Education

Another Trophy is Claimed at Missouri

Another Trophy is Claimed at Missouri

Due to student pressure, a professor resigned. 

It’s Time to Revisit South Park’s Social Justice Episodes
The Threat to Free Speech at Missouri

The Threat to Free Speech at Missouri

Even the police are in on it.

Is Common Core Math Causing Students to Fall Further Behind?

Is Common Core Math Causing Students to Fall Further Behind?

Every few months it seems that another story pops up concerning some child’s confusing Common Core math homework.

20 Colleges That Might Actually Be Worth It

20 Colleges That Might Actually Be Worth It

What are the characteristics of the schools with the best ROI?

How to Politically Condition a Generation

How to Politically Condition a Generation

Some insights from The Rape of the Mind.

Fragile Snowflakes or Manipulative Narcissists?

Fragile Snowflakes or Manipulative Narcissists?

It’s worth pondering the role of helicopter-parenting.

College Isn’t the Time for a "Broad Education"

College Isn’t the Time for a "Broad Education"

I always roll my eyes when I hear liberal arts professors today defending general requirements and expounding on the glories of a broad education. 

The Children are in Charge

The Children are in Charge

Protestor madness at Yale and Missouri are just the latest examples. 

Family Reading Lists for Toddlers to Teens

Family Reading Lists for Toddlers to Teens

Parent-child reading times – even into the teen years – are one of the best ways to turn your child into a well-rounded and educated reader.

5 Tips from 1907 on Turning Your Child into a Reader

5 Tips from 1907 on Turning Your Child into a Reader

How can you ensure your child is reading high quality and worthwhile material?

When the Father of Modern, American Education thought Soviet Schools were the Best Example

When the Father of Modern, American Education thought Soviet Schools were the Best Example

John Dewey had a lot of praise for communist education in Russia.

Are Lax School Discipline Policies Hurting Good Students?

Are Lax School Discipline Policies Hurting Good Students?

“Mom, I have to get out of my history class and transfer to another. I’m never going to learn anything because the kids are so disruptive.”

This 1897 Text Gives 3 Clues Why Today’s Students Can’t Write

This 1897 Text Gives 3 Clues Why Today’s Students Can’t Write

Would we see American writing ability increase if these three elements were restored to the classroom?

5 Little Known Facts of Apprenticeship

5 Little Known Facts of Apprenticeship

Have we done ourselves a disservice in thinking that college is the only way to go?

15 Thoughts from the Father of Modern Propaganda

15 Thoughts from the Father of Modern Propaganda

Edward Bernays was surprisingly transparent when sharing his perspective.

Why Tennessee Forces Seventh Graders to Learn Islam

Why Tennessee Forces Seventh Graders to Learn Islam

Religion has always been a thorny issue in US schools.

Stop Blaming Poverty for Educational Problems

Stop Blaming Poverty for Educational Problems

The poverty excuse is a "crutch that’s unfounded in evidence."

“More Truly Educated Out of College Than In It.”

“More Truly Educated Out of College Than In It.”

Education is more than school.

Preschoolers Increasingly Using Tablets without Supervision

Preschoolers Increasingly Using Tablets without Supervision

The heads of many tech companies exercise a lot of oversight of their children’s use of electronics. Should other parents do the same?

10 Quotes from the Most Popular TED Talk EVER

10 Quotes from the Most Popular TED Talk EVER

From Ken Robinson's 2006 talk "Do Schools Kill Creativity?"

Is School Preventing People from Growing Up?

Is School Preventing People from Growing Up?

How did the adolescent subculture come to be? Bauerlein believes it is largely because of school. 

13 Quotes from John Dewey You Can Probably Agree With

13 Quotes from John Dewey You Can Probably Agree With

From the progressive educational reformer.  

Ben Franklin never forgot this conversation with his father...

Ben Franklin never forgot this conversation with his father...

The story according to Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Uh Oh: U.S. Student Test Scores Drop

Uh Oh: U.S. Student Test Scores Drop

"For the first time in 25 years, U.S. student scores on the national standardized test have dropped."

Yes, We Need Standardized Tests

Yes, We Need Standardized Tests

The education system should be held accountable if it wants taxpayers' money. 

Really, Mr. President?

Really, Mr. President?

When only 22% of Black students are reading at grade level, you shouldn’t be sending congratulations.

9 Timeless Quotes from Dostoevsky

9 Timeless Quotes from Dostoevsky

From the famous 19th-century Russian author. 

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