Education

The Demonization of “White” English Harms Black Students

Is Learning Standard “White” English Oppressive for Black Students?

Obamacare for Education

Obamacare for Education

Obama—and the federal government—are going to do for college education what they have done for everything else: Create deficits, bankruptcy, mediocrity, unaccountability and inflation.

Wimps Versus Barbarians

Wimps Versus Barbarians

When the nationwide campus disruptions and violence of the 1960s gave way to quieter times in the 1970s, many academics congratulated themselves on having restored peace. But it was the peace of surrender.

Lessons by American Colleges on Hating America

Lessons by American Colleges on Hating America

Brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who are accused of setting the bombs that exploded at the Boston Marathon, attended the University of Massachusetts. Maybe they hated our nation before college, but if you want lessons on hating America, college attendance...

Religion, Education and The State

Religion, Education and The State

Northwest Rankin High School in Flowood, Mississippi is under fire for allegedly forcing its students to attend and listen to Christian lectures during three assemblies held in April alone. Worse yet, students were barred from leaving and teachers blocked the exits to...

Academic Cesspools

Academic Cesspools

A rough rule of thumb to discover modern-day racism is to search a college’s website to see whether it has vice presidents or deans of diversity and diversity programs. If so, keep your money.

Tests and Tiger Moms

Tests and Tiger Moms

Whole generations of black young people can continue to go down the drain because their fate carries less weight than fashionable racial rhetoric.

Gifted Hands: The Personal Story of Benjamin Carson

Gifted Hands: The Personal Story of Benjamin Carson

Today, Dr. Benjamin Carson is a renowned neurosurgeon at a renowned institution, Johns Hopkins University. But what got him there was wholly different from what is being offered to many ghetto youths today, much of which is not merely futile but counterproductive.

ObamaCare for Education

ObamaCare for Education

Expanding the underperforming K–12 system “down” a year earlier to include publicly funded preschool naturally benefits the education unions. But what about the kids?

Supply and Demand in Education

Supply and Demand in Education

In recent years, it has become increasingly popular to argue that government should be operated more like a business. As an example, a manifesto written by sixteen public school executives explains how to fix public schools: Let’s stop ignoring basic economic...

Education: “The Unfolding of the Human Soul”

Education: “The Unfolding of the Human Soul”

The most important thing for a parent to remember is to teach his or her child to think. A reader once wrote me a note in which she elaborated on how she teaches her child to think in all kinds of ways. She discusses moral or other kinds of dilemmas in everyday life....

Education and the Poor

Education and the Poor

The poor have found remarkably innovative ways of helping themselves, educationally, and in some of the most destitute places on Earth have managed to nurture a large and growing industry of private schools for themselves.

All Children Left Behind

All Children Left Behind

According to clickorlando.com and FoxNews.com, The Florida Board of Education decided in an emergency meeting last Tuesday to lower the passing grade on the writing portion of Florida's standardized test, after preliminary results showed a drastic drop in student...

Abyssal Failures: The Post Office and Education

Abyssal Failures: The Post Office and Education

For decades, America’s public schools have done an increasingly poor job of educating our children. Politicians love to put forth optimistically named programs, such as “No Child Left Behind” or “Save our Schools,” with grand promises of reforming our educational...

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