Annie Holmquist

Annie Holmquist

Senior Writer

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Annie is a senior writer for 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

Charter Schools Do It For Less

Last week, the Star Tribune reported that hordes of parents are taking their children out of the Minneapolis Public Schools district and choosing different options, primarily charter schools. In case you are unfamiliar with the...

Apprenticeships: A Safer Bet?

Chances are you’ve seen an infographic showing the huge return on investment that a college degree offers. But a new study entitled “Dropouts, Taxes and Risk” suggests that the ROI on college isn’t as great as it seems. This is because...

Reading Levels: 1908 vs. 2014

Some of you may remember the 1908 curriculum manual I dug up in the Minnesota Historical Society archives a few months ago. When compared with a current public school reading list, it demonstrated that today’s schools are offering a more...

Apprenticeship: Wave of the Future?

With declining academics, a tight job market, and continued outsourcing, America is increasingly looking at other countries to see how to get ahead in the world. According to the Wall Street Journal, however, it seems that Americans are...

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