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Are Modern Children’s Books Training ‘Little Radicals’?

Are Modern Children’s Books Training ‘Little Radicals’?

Today’s children are experiencing a barrage of new books – in school, in libraries, and even at home – which encourage them to fight for social justice, to question the past and its authorities, to assert their own opinions and fight for them.

Northeastern University Prof: 'Why Can’t We Hate Men?'

Northeastern University Prof: 'Why Can’t We Hate Men?'

A Northeastern University professor’s Washington Post op-ed “Why Can’t We Hate Men?” has received a flood of negative feedback.

How Harvard (Secretly) Discriminates Against Asian Americans

How Harvard (Secretly) Discriminates Against Asian Americans

Research on who ends up getting into Ivy League schools shows just how much more difficult it is for Asian students to do so than other ethnic groups.

Suicide in America Is Surging. What’s Driving This Mentality of Despair?

Suicide in America Is Surging. What’s Driving This Mentality of Despair?

With the sudden passing of designer Kate Spade and TV personality Anthony Bourdain—both of whom authorities believe took their own life—it’s easy to wonder if an epidemic of suicide is upon us.

Soaring Administrative Costs Are Devouring Funds that Could Be Supporting Teachers

Soaring Administrative Costs Are Devouring Funds that Could Be Supporting Teachers

Why is teacher pay declining while public school spending is soaring?

Does Robbing Children of Work Deny Them a Sense of Fulfillment?

Does Robbing Children of Work Deny Them a Sense of Fulfillment?

"They're not asked to do anything to contribute to a neighborhood or family or community," Lewis told NPR. "And that really erodes their sense of self-worth."

Minnesota Public Library Announces Cross-Dressing Series for Children as Part of Response to Trump Policy

Minnesota Public Library Announces Cross-Dressing Series for Children as Part of Response to Trump Policy

The Saint Paul Public Library announced a summer series called "Drag Story Hours" as part of its “We Belong Together" initiative.

Why Are So Many ‘Whiz Kids’ Homeschoolers?

Why Are So Many ‘Whiz Kids’ Homeschoolers?

Are homeschoolers really these brilliant geniuses who have the genetic capability to be brainiacs… or is there something more to their success?

Teacher Compensation Is Just Fine, Quit Rate Data Suggest

Teacher Compensation Is Just Fine, Quit Rate Data Suggest

The low quit rate in public education tells us that the total benefits of these jobs are so high, workers will stay even when there are strong reasons to leave.

California Parents Pull Their Children, Stage Rally Over Controversial Sex-Ed Curriculum

California Parents Pull Their Children, Stage Rally Over Controversial Sex-Ed Curriculum

The sixth grade curriculum includes lessons on gender identity, birth control, the stages of sex, STDs, HIV, and pregnancy.

The Diversity Staff at the University of Michigan Is Nearly 100 Full-Time Employees

The Diversity Staff at the University of Michigan Is Nearly 100 Full-Time Employees

Mark Perry, an economics professor at the University of Michigan-Flint, shows that one-quarter of Michigan's “diversicrats” earn annual salaries of more than $100,000.

Jacques Barzun Observations on Culture and Decline

Jacques Barzun Observations on Culture and Decline

Reflections from one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century.

Political Ideology Is Not the Culprit in Skepticism of Science, Research Shows

Political Ideology Is Not the Culprit in Skepticism of Science, Research Shows

Political ideology is seen by many researchers as the main culprit of science skepticism. The research, however, suggests something else.

When Playing Hooky Leads to Police Investigations, Interrogations, and Fines

When Playing Hooky Leads to Police Investigations, Interrogations, and Fines

While homeschooling is legal in all 50 U.S. states, parental rights in America are precarious.

Politicized Classrooms Are a Problem. But Are State Legislatures Really the Solution?

Politicized Classrooms Are a Problem. But Are State Legislatures Really the Solution?

Efforts are underway to address the problem of politicized classrooms in our public schools.

Yale Student Explains Why It’s Necessary to Encourage Two-Parent Families

Yale Student Explains Why It’s Necessary to Encourage Two-Parent Families

Rob Henderson overcame the odds of broken homes and foster care and graduated from Yale. His experiences have convinced him that two parents are essential to the well-being of children.

How Nat Turner’s Failed Revolt Changed the Debate on Slavery

How Nat Turner’s Failed Revolt Changed the Debate on Slavery

What was the real impact of Nat Turner’s bloody uprising, which resulted in the death of some 200 people?

In the Wake of Mass Shootings, Parents Reconsider Mass Schooling

In the Wake of Mass Shootings, Parents Reconsider Mass Schooling

Parents who remove their children from the confines of the conventional classroom are not running away from reality. They are running towards it.

Why the Millennials are Socialists

Why the Millennials are Socialists

If you want to understand what will likely happen politically in ten years, simply look at the cultural beliefs of the younger Americans and how they live their lives. Politics and policy will eventually conform.

Democrats and Republicans Agree: Public Schools Stink

Democrats and Republicans Agree: Public Schools Stink

Recognizing a problem is the first step toward solving it.

No, Public School Teachers Are Not Underpaid

No, Public School Teachers Are Not Underpaid

Many major media outlets report misleadingly small figures for teacher pay. By failing to reveal all aspects of teacher compensation, these outlets hid the true costs to taxpayers.

Why It's Time to Stop Mocking Sex Education that Teaches 'Just Say No'

Why It's Time to Stop Mocking Sex Education that Teaches 'Just Say No'

For decades, sexual progressives have ridiculed sex education for teens that focuses on abstinence until marriage, or “saying no”, but it becomes more and more obvious that “no” is the one word that young people most need to practise.

‘You Are Not Special; You Are Not Exceptional’: Why David McCullough Jr.'s dose of reality to young people is important

‘You Are Not Special; You Are Not Exceptional’: Why David McCullough Jr.'s dose of reality to young people is important

The empirical evidence that you are not special is overwhelming, David McCullough Jr. famously observed in a 2012 graduation speech. 

The Childhood Quality That’s the Best Predictor of Health, Wealth, and Happiness
Do Millennials Really Love Socialism?

Do Millennials Really Love Socialism?

Millennials think socialism sounds great... until they have to deal with the effects of the system.

Does It Pay to Graduate from an ‘Elite’ University? Not as Much as You’d Think

Does It Pay to Graduate from an ‘Elite’ University? Not as Much as You’d Think

Our research shows attending one of these elite universities doesn’t in itself significantly increase the average starting salary for graduates.

How a 1934 New York Graduation Exam Shows How Far Academic Standards Have Fallen

How a 1934 New York Graduation Exam Shows How Far Academic Standards Have Fallen

Was the 8th grade education of the past just as challenging academically, if not more so, than that which happens in today's college classrooms?

Chesterton: Dogma is Inescapable in Education

Chesterton: Dogma is Inescapable in Education

Dogma cannot be separated from education, G.K. Chesterton argued.

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