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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...

What Teachers Mean - Father James V. Schall, S.J.

What are students and what are professors or teachers?   Read more...

What the Schools Have Forgotten - WILLIAM J. BENNETT

Earlier this month the top-rated elementary school in Montgomery County accepted the resignation of its principal and suspended a teacher for providing students with the answers on Maryland's state achievement tests.  Read more...

What's So Odd About Religious Colleges? - William McGurn

It's tough to run a college these days. It's tougher still when you set high standards. And it's toughest of all when those standards reflect an Ozzie and Harriet morality in a Sarah Jessica Parker world.  Read more...

What's Wrong With Vocational School? - Charles Murray

Too many Americans are going to college.  Read more...

What's Your Score on the S.A.T - Answer Sheet - Noel J. Augustyn

exam that I think my eighth-grade friend from last Christmas should have to pass before graduating from Catholic grammar school.   Read more...

When the Education System Puts Christians on the Spot - Kenneth D. Whitehead

Kenneth Whitehead, a former U.S. assistant secretary of education, shared with ZENIT why it may be necessary for Catholics to look for educational alternatives in the face of the increasing conflicts among the courts, Christians and federally funded schools, and the growing moral corruption of our times.  Read more...

Where Fathers and Sons Meet -- St. Thomas H.S. - JOHN SAGE & THADDEUS J. KOSENS

St. Thomas High School has always been the kind of place that does not shrink from a test of character.  Read more...


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