These make the NAEP 8th grade sample questions look like a piece of cake.
The Rough Rider had a lot to say.
"We may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when I’m as good as you has fully had its way."
Is there a way to give children rights without raising them to be ill-behaved little terrors?
One elementary school began teaching Greek and Latin word roots and saw interesting results...
Are parents going to have to take matters into their own hands and fill the many holes being left by today’s education system?
The Founding Fathers debated whether the Constitution should include a Bill of Rights at all.
Depression is a terrible beast, isn’t it?
Many children are no longer familiar with a key source which Charles Schulz used for his inspiration.
Do we have a lot more "geniuses" in this country than we realize?
According to Tolstoy, death no longer has meaning for civilized man.
Are you smarter than an 8th grader in 1904?
Have we come to believe that manners are bonds of affliction, rather than affection?
"The American Ascendancy, epitomized iconically on the silver screen by John Wayne, is not dying but dead."
“I started with this idea in my head, ‘Dere’s two things I’ve got a right to, and dese are, Death or Liberty..."
In a recent Slate podcast, a caller posed the following question:
Young men could not easily backslide on a promise.
Has the tendency toward an easier reading diet both in school and in everyday life dulled many people’s ability to process and understand important concepts?
Hair used to be a huge deal to people.
Four and a half centuries before the Holocaust, thousands of Jews in Lisbon were tortured and killed for heresy on Easter.
When it comes to an emphasis on the individual, Americans lead the pack.
The Russian naval commander kept his cool when it mattered most.
By avoiding difficult texts in our colleges and universities, have we tossed out the opportunities to create many real “geniuses”?
'You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.'
Even the lowest soldier in the Judaic army was literate, it appears.
Here are the conditions that have given rise to dictators in the past.
Words to ponder in the face of a lighter wallet...