Education

8 Deeper-Than-Usual Critiques of American Education

8 Deeper-Than-Usual Critiques of American Education

From Allan Bloom's bestselling book, "The Closing of the American Mind." 

The Education of C.S. Lewis

The Education of C.S. Lewis

Here's how C.S. Lewis developed into the great novelist...

Why a New Computer Program May Improve Writing Proficiency

Why a New Computer Program May Improve Writing Proficiency

The development of the program is timely, as American students are in desperate need of help with their writing. Currently, only 27% of them are proficient.

The Tragedy of Laquan McDonald

The Tragedy of Laquan McDonald

Let’s talk about root causes. 

Is it Time to Stop Pushing the “College-for-All” Mantra?

Is it Time to Stop Pushing the “College-for-All” Mantra?

Would today’s students be better off if we provided and encouraged more hands-on and practical training program options in the United States?

'Pilpul' describes what happened to academic writing

'Pilpul' describes what happened to academic writing

Jewish scholarship was dead. In its place came empty discussions...

Australian Schools Brought Back Greek and Latin – and Are Seeing Amazing Results!

Australian Schools Brought Back Greek and Latin – and Are Seeing Amazing Results!

Does the modern rejection of classical languages contribute to falling proficiency in public schools?

Read Literature to Learn and Love the Truth

Read Literature to Learn and Love the Truth

You do not read good books ... so that you can do well on a test and secure a prestigious job and then die.

Have You Read These 10 Titles From the Original Harvard Library?

Have You Read These 10 Titles From the Original Harvard Library?

John Harvard probably read all of them - and he died at 31!

'They Will not be Judged by the Color of Their Skin'

'They Will not be Judged by the Color of Their Skin'

Much progress has been made, but...

Homeschoolers Sued For Letting Their Children Play Outside During the Day

Homeschoolers Sued For Letting Their Children Play Outside During the Day

Should homeschool families be able to continue to use their property as they see fit - at any time of the day?

If You Want a Family, Think Real Hard About What You Study in College

If You Want a Family, Think Real Hard About What You Study in College

Both men and women who want families need to make smart decisions about college. 

Are Schools Squelching the Intelligence of American Children?

Are Schools Squelching the Intelligence of American Children?

Three education tips to grow a young mind.

MLK on the Purpose of Education: 8 Quotes

MLK on the Purpose of Education: 8 Quotes

“Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education.”

Shocker: Study Finds Attractive Women Get Better Grades

Shocker: Study Finds Attractive Women Get Better Grades

In case it wasn't already apparent that life is not fair...

What is segregation?

What is segregation?

The state of Minnesota has a problem with minority parents finding majority minority schools that work.

10% of College Graduates think Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court

10% of College Graduates think Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court

Oh, and older college graduates are smarter than young ones.

In Wisconsin, It’s No Longer PC to Root for Your Team

In Wisconsin, It’s No Longer PC to Root for Your Team

High school sports spectators are the latest victims in our ban-happy culture.

Is it Unconstitutional for Unions to Force Teachers to Pay Dues?

Is it Unconstitutional for Unions to Force Teachers to Pay Dues?

Perhaps it's time to pass fairness on to our teachers.

Teaching Children Manners: Is It Still Worth the Effort?

Teaching Children Manners: Is It Still Worth the Effort?

Sixty-one percent of parents say they don't have time.

Textbook Exec: "I Hate Kids"... Common Core "All About the Money"

Textbook Exec: "I Hate Kids"... Common Core "All About the Money"

Apparently, the man behind the ACORN sting videos is now set on taking down a new foe: the Common Core Standards.

College Enrollment is Decreasing… Is That a Good Thing?

College Enrollment is Decreasing… Is That a Good Thing?

Declining college enrollment could be a sign that people are entering into the workforce sooner. 

Medical Journal: Talking Toys are No Substitute for A Parent

Medical Journal: Talking Toys are No Substitute for A Parent

Time for parents to slow down and invest time and conversation in their little ones?

Are Computers Contributing to the Decline of Writing Skills?

Are Computers Contributing to the Decline of Writing Skills?

Writing proficiency scores declined when students wrote essays with computers rather than pencil and paper.
 

British Educator: Student Success Comes from “Quiet, sensible, matter-of-fact parents”
Do LGBT kids need school choice?

Do LGBT kids need school choice?

A private school for LGBT kids is opening in Atlanta, but tuition is $13k.

Study: It’s Not Your Imagination, Modern Kindergarten is More Demanding

Study: It’s Not Your Imagination, Modern Kindergarten is More Demanding

Are we setting them up for academic burnout and failure?

Ben Franklin’s 3 Tips for People Actually Interested in Rational Debate

Ben Franklin’s 3 Tips for People Actually Interested in Rational Debate

Public discourse might be more civil if we followed Franklin's example.

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