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6 Problematic Quotes from the Founder of America's Education System

6 Problematic Quotes from the Founder of America's Education System

Elements in Horace Mann's thought are reflected in some of the problems faced by today's education system.

Should Couples Have More Children?

Should Couples Have More Children?

Given the facts of declining fertility rates and the trouble they could cause, do we need to reconsider the popular idea that we are overpopulated?

Harvard Prof Says U.S. and China Could be at War in the Next Decade

Harvard Prof Says U.S. and China Could be at War in the Next Decade

The “Thucydides Trap” makes such a conflict more likely than not in the near future.

 
Technology Invades Our Minds

Technology Invades Our Minds

Learning from Joost Meerloo, who wrote on brainwashing, indoctrination, and totalitarian states.

Leading Psychologist: Giving iPads to Babies is "Child Abuse"

Leading Psychologist: Giving iPads to Babies is "Child Abuse"

Should parents keep toddlers away from screens as much as possible?

Should Religion and Politics Mix?

Should Religion and Politics Mix?

Ever heard of the Black Robe Regiment?

Beating a Blind Kid

Beating a Blind Kid

Sometimes violence is appropriate. 

What Plutarch Had to Say about Tiger Moms

What Plutarch Had to Say about Tiger Moms

Based on his advice, does it seem like parents should beware of demanding too much from their children?

Play Has Been Replaced by Play Dates

Play Has Been Replaced by Play Dates

Are today's kids suffering from too much structured play?
 

Soundtrack for a Civil War

Soundtrack for a Civil War

Some tunes are perfect.

George Will Calls Pope Francis a "False Prophet"

George Will Calls Pope Francis a "False Prophet"

Conservatives like Will have some legitimate gripes, but they still need to come up with a positive vision in regard to the environment.

If You Want a Job, These are the 10 Worst Majors to Pursue

If You Want a Job, These are the 10 Worst Majors to Pursue

Studying what you want does not always result in your desired salary, and it may very well result in no job at all.

How This Teacher Makes $4 Million per Year

How This Teacher Makes $4 Million per Year

Teachers in America frequently complain that they are underpaid. But that is not a complaint you will hear from South Korean teacher, Andrew Kim.

The Pope Francis Media Circus is a Two-Edged Sword

The Pope Francis Media Circus is a Two-Edged Sword

The excitement surrounding Pope Francis’ visit to America is the closest Catholics get to Beatlemania.

Top 10 Yogi Berra Quotes

Top 10 Yogi Berra Quotes

He was a man famous not only for baseball, but also for his propensity to utter things that made people do a double take.

Well, This 1835 Warning to America Was on Target

Well, This 1835 Warning to America Was on Target

"For their happiness such a government willingly labors, but it chooses to be the sole agent and the only arbiter of that happiness."

What Would You Do if $1,300 Showed Up in Your Pizza Delivery Box?

What Would You Do if $1,300 Showed Up in Your Pizza Delivery Box?

“Honesty is the 1st chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

Ignoring Boy Rape

Ignoring Boy Rape

The practice is called bacha bazi, literally ‘boy play,’ and American soldiers and Marines have been instructed not to intervene.

Making Parents Responsible

Making Parents Responsible

Laws can reward or punish irresponsibility. 

Why Are Some People Bad at Listening?

Why Are Some People Bad at Listening?

I suspect that it is so hurtful because it strikes so closely to what has traditionally been thought of as a primary goal of human beings: communion.

Homeschooling Is a Threat to Public Education

Homeschooling Is a Threat to Public Education

The greatest threat that homeschooling poses to the government system is its diversity, its resiliency, and its undisputed academic success.

This is news?

This is news?

At least we're entertained.

We Need More Entrepreneurial Children Like This One

We Need More Entrepreneurial Children Like This One

We worry that fewer children today are developing that creative and entrepreneurial spirit on which America was built.

New Study: Universal Preschool May Hurt Children, Not Help

New Study: Universal Preschool May Hurt Children, Not Help

Given these results, might it be wise to reconsider support for universal preschool programs?

When One of America's Most Liberal Colleges Wasn't So Liberal

When One of America's Most Liberal Colleges Wasn't So Liberal

Check out this reading list and faith statement from Oberlin's 1915 Catalogue.

Celebrating Toilet Cleaners

Celebrating Toilet Cleaners

There's honor in all honest work. 

Is It Time for a New Renaissance?

Is It Time for a New Renaissance?

We live in an age that attempts to build upward by destroying foundations. 

Should Children Address Adults as Mr. or Mrs.?

Should Children Address Adults as Mr. or Mrs.?

Is it possible that simply teaching young people to address their elders by last name would help to restore some level of respect for authority while also building up the family unit?

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