That so many Americans are merely transactional citizens ignorant of fundamental facets of the American identity is not just a sign but a root cause of our current social disintegration.
Since the high-performing East Asia region is dominated by people with Chinese-style education, does this mean that’s superior to American schools?
The education luminary David Hicks has written that a classical education is impossible because American society is too far gone. That view smacks of despair—which, bluntly, is a sin.
Betsy DeVos frightens the heebiejeebies out of the Left because her marquee policy—school choice—uncovers their intellectual and moral bankruptcy.
They argued that ‘bourgeois’ norms surrounding marriage and education are important. Their words were quickly distorted and vilified.
Across the nation and even across highly ‘military’ populated states, military children face variable academic requirements, systems, and learning styles.
It seems so obvious that it should hardly need to be argued: if we don’t teach our children to sing together, they won’t grow up with the ability to do so.
Test-prep culture preys on the anxieties of parents who have been inundated with the message that every parenting decision can have long-lasting effects on their children.
For two or three days per week, students come together to a building, attend classes with regular teachers, and have classmates. The rest of the week, the students work on their own at home.
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.
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