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Children and the Media: A Challenge for Education - Pope Benedict XVI

“Children exposed to what is aesthetically and morally excellent are helped to develop appreciation, prudence and the skills of discernment. Here it is important to recognize the fundamental value of parents’ example and the benefits of introducing young people to children's classics in literature, to the fine arts and to uplifting music.”  Read more...

Children schooled at home have better social skills - Julie Smyth

Children who are educated at home have better social skills and achieve higher grades on standardized tests than students in private or public schools, according to a new report. Contrary to the popular belief that children educated at home are disadvantaged because of a lack of peers, the study by the Fraser Institute shows they are happier, better adjusted and more sociable that those at institutional schools.  Read more...

Choice of a New Generation - SPENCER LEWERENZ

The scandal of the label "Generation X" is that so many diverse tastes are encompassed by it. By the very nature of modern pop culture, to employ one style in ministry will inevitably alienate those of a different predilection.  Read more...

Chris Kempling and the BCCT - J. Fraser Field

The first two freedoms guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are "freedom of conscience and religion" and "freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression". But much has changed in Canadian society since the Charter was written twenty years ago. Today freedom of religion and freedom of opinion and expression are routinely under attack, challenged, and frequently trumped by any number of competing rights in this country.  Read more...

Christian culture and the lives of the saints - Christopher Dawson

Whereas the secular historian is in no way committed to the cultures of the past, the Catholic is bound to the past by his belief in the continuity of tradition, so that he sees all the successive ages of the Church and all the different forms of Christian culture as an organic part of one living whole in which he participates.   Read more...

Christianity and Public Education: Do they Go Together - Chuck Colson

In his article, "Integrating Faith and Public Schools Without Mixing Church and State", Eric Buehrer says that teaching students about Christianity and its positive influence on American culture is not only possible, it's legal, and a legitimate academic pursuit for public schools.  Read more...

Christianity Reflected In Two Historic Writings From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Eric Buehrer

February is Black History Month. Many schools will highlight the contributions and accomplishments of various African-Americans in history. This provides an excellent opportunity for students to also learn about the influence of Christianity on the Civil Rights Movement. For example, if students are to truly understand Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s activities for Civil Rights, they need to understand how Christianity influenced his thinking.  Read more...

Class(room) Warriors - John Leo

The cultural left has a new tool for enforcing political conformity in schools of education.  Read more...

Coach’s Character Development Self-Evaluation Checklist - Matthew L. Davidson, Kelli Moran-Miller, and Jeffrey Pratt Beedy

This checklist is designed to provide information on coaches’ approach to character development. It is designed to collect important information that can help guide future discussions about character development in sports.   Read more...

College: Where free speech is devalued - Bruce Thornton

As the Athenian playwright Sophocles once wrote, "Free men have free tongues."  Read more...

Collegiate Sex-Ed - Ryan T. Anderson

Every fall, kids arrive on college campuses and learn that their basic moral intuitions on sexual matters don’t square with the reigning ideas. Thanks to debased campus culture and overreaching on the part of administrators and professors, students are beginning to respond systematically -- and they’re having an impact. Here's how.   Read more...

Coming Clean: The Real Truth About Men's and Women's Brains - James Bowman

In the school where I once taught, they used to tell the story of the smart-alecky boy in chemistry class who, upon being given meticulous instructions as to the day’s classwork, put his hand up and asked: "Please, sir, why do we need to do this experiment? You already know how it comes out, and we don’t care."  Read more...

Commencement Speech to Providence Academy High School - Jennifer Roback Morse

Faculty and Students of Providence Academy; Class of 2011; parents, friends and benefactors: this is a wonderful and memorable day.   Read more...

Commentary on the General Directory for Catechesis - RAYMOND L. BURKE, D.D., J.C.D.

On August 11, 1997, Pope John Paul II approved for publication the General Directory for Catechesis as the norm and instrument for the church in fulfilling her fundamental responsibility of teaching the faith.  Read more...

Common Core's Substandard Writing Standards - Anthony Esolen

I've donned my boots and leggings, and done what I had no desire to do.  I am examining, with tedious scrutiny, the so-called Common Core Curriculum for literature and English, a new'n'improved set of standards for reading and writing in our schools from kindergarten to twelfth grade.  Read more...

Common-Sense Schooling - Frederick M. Hess

Amidst the politicized debates over the No Child Left Behind Act's provisions on testing, sanctions, spending and teacher quality, it is easy for voters and policymakers to lose sight of the essential question: How do we build systems of schools that foster excellence?  Read more...

Competition passes the test - Jay P. Greene & Marcus A. Winters

Still more evidence that public schools improve when threatened with the loss of students and money.  Read more...

Confronting the Hook-Up Culture - Robert George and John Londregan

A new approach is needed to support students in the hostile hook-up culture on college campuses.  Read more...

Contemplata Tradere: On Its Being Better to Illuminate Than Merely To Shine - James V. Schall, S.J.

Certain questions, good questions, never seem to be asked any more.  Read more...

Courage - Donald DeMarco

The various virtues — courage, compassion, generosity, and so on — still ring well in the secular ear. But the secular world’s interest in the meaning behind these positive sounding words is minimal.  Read more...

Course's gay 'plunges' earn school a PC award - ANDREA BILLUPS

For their efforts at training new teachers, San Diego State has been named the top winner of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute's Polly Awards, handed out each year for outrageous examples of political correctness on college campuses.  Read more...

Creativity begins with discipline - Robert Fulford

Education, as education bureaucrats will tell you, is the road to the future.  Read more...

Curbing Bad Language - Thomas Lickona & Matthew Davidson

How can we teach students to be more reflective and respectful in their use of language?  Read more...

Cynicism, Justice, and the Teaching Profession - Doug McManaman

Cynicism has become more widespread over the years. The causes of this encroaching cynicism among Catholic teachers in particular are complex and cannot easily be reduced to a single one.  Read more...

Declaration on the Authority of Parents and Guardians in the Education of their Children - Catholic Civil Rights League

The Declaration on the Authority of Parents and Guardians in the Education of their Children is a statement drafted by the Catholic Civil Rights League (Canada) and offered to all people of good will who accept the principles it affirms. It does not depend upon particular religious beliefs.  Read more...


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