Education

The Virtues of Boredom in an Anxious Age

The Virtues of Boredom in an Anxious Age

Could it be that we need more boredom?

The Best Way to Teach History to Children

The Best Way to Teach History to Children

When an old person dies, a library burns to the ground.

Jussie Smollett’s Hoax: Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Jussie Smollett’s Hoax: Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Jussie Smollett wasted police time and resources while attempting to paint himself as a victim. Has the lenient attitude toward hate crime hoaxes on many campuses spread to the rest of the country, as well?

How to Raise 'Em Tough in a World of Chaos

How to Raise 'Em Tough in a World of Chaos

Is it too risky to bring children into this chaotic world in which we live?

Five Simple Dating Tips Today’s Young People Have Forgotten

Five Simple Dating Tips Today’s Young People Have Forgotten

Professor Kerry Cronin and her famous dating class at Boston College are back in the news.

Professor Explains How Hiring Really Works at Universities

Professor Explains How Hiring Really Works at Universities

It seems the public and state legislators are rightly concerned that free speech, merit-based decisions, and race- and gender-blind assessment have vanished from universities.

How Storytelling Could Revitalize U.S. History Scores

How Storytelling Could Revitalize U.S. History Scores

Whatever I teach, I teach storytelling.

Is It Time to Dump the SAT?

Is It Time to Dump the SAT?

One study recently revealed that nine out of 10 college students admitted to cheating on their exams and papers.

College Admission Scandal Grew out of a System That Was Ripe for Corruption

College Admission Scandal Grew out of a System That Was Ripe for Corruption

As part of the “Operation Varsity Blues” case that federal prosecutors announced March 12, dozens of people – including Hollywood actresses and wealthy businessmen – stand accused of having bought their children’s way into elite colleges and universities.

Lawmakers Want to Give Voting Rights to Teens They Treat Like Toddlers with Compulsory Schooling Laws

Lawmakers Want to Give Voting Rights to Teens They Treat Like Toddlers with Compulsory Schooling Laws

Sixteen-year-olds may get permission to vote, but in school, they still need permission to use the bathroom.

The Carl Jung Behind Jordan Peterson

The Carl Jung Behind Jordan Peterson

The Swiss psychologist foresaw and lamented the West's break with tradition and the loneliness of modernity.

The Secret to Having Model Manners

The Secret to Having Model Manners

The Royals know the secret... do you?

Schools Renormalize Raising Adults

Schools Renormalize Raising Adults

It’s unfortunate, of course, that we need projects and play clubs to grant our children a taste of the freedom and fun we enjoyed as kids.

Is the Racial Gap in Suspensions Due to Racism?

Is the Racial Gap in Suspensions Due to Racism?

Neither racism nor subjectivity is the primary cause of the higher black suspension rate.

Do You Want Fries With That? Thoughts on a Liberal Arts Major

Do You Want Fries With That? Thoughts on a Liberal Arts Major

Studying the liberal arts may seem like a one way road to unemployment. Nothing could further from the truth.  

Is There a Threat to English?

Is There a Threat to English?

When it comes to language assimilation, neither of the standard assurances is convincing.

Canada’s Universal Child Care Program Suggests Elizabeth Warren’s Plan Would Be Disastrous for Children

Canada’s Universal Child Care Program Suggests Elizabeth Warren’s Plan Would Be Disastrous for Children

If Canada’s program is any indication, the government’s definition of “high-quality” child care may, in fact, be harming children.

What One Professor Learned While Teaching Conservative Political Theory to Liberal Students

What One Professor Learned While Teaching Conservative Political Theory to Liberal Students

Does open discussion of ideas bring greater contention, or not?

US Schools Are Leaving Students Ill-Equipped to Compete with Artificial Intelligence

US Schools Are Leaving Students Ill-Equipped to Compete with Artificial Intelligence

To compete with robots, we need an education model that nurtures human imagination and ingenuity.

Most Americans Can’t Pass a Basic Citizenship Test. Here’s Why We Should Be Worried.

Most Americans Can’t Pass a Basic Citizenship Test. Here’s Why We Should Be Worried.

We need to fix this, for the sake of our republic.

Adolescents Have a Fundamental Need to Contribute

Adolescents Have a Fundamental Need to Contribute

It’s time to move away from outdated stereotypes of adolescents as only selfish and dangerous risk-takers and to consider how they are ripe for learning about contributing to others and their communities.

Report on Covington Students Finds ‘No Evidence’ of ‘Offensive or Racist Statements’

Report on Covington Students Finds ‘No Evidence’ of ‘Offensive or Racist Statements’

“We see no evidence that students responded with any offensive or racist statements of their own."

Booker T. Washington’s Racial Compromise?

Booker T. Washington’s Racial Compromise?

Booker T. Washington indeed might have sought reconciliation between white and black, but his call was truly to his own race alone to educate themselves and to work hard to improve mind and character.

Is Diversity an Enemy of Excellence?

Is Diversity an Enemy of Excellence?

Diversity programs are evolving just as many have predicted: to erode academic standards and to promote second-rate fields and third-rate thinking.

Evidence Suggests Some Schools are Finally Freeing Students from the Bonds of Mediocrity

Evidence Suggests Some Schools are Finally Freeing Students from the Bonds of Mediocrity

"We suppress genius because we haven’t yet figured out how to manage a population of educated men and women. The solution, I think, is simple and glorious."

Why Are Young Men No Longer Solid Providers?

Why Are Young Men No Longer Solid Providers?

It appears that the genre of young-man-in-Mom’s-basement is no longer looked down upon but is in fact extolled as a viable career choice.

Is the Media the Enemy of the People?

Is the Media the Enemy of the People?

Far from being the “guardians” of democracy or the supposed voice of the people, the current media and academic establishment is the revolutionary vanguard at odds with the common American.

Do We Need More Screen-Free Zones?

Do We Need More Screen-Free Zones?

On a recent trip to the zoo with my kids, I wondered, are there any unmediated experiences left?

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