Education

Are Parents Training Children to be Inattentive?

Are Parents Training Children to be Inattentive?

Parents today have grown used to catering to their children’s whims, letting them drift from sport to musical instrument, to another kind of activity.

Salman Rushdie’s Surprising Advice to Schools Today

Salman Rushdie’s Surprising Advice to Schools Today

Hopefully the education system won't issue a fatwa over his comments...

Are Civil Forfeiture Laws Basically Legalized Robbery?

Are Civil Forfeiture Laws Basically Legalized Robbery?

The laws differ from state to state, but some of the abuses are shocking. 

Helen Keller’s Reading Program Might Help Today’s Students

Helen Keller’s Reading Program Might Help Today’s Students

Since only 37% of American high schoolers can read, perhaps it's time we try some reading methods used by Helen's teacher, Anne Sullivan.

Is A Critical Thinking Gap Driving Income Inequality?

Is A Critical Thinking Gap Driving Income Inequality?

In the era of Big Data, those that are able to quickly comprehend and manipulate complex datasets come out ahead – way ahead.

Conservatives Once Condemned Dropping of Hiroshima Bomb

Conservatives Once Condemned Dropping of Hiroshima Bomb

The language they used to denounce the attack was harsher than Obama’s.

How Books in the Home Impact Future Income

How Books in the Home Impact Future Income

Earnings increased by 21% for men who grew up in a household full of books.
 

America’s Most Embarrassing Spelling Errors
A Revolutionary’s Guide to Creating a Workers' Paradise

A Revolutionary’s Guide to Creating a Workers' Paradise

7 easy steps courtesy of Vladimir Lenin. 

Students: Midterms, Low Grades Infringe on Our Activism

Students: Midterms, Low Grades Infringe on Our Activism

Midterms, grades, and studying are passé.

5 Strange Phenomena Around the World Explained

5 Strange Phenomena Around the World Explained

From 'doors to hell' to crooked forests, the world is full of wonder. 

10 Provocative Quotes on Education from Ray Bradbury

10 Provocative Quotes on Education from Ray Bradbury

From the author of the prophetic book "Fahrenheit 451"

Are Schools Promoting Creativity… or Obedience?

Are Schools Promoting Creativity… or Obedience?

The moment they go to school, they begin to lose the freedom to explore, take risks and experiment.

Bonhoeffer on the ‘Levelling Down’ of Society

Bonhoeffer on the ‘Levelling Down’ of Society

“We are witnessing the levelling down of all ranks of society...."

Healthy: Let Your Beliefs Be Challenged

Healthy: Let Your Beliefs Be Challenged

Being educated means tolerating tough questions about what you believe.

Can You Define These Winning Scripps Spelling Bee Words?

Can You Define These Winning Scripps Spelling Bee Words?

You may not be able to spell them, but do you know their definitions?

Should Boys be Encouraged to Live Dangerously?

Should Boys be Encouraged to Live Dangerously?

When I was a child, my father regaled me with tales of how he and his friends once formed “The Boys Army” and spent their days creating original inventions and stockpiling weapons in their homemade fort in the woods.

Magazine Declares the Death of Free Will

Magazine Declares the Death of Free Will

Free will does not exist, we're told, but we should believe it does. 

Study: Free Pre-K Doesn’t Give Education Benefits

Study: Free Pre-K Doesn’t Give Education Benefits

"On the face of it, our results cast doubt over the value for money of universal early education."

Intolerant Leftists Shut Down Gay Alt-Right Speaker

Intolerant Leftists Shut Down Gay Alt-Right Speaker

It’s a wee bit crazy out there these days. 

Was this Man the Founding Father of Fascism?

Was this Man the Founding Father of Fascism?

Was this 19th century historian the prophet of despotism?

Are Homeschoolers Overqualified?

Are Homeschoolers Overqualified?

A shocking letter to Mike Rowe suggests they are.

In Defense of Hamlet: No, the Play is not Misogynistic

In Defense of Hamlet: No, the Play is not Misogynistic

Shakespeare's man in black is the latest victim of the gender wars. Critics claim he is an "abusive boyfriend."   

16 Politically Incorrect Thoughts from H.D. Thoreau

16 Politically Incorrect Thoughts from H.D. Thoreau

Warning: Some of these ideas may cause dizziness, shortness of breath, or irritation to conformist thinkers. 

Why We Need Alpha Males

Why We Need Alpha Males

Somebody has to fight the wolves. 

We Warned the Japanese…

We Warned the Japanese…

Still, the bombings of Japan during World War II raise tough questions.

Whoa. Are Law Schools Testing the Apprenticeship Model?

Whoa. Are Law Schools Testing the Apprenticeship Model?

The University of Minnesota Law School is piloting a program that will enable students to spend a majority of their third year working in a law office receiving real-world experience instead of sitting in a classroom.

Is Harvard’s New ‘Center of Happiness’ Quixotic?

Is Harvard’s New ‘Center of Happiness’ Quixotic?

Aristotle probably would have said so. 

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