged – Educational System in the World

The Greatest – and Least Acknowledged – Educational System in the World

If asked which is the best institution for learning beyond high school, most of us might answer Harvard or Yale, Stanford or MIT, Princeton or Berkeley. We’d be wrong.

Raising a Great Man: Four Child-Rearing Practices Used By Ben Franklin’s Father

Raising a Great Man: Four Child-Rearing Practices Used By Ben Franklin’s Father

Nearly a quarter of American children grow up in a single mother home. Will yesterday’s fatherless boys have difficulty raising today’s children?

What Happens When Everyone Gets a 'Free' Lunch? Money Problems

What Happens When Everyone Gets a 'Free' Lunch? Money Problems

Lawmakers need to return school meal programs to their original purpose of assisting children in need – and not add more students to waste-prone programs.

‘Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Western Civ Has Got to Go’

‘Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Western Civ Has Got to Go’

Today, ridding the world of Western civilization as a phenomenon doesn’t seem like such a stretch.

Three Ways Getting Up at 5:30 a.m. Has Changed My Life

Three Ways Getting Up at 5:30 a.m. Has Changed My Life

While “night owls” are often more creative, funny, and social, “morning people” steal the show when it comes to career and scholastic productivity and efficiency.

Bernie Sanders’ Education Plan: Rife With Deceit?

Bernie Sanders’ Education Plan: Rife With Deceit?

According to Bernie Sanders, the core problems of the U.S. education system are racism and underfunding.

Students Increasingly Are Pursuing Degrees with Better Job Prospects, Data Show

Students Increasingly Are Pursuing Degrees with Better Job Prospects, Data Show

More needs to be done to provide information to students so they can make better decisions about what they choose to study.

Three Classic Reads That Are Still Relevant Today

Three Classic Reads That Are Still Relevant Today

We often overlook books from the past, preferring to look at something fresh and relevant. But might these works from the past give us fresh insight into present issues?

100 Reasons to Homeschool Your Kids

100 Reasons to Homeschool Your Kids

Homeschooling is all about having the liberty to learn.

Extended Childhood: The New American Way

Extended Childhood: The New American Way

We all want our children to have the quality of resilience, but are we making it difficult for them to obtain?

How College Students Really Feel About Free Speech on Campus

How College Students Really Feel About Free Speech on Campus

A new survey finding that college students generally support free speech also shows what for some is a worrisome divide over what students value more: an “inclusive society” that “welcomes diverse groups” or protecting “the extremes of free speech.”

The Dictatorship of the Young

The Dictatorship of the Young

We are left with children who rely not on authoritative adults but on news from nowhere.

Why Are We No Longer Visiting Our Nation's Historical Sites?

Why Are We No Longer Visiting Our Nation's Historical Sites?

One of the things an American visitor at these monuments notices is the inordinately large proportion of non-American visitors.

Debunking Seven Persistent Myths About Homeschoolers

Debunking Seven Persistent Myths About Homeschoolers

Time to put these misconceptions to rest once and for all.

When the Tassle Isn't Worth the Hassle

When the Tassle Isn't Worth the Hassle

Looking beyond the practicalities, though, we should keep in mind that education ought to be more than mere job preparation. It should be soulcraft, enabling the student to realize his human potential, and preparing him to embrace the true, beautiful, and good (both in this world and the next).

A Slow Learner Looks at Anti-Semitism

A Slow Learner Looks at Anti-Semitism

Sometimes being a slow learner can be a good thing.

The Forgotten Family Ritual That Bonds Parents and Children

The Forgotten Family Ritual That Bonds Parents and Children

What would happen if we reversed the mundane and made dinner special again?

Late Bloomers and the Benefits of Delayed Success

Late Bloomers and the Benefits of Delayed Success

When so many people believe they are inferior based on a few narrow measurements made when they were children, society as a whole suffers.

Winning the Culture War One Avocado Skirmish at a Time

Winning the Culture War One Avocado Skirmish at a Time

Tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, of “avocado” skirmishes, and we might just win ourselves a culture war.

The Duchess of Cambridge on the Benefits of a Childhood Lived Outdoors

The Duchess of Cambridge on the Benefits of a Childhood Lived Outdoors

Over the weekend, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, debuted her garden design for the Chelsea Flower Show. The whole family came along making for some adorable photos.

'Free' College Would Depreciate the Value of College Degrees Even More

'Free' College Would Depreciate the Value of College Degrees Even More

When government pays for free college, it is risking the money of the average taxpayer.

The New SAT ‘Adversity Score’ Turns the Idea of Meritocracy Into a Sham

The New SAT ‘Adversity Score’ Turns the Idea of Meritocracy Into a Sham

The College Board will now assign an “adversity score” to SAT test takers, “calculated using 15 factors including the crime rate and poverty levels from the student’s high school and neighborhood.”

Smart Ways to Make College Cheaper and Better

Smart Ways to Make College Cheaper and Better

For the high cost of college, what do students learn?

Are Yoga and Mindfulness in Schools Religious?

Are Yoga and Mindfulness in Schools Religious?

Yoga and mindfulness could become the fourth “R” of public education. But up for debate is whether the “R” in this case stands for relaxation or religion.

Why Democratic Socialists Flunk Logic 101

Why Democratic Socialists Flunk Logic 101

How do we overcome our need to make our story cohere with our preexisting biases?

Public Schools Aren't Taking Security Seriously

Public Schools Aren't Taking Security Seriously

Public high schools still aren't taking school security seriously.

Why Schools Must Stop Relying on ‘Best Practices’ When Teaching Writing

Why Schools Must Stop Relying on ‘Best Practices’ When Teaching Writing

When it comes to writing, American kids just don’t cut it.

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