Flunking Higher Education

libartseducationby Glenn Fairman   11/28/16
Peace Studies, Black Studies, Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies, even Marijuana Studies. These “Sensitivity Degrees,” from 40K plus a year universities, are coming home to roost — as our youth begin taking their surly bite out of the “reality sandwich.” More » • (655 views)

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Genuine Higher Education

univmarroquinby Timothy Lane4/3/16
College education in America is mostly hopeless these days, which no doubt is why we see so much talk of “safe spaces”, “microagressions”, and similar leftist idiocies. One rare exception is Hillsdale College. More » • (596 views)

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The State of Education: A Q&A with Bruce Price

BookEducationA StubbornThings Interview1/19/16
Bruce has been kind enough to share some of his thoughts on the state of education in this country. Read ahead. You will find very little whistling past the graveyard. Bruce seems to understand the enormity of what we are up against. — The Editor More » • (724 views)

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Education Reform: Italian Group Shows Americans How It’s Done

RottenAppleby Bruce Price1/16/16
Here are two harsh realities about American education.  K-12 schools are mired in mediocrity.  Second, the Education Establishment and the high-level people who should be improving the schools seem indifferent to academic improvement. More » • (628 views)

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This is Not a Day Care. It’s a University!

OWUlogoDr. Everett Piper, President12/7/15
Oklahoma Wesleyan University  •  This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt “victimized” by a sermon on the topic of 1 Corinthians 13. More » • (648 views)

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The Fundamental Problem with Public Schools

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu11/4/15
While visiting The American Spectator today, I came upon the following article by Dr. Thomas Sowell: “Ignoring the Obvious“. I spent some time as a substitute teacher in one of the better school districts in Texas and was both pleased and disappointed with the doctor’s piece. More » • (1551 views)

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The Leaden-Eyed Children of Education Reform

MoralStoriesby FJ Rocca9/20/15
There is a poem by Vachel Lindsay, called the Leaden-Eyed, which goes as follows: More » • (1845 views)

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Equalizing Outcomes – Educational Tyranny

Inequalityby Anniel8/18/15
How do we change thinking on education until we understand at least some of how we got where we are? Getting rid of Common Core, the Department of Education, and unions are the first items that need to be addressed. Those items are beyond the scope of what I write here. More » • (855 views)

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Corrupt to the Core

CommonCoreby Edward Davenport8/17/15
Bill Ayers, the unrepentant, 1960s, bomb-throwing, self-professed “small c communist” and college professor who founded an education-reform group in Chicago, which he co-chaired with Barack Obama, has long ties to terrorism and education. More » • (908 views)

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Back to School—Really?

BackToSchoolby Deana Chadwell8/14/15
It’s that time again — back-to-school ads fill the TV screen. Football teams sweat through summer practice. Teachers return to their classrooms, hoping against hope to get totally prepared for the year to come. And yet we all know that something is rotten in America’s schools. More » • (853 views)

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Academic Incest Inbreeds Intellectual Imbecility

BookEducationby FJ Rocca8/3/15
We all know what incest is. It is the mating of people within the same family, i.e., of inbreeding. Incest and inbreeding are a readily recognized cause of imbecility. It is not the only cause, but it is a proven one. This is true of academic incest, as well as with genetics. More » • (2506 views)

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A Nation of Enablers

BookEducationby Dana R. Casey7/26/15
For a period of time I worked for a Catholic high school whose mission was to help urban students who wanted to graduate from college. I was thrilled by the chance to work at such a school. More » • (1290 views)

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Empty Promises to Urban Students

BookEducationby Dana R. Casey7/14/15
A young man whom I have taught in tenth grade and now twelfth was chatting with some friends before senior English class. I overheard him say, “I haven’t decided on Princeton or Harvard.”  I choked on my water. More » • (917 views)

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The Model Public School

BookEducationby FJ Rocca7/9/15
There was a time in America when, if one graduated from an ordinary high school, he got a very substantial education in the process. He could read, write research papers, do fairly advanced math, and clearly communicate with others. More » • (842 views)

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The Four Horsemen of the Education Apocalypse

FourHoursmenApocolypseby Deana Chadwell5/6/15
America watches in horror as ravaging mobs of young, mostly black, people tear through American towns burning cars and businesses, looting and vandalizing, screaming obscenities and mindless chants. More » • (2393 views)

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