America is having a civics crisis

September 15, 2017 Hank Eckardt 0

Americans have near record low levels of approval for the President and Congress. There are constant marches and protests against various government actions. It’s a blessing in the United States that we have this right

Let’s Ditch One-Size-Fits-All Schooling

August 31, 2017 Editor 0

Kevin Currie-Knight It is high time that we ditch standardized curricula and lists of stuff that all kids are forced to learn. I am a former k-12 teacher and I used to believe in these

Professors Implore Students: ‘Think for Yourselves’!

August 29, 2017 Editor 0

Annie Holmquist It’s telling of our times when Americans have to be told to do the simplest of tasks. It’s also telling when they have to be told how to do that same task. Such

Elementary School to Remove ‘Conformity’ Posters Amid Uproar

August 21, 2017 Editor 0

Kerry McDonald In case there was any ambiguity over the idea that mass schooling values and rewards conformity and compliance, an elementary school in Florida has made it very clear. At Deer Park Elementary School

Steve Jobs Explained How to Fix Education in 1995

July 25, 2017 Editor 0

Annie Holmquist, Intellectual Takeout Since Donald Trump got into office and appointed school choice supporter Betsy DeVos as the national education secretary, a good deal of ink has been spilled on the issue of school

Stop Patronizing Parents’ School Choice Decisions, Please

July 18, 2017 Editor 0

Originally reported on Intellectual Takeout by Kerry McDonald: Whenever we engage in discussions around school choice (charter schools, vouchers, and so on), it’s important to remember the origins of the mass schooling apparatus. In the

Why Are Some Academics Angry?

July 13, 2017 Editor 0

Robert Osburn | July 13, 2017 A college professorship sounds like a golden gig to most people: Read books at your leisure, meet with adoring students, teach a few classes, and otherwise lounge in ivy-covered

5 Forgotten Signers of the Declaration of Independence

July 3, 2017 Editor 0

Originally reported by Jon Miltimore on On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress made a momentous decision: it voted to “dissolve the connection” with Great Britain. The war had entered a new stage and

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