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A “Comprehensive” Problem - Jay P. Greene

To say that improving high-school student achievement is like turning a supertanker around would be an insult to the speed and maneuverability of supertankers.  Email This Article

Academic freedom under seige - Barbara Kay

In the annals of dubious achievements a “first” by academics in a democratic country: On May 30, British academics representing the Union of Colleges and Universities (UCU) voted in favour (158-99, 17 abstentions) of boycotting their professional (Israeli) peers.   Email This Article

Academic Freedom: The Grounds for Tolerating Abuses - ROBERT P. GEORGE

We are all familiar - indeed, all too familiar - with abuses of academic freedom.  Email This Article

Adler on Education - MORTIMER J. ADLER

Individuals whose schooling was specialized rather than liberal and who do not continue learning when they leave schooling behind, or do so only to improve their specialized expertise, never become generally educated human beings. This statement holds for most physicians, lawyers, and engineers, as well as for most who getting a Ph.D. merely indicated the field of specialization they would cultivate thereafter.  Email This Article

Ah, Youth: When the Church Was Young - Mike Aquilina

The Church Fathers had a distinctive approach to youth ministry. I discovered it in the course of an afternoon's research.  Email This Article

All Schools Are Public Schools - Jason Boffetti

Training good citizens is the public purpose all schools serve, whether we call them public or private. Our goal in this paper is to question the premise that only publicly run schools serve the public good and therefore are entitled to public money. At various times in world and American history, private schools have not only served the public good but have also received public money. And nobody thought this was unusual.  Email This Article

All Schools Are Public Schools: Funding All Schools - Jason Boffetti

Boffetti questions the unspoken premise in education debates that only publicly run schools serve the public good and should therefore be entitled to public money. Training good citizens is the public purpose all schools serve, whether we call them public or private. At various times in world and American history, private schools have been widely recognized as serving the public good and have received public money for the work they do. No one found this unusual.  Email This Article

All Schools Are Public Schools: Private Schools, Public Good - Jason Boffetti

Are private alternatives adequate substitutes for public schools and should they receive public funding. With respect to both Catholic schools and home schooling it is clear good education doesn’t depend on big government budgets. Unfortunately, these private alternatives currently face both legal and financial threats. If they disappear, parents will have even fewer choices in education.  Email This Article

An age when grammar meant something - Wayne Eyre

As a former English teacher, I like to think that I have a respectable grasp of English grammar. It’s a mixed blessing, however: I’m forever wincing at grammatical gaffes.  Email This Article

Are Christians Prepared for Persecution? - James Hitchcock

The single greatest enemy of a vibrant Christianity in the United States is not its proclaimed opponents but the deep, seemingly ineradicable complacency of its own adherents.  Email This Article


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