B.K. Marcus

B.K. Marcus is a Contributing Editor of FEE.

Recent blog posts by this author

Students Don't Need a "Passion," They Need Persistence

Millennials are right to be angry about their schooling. Even the perpetrators see some of the damage they’re doing. “Escalating achievement pressure is not healthy for our youth,” says Kedra Ishop, an associate vice president for...

How Ice Cream Won the Cold War

Richard Nixon stood by a lemon-yellow refrigerator in Moscow and bragged to the Soviet leader: “The American system,” he told Nikita Khrushchev over frosted cupcakes and chocolate layer cake, “is designed to take advantage of new inventions.” It...

Homeschooling, Socialization, and the New Groupthink

“But what about socialization?” We who educate our children outside the school system confront an exhausting array of accusations posing as concerns, but the most puzzling — and the most persistent — is the socialization question. For years, I’ve...

Give the Nazis What They Want

If you called Donald Trump a Nazi, he’d probably take offense, even though his nationalism is socialistic. If you called Bernie Sanders a Nazi, you’d be dismissed out of hand, though his socialism is avowedly nationalistic. But did you know that...

Homeschooling Is a Threat to Public Education

According to my local government, I’m just now beginning my fifth year as a homeschooling dad. That’s how long state law has required us to file the paperwork. In that time, I’ve heard homeschoolers called elitists (because not everyone can...