Ultimately, extended exercises in ‘math understanding’ simply become new procedures, which small children attempt to memorize because that is what many small children do.
The art of writing often stems from the joy of reading and sharing information. Growing those loves in our children is the first step.
Katherine Stewart’s argument is lazy. It’s generalized, misinformed, and reads much like a carnival barker shouting down the looming threat of theocracy, theocracy, theocracy.
If they can’t reduce the current number of people on earth, climate alarmists can teach young people that reproducing is amongst the worst of moral sins. But they’re wrong.
This isn’t about self-discipline or ‘just concentrating.’ Schools aren’t teaching kids according to their developmental needs.
Increasingly, it seems that choice students may undergo a performance drop upon initially entering the program, but a performance gain from continued exposure.
‘Beach books’ refers to the reading assigned over the summer, used to help build community among the school and set expectations for the college career.
Honestly, competence, adequacy, and good enough ought to be satisfying enough goals for most students in most subject areas.
In Ben Sasse’s new book, ‘The Vanishing American Adult,’ the Nebraska senator offers up thoughtful and practical advice on how to cultivate self-reliance among our future citizens. But are we too self-absorbed to do anything about it?
The most striking thing about fixing American higher education is that the direct costs look surprisingly small. The major obstacles are political, not financial.
On the surface, the schools could not seem more different. Purdue is an elite public Reseach-1 institution, and Kaplan, Inc is an outgrowth of test-prep cram schools.
Increasing evidence supports the common sense intuition that when you tie teachers’ hands on maintaining order, bad things will happen to kids.
Harvard’s James Simpson and likeminded scholars have selectively wielded their theoretical chainsaws to disfigure the humanities into hideous totems of ideology and politics.
Gender studies is not an academic inquiry so much as the working out of dogmas that, within gender studies themselves, cannot be questioned.
As you know, back in 2018 the voters of Iowa decided to make summer camp compulsory—and for good reason.
In her new book ‘Education Invasion’, Joy Pullmann warns that the federal government is well on its way to destroying local control of America’s schools.
Public schools were created explicitly to reinforce the dominant religious beliefs of American culture. Those beliefs used to be Protestant, but are now secular. Both are religions.
In our fallen world, asking questions is how one truly learns, seeks truth, and finds wisdom. Yet in most schools, the questions in students’ souls are ignored or formalized into lifelessness.
The flyers reflect a dominant ideology that is inculcated on the campuses to a captive audience in frequently required classes that resemble the Workmen’s Circle of early Marxism.
Tom Nichlos joins this episode of Federalist Radio to examine how our rejection of experts is a stepping stone to a failing democratic society.
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