Education

Do Kids Today Need More Hands-on Education?

Do Kids Today Need More Hands-on Education?

Has the education system overlooked one of the most effective ways to give students an academic boost?

Intellectual Work Begins in Ecstasy

Intellectual Work Begins in Ecstasy

The word comes from the Greek ekstasis, meaning “standing outside of oneself.”

4 Ways to Get Beyond Superficial Conversation

4 Ways to Get Beyond Superficial Conversation

It just might be easier than you think.

Education Today: An Inch Deep and a Mile Wide?

Education Today: An Inch Deep and a Mile Wide?

Today’s education system too often emphasizes quantity over quality.

Bonhoeffer on the ‘Stupidity’ That Led to Hitler’s Rise

Bonhoeffer on the ‘Stupidity’ That Led to Hitler’s Rise

Americans today might do well to heed Bonhoeffer’s warning.  

Has the Public School System Become Tyrannical?

Has the Public School System Become Tyrannical?

“Pick your child up from school and you could be charged with trespassing.”

Are Kids More Capable than Today’s Parents Realize?

Are Kids More Capable than Today’s Parents Realize?

A lesson from Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Farmer Boy"

Ray Lewis Rips #BlackLivesMatter

Ray Lewis Rips #BlackLivesMatter

He says the group ignores black-on-black crime. The video has gone viral. 

Who is Assata Shakur?

Who is Assata Shakur?

In the 1970s she took part in the execution of a cop. 

Study: 1 in 4 College Freshmen Need Remedial Education

Study: 1 in 4 College Freshmen Need Remedial Education

“With an average of two remedial classes taken per student, the half million recent high school graduates and their families overall paid an extra $3,000 for skills and content they should have learned in high school.”

Chicago Public Schools has a $1 billion deficit!?!

Chicago Public Schools has a $1 billion deficit!?!

And an overall $11 billion hole in its budget -- no wonder there was a teacher strike.

Study: Grammar Nazis are Jerks

Study: Grammar Nazis are Jerks

If you are one of those people constantly correcting other people’s grammar, you might not want to read this.

Chicago Teachers Union Rally: ‘F-ck the Police’

Chicago Teachers Union Rally: ‘F-ck the Police’

Caught on Video: There’s a new controversy brewing in Chicago.

Parents Should Spoil Their Children… with Books

Parents Should Spoil Their Children… with Books

“Spoiling” children with the right books can actually aid parents in raising well-disciplined and virtuous children.

Are we creating Men without Chests?

Are we creating Men without Chests?

Such is the tragi-comedy of our situation – we continue to clamor for those very qualities we are rendering impossible. 

Is It Still Important to Teach Children to Cook?

Is It Still Important to Teach Children to Cook?

Millennials are realizing they can't cook... and sense they're missing out.

What makes an American? (Part 2)

What makes an American? (Part 2)

If it’s the Constitution, we’re in trouble. 

College Isn't for Everyone

College Isn't for Everyone

In our quest to get more impoverished kids into college, have we actually doomed them to a life of greater poverty?

Terrific: District Calls Teacher ‘Negligent’ for Trying to Break Up a Fight

Terrific: District Calls Teacher ‘Negligent’ for Trying to Break Up a Fight

Can anyone blame teachers for wanting to get out of the system?

U. of New Hampshire Students Actually Created a ‘Bias-Free Language Guide’

U. of New Hampshire Students Actually Created a ‘Bias-Free Language Guide’

Find out all the offensive things you say. 

Beverly Cleary on Why Today’s Kids Aren’t Free to Roam

Beverly Cleary on Why Today’s Kids Aren’t Free to Roam

The author of Ramona Quimby & Co. brings up a reason why free-range parenting might not work anymore.

Former Clinton Advisor:  Censorship on Campuses Un-American and Selective

Former Clinton Advisor: Censorship on Campuses Un-American and Selective

Lawrence Summers wrote a blog post Thursday condemning the way university leaders handle ‘microaggresions.’ 

Study: Women are Biased AGAINST Short Men

Study: Women are Biased AGAINST Short Men

Our systems – and women – are tough on short men, studies show. 

This Mother Taught Her Children to Read at a 12th Grade Level in ONE Day!

This Mother Taught Her Children to Read at a 12th Grade Level in ONE Day!

Are we making reading harder than it really needs to be?

Are Colleges Giving Out Easy 'As'?

Are Colleges Giving Out Easy 'As'?

Easy As do a lot to raise a student’s self-esteem, but they don’t help in the area for which college was originally intended.

Why FDR was against Public Employee Unions

Why FDR was against Public Employee Unions

In the case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the Supreme Court announced a 4-4 vote on March 29, 2016. The tie was due to the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. For teachers unions around the country it was a great victory that would have likely not happened. FDR likely would have been disappointed.

Why You Should Read Almost EVERYTHING Written by One Author

Why You Should Read Almost EVERYTHING Written by One Author

It's key for one's learning... 

Propaganda: Are Americans Being Taken In By It?

Propaganda: Are Americans Being Taken In By It?

They will be without the ability or tools to think through and analyze media messages.

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