Education

Why We Hyperparent, Helicopter, and Heavily Manage Our Children

Why We Hyperparent, Helicopter, and Heavily Manage Our Children

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.

Calling the Education System ‘Progressive’ is a Lie. Here’s Why.

Calling the Education System ‘Progressive’ is a Lie. Here’s Why.

How do we correct a failing educational system?

Diversity Ideology Killed the University. Now, It’s Choking Out Civilization.

Diversity Ideology Killed the University. Now, It’s Choking Out Civilization.

For decades, universities have drifted further and further away from their true purpose. Now they are taking the rest of the world with them.

Should College be Free?

Should College be Free?

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.  

Can Shakespeare Save Civilization?

Can Shakespeare Save Civilization?

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 Bill Restricting Speech Is Authoritarian

California's Bill Restricting Speech Is Authoritarian

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. 

Taking The Hits: 7 Ways to Raise Tough Kids

Taking The Hits: 7 Ways to Raise Tough Kids

Raising kids to take the punches of life begins with simple things like daily chores and exercise.  

Survey Reveals Double Standard on Raising Taxes for Public Higher Ed

Survey Reveals Double Standard on Raising Taxes for Public Higher Ed

It's a whole different game when you're asked to open your wallet...

Swedes Are Raising Stronger Children. Here’s Why.

Swedes Are Raising Stronger Children. Here’s Why.

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.

Do Participation Trophies Actually Make Kids Worse Off?

Do Participation Trophies Actually Make Kids Worse Off?

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.

School Disciplinary Policies Must Be Local

School Disciplinary Policies Must Be Local

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.

The Founders Were Not Education Centralizers

The Founders Were Not Education Centralizers

Public education fanatics need to reexamine their history books.

Seven Ways Men Are No Longer the ‘Privileged’ Sex

Seven Ways Men Are No Longer the ‘Privileged’ Sex

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.

Denver's Anti-'Lunch Shaming' Initiative Increased Debt By 2,400%

Denver's Anti-'Lunch Shaming' Initiative Increased Debt By 2,400%

Turns out, free lunches get really expensive.

The 3 Ways One Pioneer Mother Taught Her Children to Love Reading

The 3 Ways One Pioneer Mother Taught Her Children to Love Reading

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.

Professor: My Students Can't Handle Opposing Political Views Anymore

Professor: My Students Can't Handle Opposing Political Views Anymore

As a college teacher, I try to listen to all points of view, and I want students to feel they can speak up in class to express their own thoughts, and to challenge anything I say in class.

A Backward View: Older Books and the Culture of the Now

A Backward View: Older Books and the Culture of the Now

We miss a lot of important truths by simply sticking to new books and avoiding the old.

Mayor Suggests Fine-Free Libraries So ‘Everyone Can Afford to Check Out a Book’

Mayor Suggests Fine-Free Libraries So ‘Everyone Can Afford to Check Out a Book’

Isn't that the whole point of libraries in the first place?

Learning the Fourth Amendment … from Mom

Learning the Fourth Amendment … from Mom

Understanding our rights under the law is tantamount in a free society, a lesson I learned from my mother.

Why There’s So Much Inconsistency in School Shooting Data

Why There’s So Much Inconsistency in School Shooting Data

How many school shootings happen in the U.S. in a single school year? The answer is surprisingly hard to figure out.

Why It Matters That Teens Are Reading Less

Why It Matters That Teens Are Reading Less

If print starts to die, a lot will go with it.

Google and Apple Are Recognizing the Façade of the Education System

Google and Apple Are Recognizing the Façade of the Education System

The question is, will the rest of America do the same?

Teacher Punishes Student… for Good Manners

Teacher Punishes Student… for Good Manners

Why have good manners become an object of scorn?

Why Are Americans Such Lousy Writers?

Why Are Americans Such Lousy Writers?

Only 24% of students in the 8th and 12th grades were proficient in writing.  Why are Americans such lousy writers?  They are not taught to write.  

MLK’s ‘Dream’ Speech Is Coming True, His Niece Says

MLK’s ‘Dream’ Speech Is Coming True, His Niece Says

The time is ripe, she said, for America to embrace the values that her uncle fought and prayed for.

Five Suggestions for Having a Successful College Career

Five Suggestions for Having a Successful College Career

Five suggestions to have a college education which prepares you for life

The Four Pillars of Good Writing

The Four Pillars of Good Writing

To be a good writer you need to think about what your readers want, you need to read more, you need to edit and you have to actually write.  So, get started.

Why Teachers Should Be Stingy with Praise

Why Teachers Should Be Stingy with Praise

Students perform better when they work under a moderate amount of stress. Studies also show that too much praise of students is not a good idea.  

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