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Annie Holmquist served as the editor of Intellectual Takeout from 2018 to 2022. When not writing or editing, she enjoys reading, gardening, and time with family and friends.
Between gender wars, deviant sexual education, declining academic achievement, and plain old safety issues, today’s schools have turned into landmines for parents and students. But while parents are increasingly seeing the problems their children are facing in school, it’s also hard to know how best to deal with them. Parents can take their children outREAD MORE
If you’re like most parents, you want the best for your children, especially when it comes to education. But to what lengths would you go to achieve that best? Would you be willing to risk arrest by the government in order to choose the best education for your child? That’s the situation the Romeike familyREAD MORE
I received a rather frantic email from a friend when school started last fall. Panicking over the number of parents posting first day of preschool pictures, my friend wondered if she had made a mistake by not sending her four-year-old to school. “When did preschool become so popular?” she asked in dismay. She wasn’t imaginingREAD MORE
If you, like me, were a student who strove to get work in on time and took advantage of extra credit or other academic perks when offered, then you can be glad you’re past school age—especially if you live in Portland, Ore. That’s because schools in that district are beginning to implement “equitable grading practices.” JustREAD MORE