The progress of Western civilization is a direct result of its openness to self-criticism and its confidence that our aspirational principles are right and just.
Professor Richard Vedder’s book, ‘Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America,’ offers some valuable critiques of the failures of higher education, although the book’s perspective is at times narrow.
All this I might well expect from a pundit or a columnist in a college newspaper. But it’s a particular disappointment for this to have been authored by a professor of history.
Teachers should not be faulted for their efforts, but there are significant reasons to ensure the line between teacher and parent remains distinct.
Money is not at the root of America’s education problem. The true root of the issue lies with the human participants.
Teaching the value of free thought matters now more than ever. Unfortunately, most American public schools take the opposite approach.
Parent emails, difficult administration, limited pay raise potential, the looming threat of strikes — why would one choose to enter such a field?
An Indiana orchestra teacher says public school administrators gave him three options at the end of this school year: refer to students as the opposite sex, resign, or be fired.
National School Choice Week provides the perfect chance for Americans to ‘pay it forward’ by supporting the gift of a quality education for all American children.
A recent critique of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by novelist Alice Randall has converted me into a full-throttled defender of Harper Lee’s coming of age tale.
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 renowned and sought-after scholar was more than an intellectual giant—he was a humble and considerate friend as well.
The more levels of government that interfere with a school, the more waste, fraud, and abuse its leaders can get away with because it’s not clear who is responsible for what.
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.
While the idea of learning styles might make intuitive sense, ‘categorising individuals can…impair motivation to apply oneself or adapt.’
John Saxon retired from the military in 1970 and began teaching college students. When they couldn’t do basic math, he wrote them a curriculum that millions of children use today.
By a certain age, kids are aware of what is happening in the world at large, so it’s important not to avoid the topic.
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