Education

Academic Writing is Becoming a Caricature of Itself

Academic Writing is Becoming a Caricature of Itself

In no other time in history have so many professors written so much that is unintelligible.

1st Century Historian: Education is “The One and Essential Thing”

1st Century Historian: Education is “The One and Essential Thing”

According to Plutarch, knowledge is the only thing that can't be taken from you. 

Could Students Today Pass the 1919 SAT Exam?

Could Students Today Pass the 1919 SAT Exam?

Passing requires these 3 characteristics.
 

Doctor: Overstimulation May Be Causing ADHD

Doctor: Overstimulation May Be Causing ADHD

Are American adults aiding and abetting the rapid rise in ADHD?

This Family’s 7 Kids All Enrolled in College by Age 12?!?
Chesterton and the Meaning of Education

Chesterton and the Meaning of Education

Chesterton thought we now had a “standardization by a low standard,” a dumbing-down of standards to a lowest-common denominator of prescribed mediocrity.

This great inventor only had 5 years of formal schooling

This great inventor only had 5 years of formal schooling

Would he have achieved as much in today’s education settings? 

What American Education Has in Common with the Dark Ages

What American Education Has in Common with the Dark Ages

4 characteristics of a decline in education in the 6th century...

University Embarrassed by Typo

University Embarrassed by Typo

Typos either reveal the inability to spell or the need to slow down.

A Job Listing That Confirms Our Fears about Americans

A Job Listing That Confirms Our Fears about Americans

Knowledgeable readers are a dying breed...

Mass communication promotes mass conformity

Mass communication promotes mass conformity

Being aware of what's happening is the first step to regaining our intellectual independence.

The Pushback Against Preschool

The Pushback Against Preschool

Would more parents be better off simply conducting “preschool” at home?

Teenagers: They can achieve so much more

Teenagers: They can achieve so much more

We need an education system that helps teens reach their full potential.

Used Bookstores Experiencing a Revival

Used Bookstores Experiencing a Revival

It’s encouraging to hear that there are still some folks who are seeking to feed their minds and expand their thinking.

Neuroscientist: U.S. High Schools Are Too Boring for Students

Neuroscientist: U.S. High Schools Are Too Boring for Students

Adolescent brains are primed for learning, but U.S. high schools aren't taking advantage of the opportunity.

Homeschooling on the Rise Both in the U.S. and Elsewhere

Homeschooling on the Rise Both in the U.S. and Elsewhere

Given the state of the public schools, such a dramatic flight shouldn't be a surprise.

10 Quotes from the Education System's Most Infamous Critic

10 Quotes from the Education System's Most Infamous Critic

He's the former New York State Teacher of the Year.

Wow! This College's Curriculum is VERY Impressive!

Wow! This College's Curriculum is VERY Impressive!

If you’re going to focus on the liberal arts in college, you might as well do it right.

Why Rereading Books is So Important

Why Rereading Books is So Important

It can play a crucial role in one's intellectual growth.

The Educational Value of Shame

The Educational Value of Shame

For most of human history, not only schools but societies have depended on the educative power of shame.

When It Comes to Job Qualifications, Are Skills More Important than a College Degree?

When It Comes to Job Qualifications, Are Skills More Important than a College Degree?

Something that students and employers alike need to consider.

Two-Parent Households at an All-Time Low

Two-Parent Households at an All-Time Low

Should Americans once again embrace the value of the two-parent family?  

Scientists Still Need to Study the Liberal Arts

Scientists Still Need to Study the Liberal Arts

Modern education tends to focus on STEM to the exclusion of the liberal arts. 

Public school asks students to sing ‘Allahu Akbar’

Public school asks students to sing ‘Allahu Akbar’

There is no value-neutral education. What's the solution?

Professor Tells Parents: “You Are Being Played”

Professor Tells Parents: “You Are Being Played”

"There is no real education anymore, but I still have to create the impression that education is happening."

Educator: Young Children Need Conversation, Not Preschool

Educator: Young Children Need Conversation, Not Preschool

If early childhood educator Erika Christakis is right, politicians may want to put a hold on the preschool push.

Some Books Are Meant to Be STUDIED Not READ

Some Books Are Meant to Be STUDIED Not READ

If you want to become familiar with many of the great books, they’re going to make you work for it.

Good Grief! Public School “Neutralizes” A Charlie Brown Christmas

Good Grief! Public School “Neutralizes” A Charlie Brown Christmas

The school district’s superintendent noted that the play was “modified to neutralize all views.”

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