Martin Cothran

Martin Cothran

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Martin Cothran is the editor of Classical Teacher magazine, published by Memoria Press, and the director of the Classical Latin School Association.

Recent blog posts by this author

A Perfect Solution to the Statue-Toppling Problem

Schools ought to teach history, not protest it.   A number of teachers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill have pledged to withhold more than 2,000 grades in protest over the university's plans to house "Silent Sam" in a...

When It Comes to Children's Books, It's Time to Put the Propaganda Away

While many of America's parents are worried about how well their children can read and do math, as well how much they know, the helpful people at Lifehacker are concerned about what we should to do teach social justice.   They have...

Is Football Becoming Too Nice?

It's that time of year again. No, not the holiday season, but the football playoffs. The regular season for college football just ended, with conference playoffs next weekend. Then it is bowl season and the NCAA playoffs. The NFL still has several...

Five Modern Wise Men Everyone Should Know

Sometimes we are tempted to think that wisdom is dead and, admittedly, it sometimes seems as if that is true. And yet, there are still many modern thinkers, some of them still alive, who are able, in the words of one philosopher, to "see things and...

High School Boys Pose with Nazi Salute... but the Problem is Not Racism

A controversy erupted in Wisconsin last week when a photo of a group of boys was posted on Twitter. Not only were almost all of the boys white (a fact alarming in itself to some people), but in what looked to be a high school prom photo, they were...

There's a Good Reason Many Women Make Less Than Men

Whenever it is reported that women make less money than men, it is automatically assumed that this must be the result of discrimination. What is seldom mentioned is the factors that go into these statistics.    Are they talking about...

Why is America Divided?

In one sense political divisiveness has always been with us. The United States was birthed in political animosity. If you doubt it, go read about the contention between figures such as John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, or between Jefferson and...

When It Comes to Gender, Science and Political Correctness Don't Mix

In my junior high and high school science courses we were taught that whether you were a male or female depended on your chromosomal make-up. Females had two X chromosomes (XX) and males had an X and a Y chromosome (XY). There were exceptions to...

What Putin is Doing Right... and What the West is Not Doing at All

This weekend's Wall Street Journal featured an interesting article about Hungary, a former Soviet bloc country that fled to NATO after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and is now moving closer to Putin's Russia. As the article mentions, it is one...

The Miss America Cover-Up: 'We are no longer a pageant'

First the Barbie makeover, now this.   The Miss America Pageant announced last week that it will no longer be a pageant, a word which the Macmillan Dictionary defines as "a competition between young women in which judges...

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