Annie Holmquist

Annie Holmquist

Editor

Annie is Editor of Intellectual Takeout. In her role, she assists with website content production and social media messaging.  

Annie received a B.A. in Biblical Studies from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. She also brings 20+ years of experience as a music educator and a volunteer teacher – particularly with inner city children – to the table in her research and writing. 

In her spare time Annie enjoys the outdoors, gardening, reading, and events with family and friends.

Recent blog posts by this author

New Study: 1 in 4 City-Dwelling Students Don’t Graduate

City living seems to be growing in popularity in recent years, undoubtedly driven by the many conveniences life in the metro can bring. But not every aspect of city life is advantageous, particularly when it comes to education. The Center for...

Lower the Voting Age?

Having started my own business while I was still in high school, I was a bit miffed when I first discovered that I was going to have to pay taxes – at age 17. “But I can’t even vote yet!” I wailed to my father, “That’s like taxation without...

Are States Lying About Student Performance?

If your child came home with a report card full of As and Bs every quarter, and regularly aced the yearly state standardized tests, you would naturally be a proud parent. But what if those As and Bs didn’t give a true picture and your child was...

Employers Can’t Afford NOT to Support Apprenticeships

Did you know that the number of apprentices in the U.S. dramatically declined in the decade between 2003 and 2013? According to CNN Money, some of this decline was driven by the “push to send more high schoolers to 4-year colleges.” Thankfully...

Mike Rowe: “Never Follow Your Passion, But Always Bring it with You”

Mike Rowe is famous for bucking the conventional way of thinking when it comes to work, and the following video is no exception. According to Mike, conventional wisdom says that young people should follow their passion when choosing a degree,...

Are Long Distance Commutes Damaging to Families?

Many no longer bat an eye over the fact that their commute to the office could take an hour each way. But this dedication pales in comparison to what The Atlantic labels “extreme commuting,” a practice which has an increasing amount of...

Kissing the American Dream Goodbye

According to The Atlantic, the American dream has been downsized. In fact, the American dream is no longer the simple wish of “home, job, and family.” Instead, many Americans simply dream about getting out of debt. “[W]hen a survey asked...

Welfare Recipients: Better Off Without the Government?

Should the many welfare programs in the U.S. (such as food stamps, Medicaid, etc.) be replaced with a lump sum of cash handouts? In this week’s Washington Post, columnist Matt Zwolinski argues that they should. Zwolinski notes that such a...

Should U.S. Students Get More Exercise and Playtime Like Those in Finland?

More and more articles have recently been stressing the need to implement meditation techniques in the classroom. As Quartz reported, “Research shows that it is helping to reduce stress and decrease rates of depression.” But is such a practice...

Aaaand Another Study Says Preschool Hurts, Not Helps

All of the good arguments for Pre-K education seem to be dropping like flies. One of principal arguments of Pre-K advocates is that it will ensure future academic success for students. But a recent study from the Peabody Research Institute at...

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