Education

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Campus Protestors’ Assault on Liberty and Learning

Last fall's student protests exposed how far afield university culture has strayed from its enlightened days as the center of free speech and scholarly inquiry …

Ignorance Isn’t Bliss in Car Buying or Civics

Learning from mistakes is painful, but we have a solution for grads who feel civics-deprived …

Contrasts on Campuses Today

Two extremes of campus thought today: the mindlessness of Million Student March demands vs. the maturity of Claremont Independent student editors …

Study Finds Universal Child Care Not Good for Children

As liberals begin promoting a universal child care agenda, a large Quebec study warns of negative effects on children …

2015 SAT Scores Lowest in Decades

Are the kids failing, or is the K-12 public education system failing …

A New Campus Ethos Threatens Students’ Mental Health

What are college students doing to themselves and their peers when they enable the irrational emotional fears of a few …

Restoring American Education

The American mind is unwell. Decades of more spending and more coercive central planning have failed to improve its quality. It’s time to move education from the Industrial Age to the Information Age …

Celebrating, Demanding School Choice

For all its expansion to date, real school choice is still available to only a small percentage of the K-12 student population…

Common Core and the Wisdom Deficit

Who’s teaching ‘wisdom’ now that the Common Core controls the curriculum…

From Border Crashers to Public School Enrollees

The costs paid by states to educate the surge of “unaccompanied” alien minors could top $761 million …

Common Core’s Fuzzy Addition, Subtraction Lessons

Watch a teacher try to explain how to teach addition, subtraction to children …

A Brief History of Education in America

The history of U.S. education is fascinating. Before the mid-1800s, elementary and secondary education was based entirely on parental choice…

Welcome to campus, girls

Don’t take this the wrong way, but I hope to never see you in my office. For more than ten years I’ve been a physician at a campus counseling center, and hardly a day has gone by without my meeting a young woman like you. She’s working hard to fulfill her dreams: a college education, […]

The Abandonment of Classic Western Literature

If Western culture has, on balance, been a benefactor of the human race, argues Dr. Elizabeth Kantor, then the abandonment of its great literature by college literature professors is a very great loss, both to students and to the long-term health of Western civilization…