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    • A Haunting Line About How Civilizations Fall

      A Haunting Line About How Civilizations Fall0

      • July 29, 2015

        Below is the oft-quoted line from Will Durant, which appears in the Epilogue to volume 3 of his Story of Civilization. You may remember it from the beginning of Mel Gibson’s film Apocalypto.   Here’s the context of the passage: Save this article to favorites

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    • Mythbusters Star Argues That Schools Should Bring Back Shop Class

      Mythbusters Star Argues That Schools Should Bring Back Shop Class0

      • July 29, 2015

      With the growth of standardized testing in recent decades, America’s education system has increasingly removed classes in the visual, performing, and mechanical arts. In the latter category, the iconic shop class of America’s educational past is now a rarity in today’s schools.  But, if this viral newspaper clipping below is any indication, Americans want shop

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    • Men and Women: Equal but not the Same?

      Men and Women: Equal but not the Same?0

      • July 29, 2015

      Those of us born after the sexual revolution of the 1960s have been raised to believe that there is no inherent difference between men and women. Furthermore, we have been told that those differences which seem to exist are only surface-level and can be overcome simply by enabling women to do the same things as

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    • Cecil the Lion Named for Racist, Imperialist

      Cecil the Lion Named for Racist, Imperialist0

      • July 29, 2015

      If you know anything about the colonization of Africa in the 1800s, you might be wondering about where “Cecil the Lion” got his name. You see, there was an Englishman named Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902) who left quite the mark on the African continent. You might know his name because of the foundation he left which

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    • Check Out This White Privilege Survey Administered to Teachers

      Check Out This White Privilege Survey Administered to Teachers0

      • July 28, 2015

      Below 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. We’re curious to hear your thoughts on it…  Save this article to favorites

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    • There’s Not a Googol of Anything in the Universe

      There’s Not a Googol of Anything in the Universe0

      • July 28, 2015

      File this under the “whodathunk?” category… My kids are obsessed with the number “Googol,” i.e., 10^100, or, a 1 followed by 100 zeroes. It always ends up being the climax of their silly enumeration back-and-forths (“Oh yeah, well you have a googol of [insert unpleasant thing]!”) But when we looked into it, we were surprised

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