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The New Counterculture - Margaret Talbot

The rapid growth of the home-schooling movement owes much to the energy and organizational skills of its Christian advocates.  Read more...

The New Curriculum: Reading, Writing, and Self-esteem - J. Fraser Field

One of the most dominant articles of faith pervading the modern curriculum is the notion that children can't achieve and won’t succeed unless they have high self-esteem.   Read more...

The other Crisis in American Education - DANIEL J. SINGAL

A college professor looks at the forgotten victims of our mediocre public educational system-the potentially high achievers whose SAT scores have fallen, and who read less, understand less of what they read, and know less than the top students of a generation ago.  Read more...

The Other Deficit - Cal Thomas

While Congress spends -- and plans to spend -- like the proverbial drunken sailor to "bailout" various industries for practices that are largely their fault and the fault of those in Congress who were supposed to provide oversight, another deficit looms which is at least as troubling as the economic one.  Read more...

The Papacy: The Ministry of St. Peter in the New Testament (2 of 3) - Robert Stackpole

Students will understand that St. Peter was given a special pastoral ministry by Jesus Christ: that of “Rock” and “Shepherd” of the early Church.  Read more...

The Papacy: The Petrine Ministry in the Early Church (3 of 3) - Robert Stackpole

Students will understand that after Jesus created a special Petrine ministry to lead and unify His Church (demonstrated in lesson two) He then used that ministry to secure the unity-in-truth of the early Christian Church, through its many struggles and difficulties.  Read more...

The Parent Trap - John Leo

David and Tonia Parker of Lexington, Mass., saw a red flag when their son came home from kindergarten last January with a "diversity book bag" that included Who's in a Family, a book promoting acceptance of gay marriage.  Read more...

The Pitfalls of Sex Education - Toni Collins

We faced a lot of unforeseen issues when we decided that the best choice for our third child was public high school.  Read more...

The Plan to Save Catholic Schools - Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan

It has been a somewhat somber Catholic Schools Week for me, since in the Archdiocese of New York we recently announced that 24 of our schools will be closing at the end of this academic year.  Read more...

The Pleasures of Perfidy - Theodore Dalrymple

It is curious to think that in 1943, while people were being gassed at one end of Europe, other people were fretting about how to address a letter correctly to a Dowager Duchess.   Read more...

The pope and the universities - George Weigel

Pope Benedict XVI had barely left the Catholic University of America on April 17 when the Catholic higher education establishment's spin machine shifted into high gear.  Read more...

The Privilege and Eminence of Teaching - Doug McManaman

Because teaching is holy, the identity of the teacher can best be understood in the context of the threefold division of Christ's identity, namely that of priest, prophet and king; for the revelation of this threefold identity is the revelation of our identity, that is, the revelation of the fundamental truth about humanity.  Read more...

The Purpose of Catholic Education and the Role of the State - Christiaan Alting von Geusau & Philip Booth

Catholic educational institutions should have three goals in order to be able to fulfil their primary mission to allow students to "encounter the living God who in Jesus Christ reveals his transforming love and truth" (Pope Benedict XVI).  Read more...

The Religious Aim of Education - G.K. Chesterton

It is only by a definite and even deliberate narrowing of the mind that we can keep religion out of education.  Read more...

The Renaissance of Faith and Reason - ROBERT P. GEORGE

In the year that has passed since Pope John Paul II released his encyclical Fides et Ratio (Faith and Reason), theologians, philosophers, scientists, and other scholars have pondered its meaning and significance.  Read more...

The Rise of Faux Diversity - Bruce Thornton

The falsity of the ideological construct of "diversity" is best understood by contrasting it to genuine diversity.   Read more...

The Roots of the Education Wars - E. D. Hirsch Jr.

My subject is going to be a very general one — the intellectual roots of the education wars. I am going to present one intellectual historian's take on those origins, and proffer an explanation of the remarkable durability of Romantic educational ideas even in the face of practical failures.  Read more...

The Scream! - Diane Ravitch

There is no social science evidence that children need to be frightened by the books they read.  Read more...

The Secret to Looking Beautiful - Douglas McManaman

The purpose of human life is not "feeling good", but being good, and as a leading philosopher recently wrote, "the beautiful is the way the good manifests itself to the rational creature." A person of good moral character will be experienced by others as a beautiful person, as a very attractive person. We become beautiful by choosing the good (kalon).   Read more...

The Study of Western Culture - CHRISTOPHER DAWSON

One of the chief defects of modern education has been its failure to find an adequate method for the study of our own civilization.  Read more...

The Task of Evangelization in Secular America - MOST REV. CHARLES CHAPUT

Catholic education cannot be done by the disaffected or lukewarm.  Read more...

The Teachers' Unions - CHARLENE HAAR

From the school house to the White House, the teachers' unions are the most formidable foes of meaningful education reforms...  Read more...

The Ten Commandments: A Concise Summary for High School Students - Deacon Douglas McManaman

The Ten Commandments in the Torah (Exodus 20) are a formulation of the basic precepts (principles) of morality.  Read more...

The Traditional High School - Jeffrey Mirel

For more than a century, American educators and education policymakers have chosen sides in a great debate about the nature and function of American high schools.  Read more...

The Truth about Education - G.K. Chesterton

The fashionable fallacy is that by education we can give people something that we have not got.  Read more...


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