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The Out-of-Wedlock Birthrate is Going Up

The Out-of-Wedlock Birthrate is Going Up

Check out the trend since 1940. 

Good Luck Deciphering This Academic Gibberish!

Good Luck Deciphering This Academic Gibberish!

It’s not you, it’s them.

Not Equal?

Not Equal?

The problem of equality and biology is on full display with the new feminist cause de jour: air conditioning in the office.

Would You Have Wanted This Curriculum in High School?

Would You Have Wanted This Curriculum in High School?

Some schools are returning to a curriculum that approximates the rigor of times past.

All Work and No Sleep Makes Jack an Inefficient Employee
Alasdair MacIntyre's Famous Comparison between the Fall of Rome and America Today
A Little-Known Statistic about America's Education System

A Little-Known Statistic about America's Education System

Since 1939, the number of school districts in America has decreased by over 90%. 

Should We Try Separating School and Sports?

Should We Try Separating School and Sports?

Out of the question?

To Mow or Not to Mow?

To Mow or Not to Mow?

An Ohio woman refused to mow her lawn.

6 Extremely Relevant Quotes from C.S. Lewis’ Abolition of Man

6 Extremely Relevant Quotes from C.S. Lewis’ Abolition of Man

"The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid ‘dens of crime’ that Dickens loved to paint."

Today’s Man Bites Dog Story: Public School Teacher Takes On Unions

Today’s Man Bites Dog Story: Public School Teacher Takes On Unions

Rebecca Friedrichs had a rude awakening as a young student teacher. Concerned about the physically abusive teacher in the class next door, she asked her own master teacher what they should do about the abuse.

Phrase of the Day: Nostalgie de la Boue

Phrase of the Day: Nostalgie de la Boue

Something to keep in mind as you watch the news.

How is Liberty Lost?

How is Liberty Lost?

Is the fault in our government or in ourselves?

Today’s Schools Are Passing Kids Even When They Fail

Today’s Schools Are Passing Kids Even When They Fail

Are schools increasingly passing students on to the next grade despite poor performance in class?

Is Our Education System Putting Our Country At Risk?

Is Our Education System Putting Our Country At Risk?

It has been 32 years since the Reagan administration document shocked the nation.

Check Out David Foster Wallace's Course Syllabus

Check Out David Foster Wallace's Course Syllabus

Would you have taken this course?

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…

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