Education

Why Aristotle Believed Common Goods Are More Divine than Private Goods

Why Aristotle Believed Common Goods Are More Divine than Private Goods

Comfortable shoes, Thanksgiving turkeys, and geometry can all teach us about happiness and the Divine.

3 Ways to Have a Good Argument

3 Ways to Have a Good Argument

Somewhere along the way, we forgot how to argue well. Help restore civil discourse.

Just 18% of Universities Require Students to Take an American History Course to Graduate

Just 18% of Universities Require Students to Take an American History Course to Graduate

As Americans celebrate the 4th of July holiday, it’s a good time to reflect on just how little college students know...

Is the Inability to ‘Adult’ Driving the Teen Summer Job Decline?

Is the Inability to ‘Adult’ Driving the Teen Summer Job Decline?

Teen summer employment has experienced a dramatic drop in the last 30 years.

 Academic Publishing Is a Total Mess. Here Are 6 Ways to Fix It.

Academic Publishing Is a Total Mess. Here Are 6 Ways to Fix It.

It's up to research funders, institutes, and researchers themselves to act to make a system that represents defensible democratic values.

Is It a Problem if Kids Don’t Know How to Use Dictionaries?

Is It a Problem if Kids Don’t Know How to Use Dictionaries?

Search engines are convenient, but do they undermine a student’s opportunity to learn how to investigate a topic and retain information if a digital device is not immediately available to them?

How My Unschooled Child Learned to Read Financial Statements (It Started with Silly YouTube Videos)

How My Unschooled Child Learned to Read Financial Statements (It Started with Silly YouTube Videos)

This is where attaining strong literacy and numeracy skills meet individual interests and innate childhood curiosity.

Do America's Reading Habits Explain Today's Lack of Clear Thinking? (See Chart)

Do America's Reading Habits Explain Today's Lack of Clear Thinking? (See Chart)

Of the hours Americans devote to free time, one area in particular is rather shortchanged.

3 Ways to be a Great Friend as Told by Alcuin of York

3 Ways to be a Great Friend as Told by Alcuin of York

Alcuin was an 8th century cleric. Never heard of him? You should have.

Why 'Boring' Summers are the Latest Trend in Parenting

Why 'Boring' Summers are the Latest Trend in Parenting

Most children spend their summers going from one camp to the next, busily engaged in anything and everything their parents can come up with, never having a moment to catch their breath. But that may be changing.

What Lincoln Foresaw Would Occur If Maxine Waters, Others Got Their Way With Mob Justice

What Lincoln Foresaw Would Occur If Maxine Waters, Others Got Their Way With Mob Justice

The constitutional system the Founding Fathers built is strong, but it can’t survive when citizens en masse are ready to come to blows with one another on a semipermanent basis.

Schools Have Created a Generation of Permit Pattys and BBQ Beckys

Schools Have Created a Generation of Permit Pattys and BBQ Beckys

Beyond being an irritant and filling society with busybodies of the worst type, these people are indicative of the infantilization of the American adult.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Mandatory Union Fees for Government Employees

Supreme Court Strikes Down Mandatory Union Fees for Government Employees

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday that nonunion government workers can’t be forced to pay dues or other fees to support a union.

Want to Take Control of Your Life? 4 Simple and Empowering Life Lessons from a Navy SEAL

Want to Take Control of Your Life? 4 Simple and Empowering Life Lessons from a Navy SEAL

“Sometimes the simple act of making your bed can give you the lift you need to start your day..."

Why ‘Social Justice Math’ Misses the Point of Learning Math

Why ‘Social Justice Math’ Misses the Point of Learning Math

Although math is a useful tool, mathematicians throughout history have considered it to have a much higher purpose.

How Federal Education Guidelines from 2014 are Destroying Kids’ Lives

How Federal Education Guidelines from 2014 are Destroying Kids’ Lives

Why are schools so reluctant to enact strict disciplinary policies?

On Free Speech, 40% of Americans Are Closer to the Chinese Government’s Interpretation than the Founding Fathers

On Free Speech, 40% of Americans Are Closer to the Chinese Government’s Interpretation than the Founding Fathers

Growing numbers of Americans no longer believe in the Founders vision that the function of government is to protect citizen’s pre-existing and unalienable rights. 

University Coughs Up in Legal Settlement that Alleged Discrimination Against Republicans

University Coughs Up in Legal Settlement that Alleged Discrimination Against Republicans

A Washington university is shelling out big bucks to settle a dispute with a Republican student group that filed a lawsuit alleging the school discriminated against it by charging exorbitant security fees for speaker events.

Student, 13, Charged With Felony for Recording a Conversation With His Principal

Student, 13, Charged With Felony for Recording a Conversation With His Principal

Paul Boron is 13 years old. And he’s facing a felony eavesdropping charge that could change the course of the rest of his life.

Duke Prof: Diversity and Inclusion Offices ‘Should Not Exist’ at Universities

Duke Prof: Diversity and Inclusion Offices ‘Should Not Exist’ at Universities

Bias in favor of or against an individual simply because of his or her race or ethnicity is morally wrong.

3 Takeaways on Jordan B. Peterson After Watching Him Speak on Tour

3 Takeaways on Jordan B. Peterson After Watching Him Speak on Tour

Here are three things that stuck with me after listening to the best-selling author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.

Why Campus Protests Should Stop at the Door of the Classroom

Why Campus Protests Should Stop at the Door of the Classroom

By protesting instead of arguing, student activists risk having their arguments drowned in the wash of media publicity that invariably comes their way. They will be seen, to be sure, but they very likely will not be heard.

Are Elite Charter Schools Excluding Minorities?

Are Elite Charter Schools Excluding Minorities?

Are we jumping to conclusions if we assume that a lack of diversity in certain charter schools is a result of racial bias?

Did Hitler Really Say People Will ‘Endure Almost Any Curtailment of Liberty’ if it’s ‘Perceived as Working for the Benefit of the Children’?

Did Hitler Really Say People Will ‘Endure Almost Any Curtailment of Liberty’ if it’s ‘Perceived as Working for the Benefit of the Children’?

A reputed quote by Adolph Hitler has been trending on social media. I was asked to verify whether the quote is true.

Pew: 3 in 4 Americans Have Trouble Discerning Between Fact and Opinion

Pew: 3 in 4 Americans Have Trouble Discerning Between Fact and Opinion

A new Pew Research quiz shows that many Americans can't tell the difference between fact and opinion. Can you?

How to Avoid Becoming a Casualty of Student Loan Debt

How to Avoid Becoming a Casualty of Student Loan Debt

While Congress deliberates on student loan relief, how else can parents help their kids make informed life decisions and avoid student debt? 

The Diversity Division at the University of Texas Has 8 Vice Presidents

The Diversity Division at the University of Texas Has 8 Vice Presidents

Each of the VPs in the diversity division at the University of Texas make more than six figures. Meanwhile, tuition at the school more than doubled between 2002 and 2015.

3 Tips from Ernest Dimnet on Choosing Books—For Yourself and For Your Children

3 Tips from Ernest Dimnet on Choosing Books—For Yourself and For Your Children

Our culture is full of sour stuff. We could all use a little bit more nectar.

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