Education

Do America's Reading Habits Explain Today's Lack of Clear Thinking? (See Chart)

Do America's Reading Habits Explain Today's Lack of Clear Thinking? (See Chart)

Of the hours Americans devote to free time, one area in particular is rather shortchanged.

3 Ways to be a Great Friend as Told by Alcuin of York

3 Ways to be a Great Friend as Told by Alcuin of York

Alcuin was an 8th century cleric. Never heard of him? You should have.

Why 'Boring' Summers are the Latest Trend in Parenting

Why 'Boring' Summers are the Latest Trend in Parenting

Most children spend their summers going from one camp to the next, busily engaged in anything and everything their parents can come up with, never having a moment to catch their breath. But that may be changing.

What Lincoln Foresaw Would Occur If Maxine Waters, Others Got Their Way With Mob Justice

What Lincoln Foresaw Would Occur If Maxine Waters, Others Got Their Way With Mob Justice

The constitutional system the Founding Fathers built is strong, but it can’t survive when citizens en masse are ready to come to blows with one another on a semipermanent basis.

Schools Have Created a Generation of Permit Pattys and BBQ Beckys

Schools Have Created a Generation of Permit Pattys and BBQ Beckys

Beyond being an irritant and filling society with busybodies of the worst type, these people are indicative of the infantilization of the American adult.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Mandatory Union Fees for Government Employees

Supreme Court Strikes Down Mandatory Union Fees for Government Employees

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday that nonunion government workers can’t be forced to pay dues or other fees to support a union.

Want to Take Control of Your Life? 4 Simple and Empowering Life Lessons from a Navy SEAL

Want to Take Control of Your Life? 4 Simple and Empowering Life Lessons from a Navy SEAL

“Sometimes the simple act of making your bed can give you the lift you need to start your day..."

Why ‘Social Justice Math’ Misses the Point of Learning Math

Why ‘Social Justice Math’ Misses the Point of Learning Math

Although math is a useful tool, mathematicians throughout history have considered it to have a much higher purpose.

How Federal Education Guidelines from 2014 are Destroying Kids’ Lives

How Federal Education Guidelines from 2014 are Destroying Kids’ Lives

Why are schools so reluctant to enact strict disciplinary policies?

On Free Speech, 40% of Americans Are Closer to the Chinese Government’s Interpretation than the Founding Fathers

On Free Speech, 40% of Americans Are Closer to the Chinese Government’s Interpretation than the Founding Fathers

Growing numbers of Americans no longer believe in the Founders vision that the function of government is to protect citizen’s pre-existing and unalienable rights. 

University Coughs Up in Legal Settlement that Alleged Discrimination Against Republicans

University Coughs Up in Legal Settlement that Alleged Discrimination Against Republicans

A Washington university is shelling out big bucks to settle a dispute with a Republican student group that filed a lawsuit alleging the school discriminated against it by charging exorbitant security fees for speaker events.

Student, 13, Charged With Felony for Recording a Conversation With His Principal

Student, 13, Charged With Felony for Recording a Conversation With His Principal

Paul Boron is 13 years old. And he’s facing a felony eavesdropping charge that could change the course of the rest of his life.

Duke Prof: Diversity and Inclusion Offices ‘Should Not Exist’ at Universities

Duke Prof: Diversity and Inclusion Offices ‘Should Not Exist’ at Universities

Bias in favor of or against an individual simply because of his or her race or ethnicity is morally wrong.

3 Takeaways on Jordan B. Peterson After Watching Him Speak on Tour

3 Takeaways on Jordan B. Peterson After Watching Him Speak on Tour

Here are three things that stuck with me after listening to the best-selling author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.

Why Campus Protests Should Stop at the Door of the Classroom

Why Campus Protests Should Stop at the Door of the Classroom

By protesting instead of arguing, student activists risk having their arguments drowned in the wash of media publicity that invariably comes their way. They will be seen, to be sure, but they very likely will not be heard.

Are Elite Charter Schools Excluding Minorities?

Are Elite Charter Schools Excluding Minorities?

Are we jumping to conclusions if we assume that a lack of diversity in certain charter schools is a result of racial bias?

Did Hitler Really Say People Will ‘Endure Almost Any Curtailment of Liberty’ if it’s ‘Perceived as Working for the Benefit of the Children’?

Did Hitler Really Say People Will ‘Endure Almost Any Curtailment of Liberty’ if it’s ‘Perceived as Working for the Benefit of the Children’?

A reputed quote by Adolph Hitler has been trending on social media. I was asked to verify whether the quote is true.

Pew: 3 in 4 Americans Have Trouble Discerning Between Fact and Opinion

Pew: 3 in 4 Americans Have Trouble Discerning Between Fact and Opinion

A new Pew Research quiz shows that many Americans can't tell the difference between fact and opinion. Can you?

How to Avoid Becoming a Casualty of Student Loan Debt

How to Avoid Becoming a Casualty of Student Loan Debt

While Congress deliberates on student loan relief, how else can parents help their kids make informed life decisions and avoid student debt? 

The Diversity Division at the University of Texas Has 8 Vice Presidents

The Diversity Division at the University of Texas Has 8 Vice Presidents

Each of the VPs in the diversity division at the University of Texas make more than six figures. Meanwhile, tuition at the school more than doubled between 2002 and 2015.

3 Tips from Ernest Dimnet on Choosing Books—For Yourself and For Your Children

3 Tips from Ernest Dimnet on Choosing Books—For Yourself and For Your Children

Our culture is full of sour stuff. We could all use a little bit more nectar.

Are Modern Children’s Books Training ‘Little Radicals’?

Are Modern Children’s Books Training ‘Little Radicals’?

Today’s children are experiencing a barrage of new books – in school, in libraries, and even at home – which encourage them to fight for social justice, to question the past and its authorities, to assert their own opinions and fight for them.

Northeastern University Prof: 'Why Can’t We Hate Men?'

Northeastern University Prof: 'Why Can’t We Hate Men?'

A Northeastern University professor’s Washington Post op-ed “Why Can’t We Hate Men?” has received a flood of negative feedback.

How Harvard (Secretly) Discriminates Against Asian Americans

How Harvard (Secretly) Discriminates Against Asian Americans

Research on who ends up getting into Ivy League schools shows just how much more difficult it is for Asian students to do so than other ethnic groups.

Suicide in America Is Surging. What’s Driving This Mentality of Despair?

Suicide in America Is Surging. What’s Driving This Mentality of Despair?

With the sudden passing of designer Kate Spade and TV personality Anthony Bourdain—both of whom authorities believe took their own life—it’s easy to wonder if an epidemic of suicide is upon us.

Soaring Administrative Costs Are Devouring Funds that Could Be Supporting Teachers

Soaring Administrative Costs Are Devouring Funds that Could Be Supporting Teachers

Why is teacher pay declining while public school spending is soaring?

Does Robbing Children of Work Deny Them a Sense of Fulfillment?

Does Robbing Children of Work Deny Them a Sense of Fulfillment?

"They're not asked to do anything to contribute to a neighborhood or family or community," Lewis told NPR. "And that really erodes their sense of self-worth."

Minnesota Public Library Announces Cross-Dressing Series for Children as Part of Response to Trump Policy

Minnesota Public Library Announces Cross-Dressing Series for Children as Part of Response to Trump Policy

The Saint Paul Public Library announced a summer series called "Drag Story Hours" as part of its “We Belong Together" initiative.

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