Last summer I had the opportunity to be a part of the best internship EVER, along with five other young people from around the country.
Here is a white privilege survey that was administered to teachers in the St. Paul Public Schools district (MN) by Pacific Educational Group—a consultant for many public school districts around the country.
It was my first course in college. Nervous and uncertain about how to navigate this new world, I examined the class syllabus, called the college bookstore, and ordered the required textbook for my course.
Perhaps, then, the solution to our educational woes is not the new, up-and-coming curriculum that every school is following, nor an increased emphasis on testing, nor the latest and greatest tech devices. Perhaps students just need truth.
From the Foreword of Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, in which he compares the dystopian visions of George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World....
The differences between the two texts certainly give cause to be on the lookout for further contrasts between today’s history books and the ones which educated our grandparents.
Have the crimes of Communism been forgotten?
The overwhelming majority of creative people have a routine that they religiously adhere to, regardless of whether they happen to feel inspired.
By now, many of you have read about the incident. For many parents, it’s a worst nightmare scenario. A vacationing couple went out to breakfast at Marcy’s Diner in Portland, Maine, with their 2-year-old daughter. The 2-year-old began to scream, and didn’t stop.
Important social lessons can be learned at school. But families have a potential socializing advantage that schools don’t.
Perhaps society would be better off if the government stepped back and recognized that parents are the primary and best educators of their children?
For the sake of both legal and intellectual consistency, should the U.S. legalize polygamy?
A question posed in one of our most popular Facebook posts:
Miller warned about the utopian view of education he saw developing.
The storm may be upon us, but if we work the soil and plant the seeds today there will be hope for tomorrow.
If you want to grow as an intellectual, you need patience, you need silence, you need time for contemplation, and you need to be voracious in your love of learning.
It seems that the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) ignored a memo from Richard Trumka, President of AFL-CIO, when it endorsed Hillary Clinton for president earlier this week. Trumka allegedly sent a memo to all leaders under AFL-CIO’s umbrella – which would have included Randi Weingarten, president of AFT – saying that endorsement for president should only happen at the AFL-CIO level.
To get by, we all need a little help from our friends.
But in an age too often marked by superficiality, we often think about whether those we now call “friends” are actually our friends who will be with us in both fair and stormy weather.
Perhaps some of you are old enough to remember Sundays when stores and restaurants were shuttered, and a deeper peace and quiet reigned.