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Twilight of Sociology - Wilfred M. McClay

Seymour Martin Lipset explored the social forces that limit individual freedom. Is an era of inquiry over?  Read more...

Two sides to the story - Father Raymond J. de Souza

This afternoon, Stephen Harper will rise in the House of Commons to deliver a formal apology on behalf of the government to native Canadians who attended residential schools.   Read more...

Universities Under Fire for Pro-Abortion Honorees - National Catholic Register

Catholic organizations have criticized two prominent Catholic universities, Boston College and Seton Hall, over honors the schools bestowed recently on abortion supporters. “It is incomprehensible how any Catholic with a shred of conviction or an ounce of loyalty could acquiesce in the selection of someone whose career is so antithetical to what the Catholic religion teaches about human life and human dignity,” said the Catholic Action League’s executive director, C.J. Doyle.  Read more...

University Students Today: Portrait of a Generation Searching - Mary Ann Glendon

Harvard Law professor Mary Ann Glendon prepared this address for the Pontifical Council for the Laity's 8th International Youth Forum, held near Rome in April, 2004.  Read more...

Urban Tragedy - Michael Petrilli

Catholic schools need saving.  Read more...

Virtue and The Art of Living - Edward P. Sri

I'll never forget the instructor's last words: "And if you happen to fall out of your kayak, don't try to stand up in the river."  Read more...

Vouchers Spur Public Schools to Compete - Clint Green

"Do not hold the delusion that your advancement is accomplished by crushing others." — Marcus Tullius Cicero   Read more...

Want to build your child's self-esteem? - Tralee Pearce

Tell them how ordinary they are. A growing body of research suggests that praising kids for their talent and intelligence doesn't help them achieve success -- it sets them up for disappointment.  Read more...

Ways out of the Christian ghetto - Joseph Weiler

A Jewish scholar reflects on what can reverse the retreat of Christians before militant secularism.  Read more...

We're Scaring Our Children to Death - Peggy Noonan

Duck-and-cover drills were never this frightening.  Read more...

We've Lost that 'Thinking' Feeling - Dennis Buonafede

When I first begin a new semester of teaching Philosophy, I always begin by asking students for their opinions on certain moral and social questions. In almost all cases the student's response begins with: "I feel that..."  Read more...

Weaving Character Education into Language Arts - Betsy Stecker

If you are passionate about bringing character into your classroom, you'll want to find ways to integrate it into everyday academic instruction. I pursue that integration through my subject area, language arts (grades 5-8).  Read more...

What A Student Owes His Teacher - James V. Schall, S.J.

Students have obligations to their teachers, obligations arising from the fact that the teacher-student relationship is primarily a spiritual relationship.  Read more...

What a Teacher Can Do to Foster Honesty - Hal Urban

As a high school teacher, I wanted my students to realize that when we choose to be honest — or dishonest — something happens inside of us.   Read more...

What American Teenagers Believe - Christian Smith

"Despite their abject failure at the level of conscious articulation of their faith, on every measure of life outcome — relationship with family, doing well at school, avoiding risk behaviors, everything — highly religious teens are doing much better than non-religious kids. It's just a remarkable observable difference. Somehow the religious teachings do sink in and make a significant difference in teens' moral worldview.  Read more...

What Do They Know of English… - Philip Hensher - The Spectator

In the United Kingdom, writes Philip Hensher in "The Spectator", it was recently announced that Shakespeare is to be dropped in his entirety from the high school English curriculum. That leaves the study of a single novel as the sole compulsory element left in the curriculum. “What an education along these lines will produce was brought home to me recently in sobering fashion,” writes Hensher.  Read more...

What Do You Know? - Pete du Pont

Are our citizens enlightened enough to exercise the powers of our democracy?  Read more...

What Happens in Vagueness Stays in Vagueness - Clark Whelton

The decline and fall of American English, and stuff.  Read more...

What in the World is Love?: A Reflection for the Young - Douglas McManaman

Being clear about the difference between genuine love and those other loves that are less stable can go a long way in maximizing a person's chances of having a successful marriage.   Read more...

What is Effective Character Education? - Thomas Lickona

Can schools, while they have students in their charge, make an observable difference in their character — the degree to which they know, love, and do the good? That question we can answer: Good schools, like good families, do make a difference. That is a source of hope as we face the formidable challenge of renewing our moral culture.   Read more...

What is Public about Public Schools? - Phi Delta Kappan

Recent developments in the provision of education mean that the old definitions of "public schooling" no longer hold. Frederick M. Hess offers his suggestions for a broadened definition that will help public education regain its status as a shared ideal. His essay is followed by responses from four educators. This lively exchange — which was featured in the February 2004 issue of Phi Delta Kappan — concludes with a rejoinder by Frederick M. Hess.  Read more...

What Makes a University "Great"? - George Weigel

Milwaukee’s Marquette University has been in a bit of a flap.  Read more...

What Public Education can Learn from Catholic Schools - BRUNO V. MANNO

The remarkable academic success of the Catholic high school is apparent, particularly when one views its effectiveness for certain disadvantaged and minority children.  Read more...

What Saudi students learn - Freedom House

This week, Freedom House, a U.S.-based NGO that seeks to promote democracy around the world, released Saudi Arabia’s Curriculum of Intolerance, a report on Islamic-studies textbooks published by the Saudi Ministry of Education. What follows are excerpts from the report.  Read more...

What Schools Can Do - William Kilpatrick

The core problem facing our schools is a moral one. If students don't learn habits of courage and justice, curriculums designed to improve their self-esteem won't stop the epidemic of extortion, bullying, and violence; neither will courses designed to make them more sensitive to diversity.  Read more...


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