Education

I Have Nothing Against Classical Music—But That's Exactly My Point
September 20, 2013

I’m really grateful to Paul Berman for his reply to my recent New Republic column “Stop Forcing Your Kids to Learn a Musical Instrument,” a reply that is good-humored and sympathetic.

Parents Absolutely Should Force Their Kids to Take Music Lessons
September 19, 2013

Should children study violin—or rather, be forced to study violin? Or forced to study ballet?

Stop Forcing Your Kids to Learn a Musical Instrument
September 16, 2013

Our daughter Rebekah, who is in second grade, takes three after-school classes every week. On Monday there is violin; on Wednesday, Hebrew; and on Thursday, ballet.

Abolish Public Schools: Ron Paul's Education Proposal
September 15, 2013

Do you have an eight-year-old child? Is your son or daughter currently being educated by a teacher, in a school? If so, you are a failure as a parent, and as an American.

College Diplomas are Meaningless. This is How to Fix Them.
Design specs for upgrading the communications device formerly known as the sheepskin
September 15, 2013

Every year, millions of Americans embark on the quest to earn a four-year college degree. Many motives propel them. They go to acquire skills and knowledge from experts in their fields.

Students Everywhere Cheat—Not Just Harvard's Freshmen
September 08, 2013

In a survey published Thursday in the Harvard Crimson, 42 percent of incoming freshmen admitted to having cheated on a homework assignment in high school and 10 percent admitted to cheating on an exam.

The Real Humanities Crisis Is Happening at Public Universities
September 06, 2013

You’ve probably heard several times already that the humanities are in “crisis.” The crisis is real.

New Evidence: There is No Science-Education Crisis
September 05, 2013

It’s common knowledge that the United States is miles behind other developed countries in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education, and that our economy suffers from, as Bill Gates has put it, “a severe shortfall of scientists and

American Schools Are Failing Nonconformist Kids. Here’s How
In defense of the wild child
September 02, 2013

Self-regulation is the new ideal for American school children. It does away with traditional discipline and encourages students to control their own impulses. But it turns out kids may be better off when they're allowed to act their age.

Proven by Science: There Is No Such Thing as "Hookup Culture"
August 13, 2013

You’d think that sixteen years of Catholic education would’ve inured me to watching middle-aged adults freak out about sex.

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