Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, answered an array of preposterous questions from a bunch of unserious people. It’s a reminder that politics is often tragedy.
The New Civics sweeping colleges and K-12 teaches that citizenship means looking for grievances, then agitating for bigger government to address them.
Given all the DeVos money floating around Washington, how likely are Republicans to ask some fair but critical questions about a woman who would oversee some $70 billion annually and 5,000 public employees?
In a misguided effort to raise the bar, we are depriving our children of many of the experiences they need to develop healthy, open minds, and a love of learning.
I have learned a particularly effective strategy that many therapists also use to help clients work through their emotional and relationship struggles.
With a few simple household items, you have at your tongue-tip a never-ending response to the ‘I’m bored’ refrain. After all, necessity is the mother of invention.
When they fired Joy Karenga for vicious anti-semitism, Oberlin College sent a clear message about the responsibilities that accompany academic freedom.
Academics have been slow to acknowledge how dependent the leaders of the alt-right are upon playbooks that they learned on university campuses.
Learn to be the king of wrap. There is none higher. Sucker present-wrappers will call you sire.
Your family and friends know you’re working on a budget so they’ll understand. If you put time and thought into your gift, it’ll show.
Americans often bemoan the diminished condition of our political discourse without recognizing the role that a general decline in literacy is playing in that diminishment.
More than 7 in 10 millennial parents support the ability of parents to control their child’s education spending. But they keep voting for politicians who refuse to give parents that power.
No matter what the mealy mouthed institutional apologists might say, Providence College has clearly turned into a hostile environment for Anthony Esolen and his friends.
No objective data finds that a single major federal program has had any effect on any of its targeted outcomes. This ought to give Betsy DeVos some humility about her position.
In times of turbulence and chaos, fake Christmas trees remain the same. They’re like the Rock of Gibraltar, if the Rock of Gibraltar were a manufactured petroleum product.
School choice increases parental involvement and student achievement. Betsy DeVos could use her bully pulpit as education secretary to drastically deregulate federal education policies.
Attempts to reduce achievement gaps in math often do so by eliminating achievement altogether. This doesn’t help anyone (except consultants).
The number of marriages Chip and Joanna Gaines have ruined with their happiness and success is probably incalculable at this point.
It’s not just college students and professors ignoring ethics and common courtesy to disavow Donald Trump to students. It’s also K-12 teachers.
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