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Is It Okay to Bribe Your Kids?

Is It Okay to Bribe Your Kids?

According to this philosopher, yes.

Wendell Berry's Unsettling Description of Modern Life
Cursive: Easier Than We’ve Been Led to Believe?

Cursive: Easier Than We’ve Been Led to Believe?

According to TIME magazine, Shrewsbury is on a mission to instruct cursive-illiterate adults how quickly and easily they can overcome the cursive barrier in their lives.

I’m Tired of Celebrating “Teachers”

I’m Tired of Celebrating “Teachers”

The latest Key & Peele sketch “TeachingCenter” is still going viral.

Was Your High School English Class Better than Your Grandma’s?

Was Your High School English Class Better than Your Grandma’s?

My grandmother passed away a few months ago. While looking through her belongings, I discovered several scrapbooks from her school days in the 1930s and 40s.

Walter Palmer: Scapegoat?

Walter Palmer: Scapegoat?

Many people are confused why more vitriol is being directed toward Walter Palmer, the killer of Cecil the Lion, than toward Planned Parenthood. There may be something deeper at work.

Cecil the Lion Named for Racist, Imperialist

Cecil the Lion Named for Racist, Imperialist

If you know anything about the colonization of Africa in the 1800s, you might be wondering about where “Cecil the Lion” got his name.

Men and Women: Equal but not the Same?

Men and Women: Equal but not the Same?

Those of us born after the sexual revolution of the 1960s have been raised to believe that there is no inherent difference between men and women.

Mythbusters Star Argues That Schools Should Bring Back Shop Class

Mythbusters Star Argues That Schools Should Bring Back Shop Class

American students could probably use some hands-on learning.

A Haunting Line About How Civilizations Fall

A Haunting Line About How Civilizations Fall

You may remember it from the beginning of Mel Gibson’s film Apocalypto.

George Washington University Removing SAT/ACT Requirement

George Washington University Removing SAT/ACT Requirement

In high school, you were a voracious reader, had argumentation and writing skills superior to most of your classmates, and received good grades. But your standardized test scores were mediocre at best, and they hurt your college applications.

There’s Not a Googol of Anything in the Universe

There’s Not a Googol of Anything in the Universe

File this under the “whodathunk?” category…

Check Out This White Privilege Survey Administered to Teachers

Check Out This White Privilege Survey Administered to Teachers

Here is a white privilege survey that was administered to teachers in the St. Paul Public Schools district (MN) by Pacific Educational Group—a consultant for many public school districts around the country.

As If Tuition Wasn't Bad Enough...

As If Tuition Wasn't Bad Enough...

It was my first course in college. Nervous and uncertain about how to navigate this new world, I examined the class syllabus, called the college bookstore, and ordered the required textbook for my course.

Not a Fan of the Term 'White Privilege'?

Not a Fan of the Term 'White Privilege'?

Here are 7 possible reasons why.

Is American Education Missing This Important Component?

Is American Education Missing This Important Component?

Perhaps, then, the solution to our educational woes is not the new, up-and-coming curriculum that every school is following, nor an increased emphasis on testing, nor the latest and greatest tech devices. Perhaps students just need truth.

Who Was Right: Orwell or Huxley?

Who Was Right: Orwell or Huxley?

From the Foreword of Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, in which he compares the dystopian visions of George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World....

Among the Ruins of Carthage

Among the Ruins of Carthage

No strong power endures forever.

High School History Lessons: 1936 vs. Today

High School History Lessons: 1936 vs. Today

The differences between the two texts certainly give cause to be on the lookout for further contrasts between today’s history books and the ones which educated our grandparents.

Rome Abandoning Roman Numerals

Rome Abandoning Roman Numerals

The barbarian conquest continues.

Why are we so understanding towards the crimes of Communism?

Why are we so understanding towards the crimes of Communism?

Have the crimes of Communism been forgotten?

If You Want to Do Something Creative…

If You Want to Do Something Creative…

The overwhelming majority of creative people have a routine that they religiously adhere to, regardless of whether they happen to feel inspired.

Portland Diner Incident: They Were Both to Blame

Portland Diner Incident: They Were Both to Blame

By now, many of you have read about the incident. For many parents, it’s a worst nightmare scenario. A vacationing couple went out to breakfast at Marcy’s Diner in Portland, Maine, with their 2-year-old daughter. The 2-year-old began to scream, and didn’t stop.

But What About the Socialization?!?

But What About the Socialization?!?

Important social lessons can be learned at school. But families have a potential socializing advantage that schools don’t.

U.S. Department of Education: Parents Are Support Staff

U.S. Department of Education: Parents Are Support Staff

Perhaps society would be better off if the government stepped back and recognized that parents are the primary and best educators of their children?  

Should the U.S. Legalize Polygamy?

Should the U.S. Legalize Polygamy?

For the sake of both legal and intellectual consistency, should the U.S. legalize polygamy?

When Libertarianism and Relativism Collide

When Libertarianism and Relativism Collide

A question posed in one of our most popular Facebook posts:

A 200 Year-Old Warning about Education in America

A 200 Year-Old Warning about Education in America

Miller warned about the utopian view of education he saw developing. 

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