Education

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.  

Why Education is the ‘Fraud of the Age’

Why Education is the ‘Fraud of the Age’

We've long been told that education is the salvation of the world. But is it?

Chores: The Secret to Childhood Happiness?

Chores: The Secret to Childhood Happiness?

Would childhood anxiety and depression diminish if more parents followed through on giving chores?

Pediatricians Are Now Writing ‘Play Prescriptions’

Pediatricians Are Now Writing ‘Play Prescriptions’

How is it that parents now need doctors to tell them to let their kids play?

High Schoolers Don't Read Books Anymore… and Why That Sets Them Up for Failure

High Schoolers Don't Read Books Anymore… and Why That Sets Them Up for Failure

Forty years ago, 60 percent of high school kids read books daily. Not anymore.

How Low-Energy Parents Can Get Their Children to Cooperate
Former Syracuse Professor Explains Why the University Should Not Be a Shopping Mall

Former Syracuse Professor Explains Why the University Should Not Be a Shopping Mall

But is a shopping mall exactly what we have reduced the university to?

Stoneman Douglas at 6 Months

Stoneman Douglas at 6 Months

Political activism is fine, but to focus on politics instead of commonsense solutions for school safety simply isn’t.

‘Social Justice’ is Overrunning the University of Texas

‘Social Justice’ is Overrunning the University of Texas

Colleges exist to foster critical thinking and to teach students useful knowledge germane to a legitimate academic discipline. Social justice, however, is not a legitimate academic discipline, but rather an empty slogan.

Revered College President Explains What Parents Miss in Preparing Their Children for College

Revered College President Explains What Parents Miss in Preparing Their Children for College

Some prime advice from the late University of Chicago president Robert Maynard Hutchins.

Young Minds Are Undermined by Today's Fashionable Philosophies

Young Minds Are Undermined by Today's Fashionable Philosophies

Neuroscience and psychology show that all people are motivated by status, certainty, autonomy, relatedness and fairness (SCARF). Postmodernism's denial of SCARF is contributing to young people's depression and despondency. 

I Spent a Week Teaching High School Kids How Government Works. Here’s What I Discovered.
Should Parents Have the Right to Choose a Safe School?

Should Parents Have the Right to Choose a Safe School?

When it comes to protecting a child’s well-being, parents usually know best.

How the Summer Gave Me Hope for the Future

How the Summer Gave Me Hope for the Future

Perhaps the future isn’t as bleak as we’ve been led to believe.

Are Trigger Warnings Ruining Literature?

Are Trigger Warnings Ruining Literature?

If literature produces this sting, it also produces the cure. 

How 'The Abolition of Man' Destroys the Idols of the Postmodern Age

How 'The Abolition of Man' Destroys the Idols of the Postmodern Age

In the modern world, C.S. Lewis argues in The Abolition of Man, we have trained the head and encouraged the heart, while neglecting the soul, the most important part of the person. As Lewis so scathingly puts it, we are producing men without chests.

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