Education

March for Our Lives: Can they answer this tough question?

March for Our Lives: Can they answer this tough question?

What changed between the days when kids were trusted to bring guns to school and store them in lockers to our times of “zero-tolerance”?

Rand Paul Proves in One Tweet That Congress Is Broken

Rand Paul Proves in One Tweet That Congress Is Broken

House members were given 1,000 minutes to read a 2,232-page bill. How many do you think even tried?

Should Teens Be Taught Parenting Skills?

Should Teens Be Taught Parenting Skills?

With two children in tow, another one on the way, and a great deal of time in the public eye, the Duchess of Cambridge is undoubtedly one of the world’s foremost mothers.

A Million Students Are Marching Against Guns. My Daughter Enrolled in a Trauma Casualty Training Class.

A Million Students Are Marching Against Guns. My Daughter Enrolled in a Trauma Casualty Training Class.

Thousands of students walked out of their classes to protest congressional inaction on gun control earlier this month. Organizers estimate that a million students will take part in upcoming anti-gun violence rallies.

Creativity Scores in America Have Steadily Declined Since 1990. Why?

Creativity Scores in America Have Steadily Declined Since 1990. Why?

As schooling has expanded over the past several decades, consuming more of childhood than ever before, and becoming more standardized and restrictive, it should be no surprise that American creativity has simultaneously plummeted.

Therapy Dogs Can Help Reduce Student Stress, Anxiety and Improve School Attendance

Therapy Dogs Can Help Reduce Student Stress, Anxiety and Improve School Attendance

Given the impact therapy dogs can have on student well-being, schools and universities are increasingly adopting therapy dog programs as an inexpensive way of providing social and emotional support for students.

Removing Analogies From the SAT Was a Bad Idea

Removing Analogies From the SAT Was a Bad Idea

The analogies section was removed from the SAT in 2005 for dubious reasons. 

4 Bits of Advice from Ben Franklin on How to Be a ‘Rational Being’

4 Bits of Advice from Ben Franklin on How to Be a ‘Rational Being’

Does our society need to revive the simple straightforwardness of cultivating rational creatures?

5 Ways Obama’s Discipline Policy Made Schools Less Effective and Safe

5 Ways Obama’s Discipline Policy Made Schools Less Effective and Safe

As is typical with so many other policies, federal meddling in what should be a local matter leads to poor results.

This High School Senior Explains Why It’s Better to ‘Walk Up’ to Help Others Than to Walk Out of Classes

This High School Senior Explains Why It’s Better to ‘Walk Up’ to Help Others Than to Walk Out of Classes

“I feel like the media tends to focus a lot on the anger, hurt, and destruction of our youth in society,” Alessa Love, who attends Westlake High School in Saratoga Springs.

John Locke’s 3 Tips for Raising Financially Independent Children

John Locke’s 3 Tips for Raising Financially Independent Children

The habits families model or teach to their children – whether in spending or saving – will likely get passed on to each generation whether they are wise or not.

Philosopher Erich Fromm on Why People Fail at Love

Philosopher Erich Fromm on Why People Fail at Love

In his classic book 'The Art of Loving,' social psychologist Erich Fromm explained how 'being in love' depends largely on increasing our own capacity to love.

City of Baltimore Will Bus Students To Anti-Gun Protest—at Cost of $100k

City of Baltimore Will Bus Students To Anti-Gun Protest—at Cost of $100k

At a cost of $100,000, the city of Baltimore plans to provide 60 free buses to take students from its schools to planned anti-gun demonstrations in Washington, D.C. later this month.

Survey: Only One-Third of Students Think the Constitution Should Protect Hate Speech

Survey: Only One-Third of Students Think the Constitution Should Protect Hate Speech

College students are very supportive of free speech protection... but only if it fits within their idea of diversity and inclusion.

Do Gender Inclusion Policies Favor Girls?

Do Gender Inclusion Policies Favor Girls?

A former girls-only summer camp says it now includes boys... but it's still labeled as a day program for girls. A subtle form of discrimination against boys?

Forcing Students to Apply to College Is a Bad Idea

Forcing Students to Apply to College Is a Bad Idea

Should college be the norm for students after they graduate from high school?

American Parents Spend 6 Hours Per Week on Their Kids’ Homework

American Parents Spend 6 Hours Per Week on Their Kids’ Homework

That's equal to an entire day of school. 

Why Young Readers Need Real Books

Why Young Readers Need Real Books

If we want to raise children who can hold a conversation, they need actual people with whom to converse. Likewise, if we want to raise readers, they need, more than anything else, real and worthy books to read…

Working Mom: Stop Marginalizing Stay-at-Home Parenting

Working Mom: Stop Marginalizing Stay-at-Home Parenting

The idea that women have been freed from the chains of full-time motherhood to pursue more meaningful work is sexism disguised as enlightenment.

The Bath School Massacre: The Worst School Attack in U.S. History

The Bath School Massacre: The Worst School Attack in U.S. History

On May 18, 1927, a deranged and embittered farmer named Andrew Kehoe committed the worst school mass killing in American history. 

Chilling Sommers: Another Blow to Discourse

Chilling Sommers: Another Blow to Discourse

The video of the protest is, frankly, cringe-worthy and embarrassing.

Want Boys to Become Men? Teach Them the Classical Virtues

Want Boys to Become Men? Teach Them the Classical Virtues

“I don’t really know what it means to be a boy besides physical attributes.”

Edina School Board Settles Lawsuit with Conservative Students, Denies Wrongdoing

Edina School Board Settles Lawsuit with Conservative Students, Denies Wrongdoing

An attorney representing the students had called the school’s action 'a clear case of discrimination against students with conservative beliefs by a school whose policies have been documented as promoting an extreme ideological agenda.'

Bill Gates Fails Logic While Talking Cryptocurrencies in Reddit AMA

Bill Gates Fails Logic While Talking Cryptocurrencies in Reddit AMA

Even Bill Gates commits logical fallacies on occasion. 

Millennial Males with Degrees are Getting Crushed in the Workplace (See Chart)
Bubble-Wrapping Children: School Bans Students from Touching Snow

Bubble-Wrapping Children: School Bans Students from Touching Snow

According to news reports, recent snowfalls led the head of the Jo Richardson Community School to decree that pupils were not allowed to have snowball fights, nor were they even allowed to touch the snow.

The Real Reason Women Avoid Careers in Math and Science

The Real Reason Women Avoid Careers in Math and Science

Where women have a choice, they tend not to choose STEM jobs.

Media Misinformation About Arming Teachers

Media Misinformation About Arming Teachers

Given that the lives of schoolchildren and teachers hang in the balance, twisting the truth or hiding from it could have deadly outcomes.

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