How do we correct a failing educational system?
For decades, universities have drifted further and further away from their true purpose. Now they are taking the rest of the world with them.
Some students think that America should offer free college education, like Europe. But comparing the two educational system is comparing apples and oranges. The American system, for all its problems, is more open and flexible.
If Shakespeare stands at the center of our culture, then getting people to read his plays and attend them belongs to the core tasks of the preservation of Western Civilization. The plays are not difficult to stage. Here are some examples of local communities who are showing how to do it.
California’s politicians seem to believe only some ideas are welcome—if those ideas have been “fact-checked” by the heavy hand of government-sponsored boards.
Raising kids to take the punches of life begins with simple things like daily chores and exercise.
It's a whole different game when you're asked to open your wallet...
When I taught homeschool seminars in Latin, history, and literature in Asheville, North Carolina, I would wait for a cold spell in February and then email my students to come to class dressed for the weather.
If we want students to try activities, to learn to work hard, to overcome challenges, and pursue their dreams, we need to stop demeaning their activities with something as flimsy as participation awards.
The Trump administration is considering rescinding a “Dear Colleague” letter sent in 2014 to public school administrators nationwide, providing guidelines regarding school discipline policies consistent with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.
Public education fanatics need to reexamine their history books.
Once the “privileged” sex with many advantages, the American male now seems to be fighting an uphill battle to maintain a fair and reasonable position in society.
Turns out, free lunches get really expensive.
The fact is, not every child in the world will turn into a stellar reader, sucking up information from books left and right. But there are a few simple ways adults can foster a love of reading in children.
As a college teacher, I try to listen to all points of view, and I want students to feel they can speak up in class to express their own thoughts, and to challenge anything I say in class.
We miss a lot of important truths by simply sticking to new books and avoiding the old.
Isn't that the whole point of libraries in the first place?
Understanding our rights under the law is tantamount in a free society, a lesson I learned from my mother.
How many school shootings happen in the U.S. in a single school year? The answer is surprisingly hard to figure out.
If print starts to die, a lot will go with it.
The question is, will the rest of America do the same?
Why have good manners become an object of scorn?
Only 24% of students in the 8th and 12th grades were proficient in writing. Why are Americans such lousy writers? They are not taught to write.
The time is ripe, she said, for America to embrace the values that her uncle fought and prayed for.
Five suggestions to have a college education which prepares you for life
To be a good writer you need to think about what your readers want, you need to read more, you need to edit and you have to actually write. So, get started.
Students perform better when they work under a moderate amount of stress. Studies also show that too much praise of students is not a good idea.
We've long been told that education is the salvation of the world. But is it?