Category — Education
As adequately demonstrated throughout history, impinging on individual freedoms for the common good eventually requires the use of force. But it’s not necessary to look to history. In Germany homeschooling is verboten and violating that dictat can result in forcible removal of children and jailing of parents.
May 15, 2013 2 Comments
The K-12 Implosion deals with the problem of an increasingly expensive and poor performing American educational system. It is a brief collation of facts and analysis about the state of American Education. It is only 38 pages of clear prose, written in large type. The K-12 implosion doesn’t necessarily provide answers to the problems facing the nation’s schools, but does document why things are the way they are and offers a range of ideas which will undoubtedly be tried to resolve the issues.
May 2, 2013 No Comments
In his new book, Delbanco traces the development of colleges in the American colonies. He begins in1636 when Puritan emigrants established a New England college and named it after its benefactor, John Harvard. A fund appeal to prospective donors in England said the college would “advance learning and perpetuate it to posterity.”
March 28, 2013 1 Comment
Unaware of the wiles of the snake-in-the-grass
And the fate of the maiden who topes, She lowered her standards by raising her glass,
Her courage, her eyes and his hopes.
She sipped it, she drank it, she drained it, she did!
He promptly refilled it again,
And he said as he secretly carved one more notch
On the butt of his gold-headed cane,
Have some Madeira, m’dear.
This administration and its minions have been caught in so many distortions, exaggerations and just plain lies that keeping track is becoming a full time job. Here are a few more to add to the ever-growing list.
March 15, 2013 3 Comments
For those on the left, only quick answers will do. The left panders to the worst inclinations of human nature and seeks to avoid that which requires effort and discipline, like the grooming of character, adherence to a moral code, development of patience and hard work, etc. Instead. the answer is one enormous get rich quick scheme. Anything goes. And when the consequences of a profligate lifestyle become manifest, the answer is – we must pass a law against those consequences!
February 19, 2013 6 Comments
When critics of Barack Obama’s policies gather, the question arises: “How could we have elected such a man president?” His shaded past, that he never held a real world job or had any administrative experience at all, are issues frequently raised.
Here is the answer.
March 13, 2012 No Comments
The government is engaging in an expansion of executive power so far beyond constitutional limits as to be unimaginable only a decade ago. It doesn’t bode well for future generations of Americans lining up for indoctrination.
March 7, 2012 2 Comments
The future of the nation is being decided in Congress and not a single Republican candidate is paying attention. It is a bigger power grab than ObamaCare with even more disastrous consequences. And it’s all happening under the radar.
December 21, 2011 6 Comments
If historical events are going to be presented through the prism of particular political biases, truth in labeling requires that the title should indicate that is the case.
December 13, 2011 3 Comments
While Britannica’s two book set on Western Ethics and Thinkers provides a great deal more than high school students are likely to learn in college, the authors attempt to do double duty, first to provide surveys of the history of Western ethics and thinkers and second to satisfy prevailing trends in education.
November 23, 2011 2 Comments