The Dumbest Thing I’ll Do Today – Asking the DeVos Question

Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve always said, “Never get involved in an argument on Facebook.” Actually, what I said when I was a little boy was, “Never drop a frog down the pants of the town crier,” but the principle is the same. So, I feel like this is a mistake before … Read more

The Endumbening

Especially appropriate after the recent cultural dumpster fire known as the VMAs, Bill Whittle gives a talk on “The Great Unlearning: How Our Society Became so Stupid”:

Making Schools More Boy-Friendly

From Prager University, Christina Hoff Sommers talks about how schools have become anti-boy zones and recommends some changes to prevent boys in the classroom from feeling like the Amish in a Best Buy:

Being a Boy is Not a Disease

An article in The Atlantic is music to my ears: “Stop Penalizing Boys for Not Being Able to Sit Still at School“: A study released last year in the Journal of Human Resources confirms my suspicions. It seems that behavior plays a significant role in teachers’ grading practices, and consequently, boys receive lower grades from their … Read more

Constitution 201 – A.K.A. "Current Events"

Via the Corner, Hillsdale College is offering a Constitution 201 course, and the full course title is a grabber: “The Progressive Rejection of the Founding and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism” is a 10-week online course presented by Hillsdale College. Huh, I wonder how they got the idea for that?

Being a Christian in Academia

Via Justin Taylor, Christian philosophers Alvin Plantinga and Nicholas Wolterstorff talk about being Christian in the world of academia:

Is It Cool to Reform Your School?

The Naomi Shaefer Riley thinks that education reform is what all the cool kids are doing now: Maggie Gyllenhaal, the ultimate hipster actress, stars in “Won’t Back Down,” an education-reform drama that hits theaters next month. When did school choice became cool?  The film is the tale of two parents (one a teacher) who decide … Read more

And Now, Some Reasonable, Accurate Coverage of Christian Education

Hahahahahaha! Just kidding! It’s more of the same! This time it’s Mother Jones enlightening us with “wacky facts” kids will supposedly learn in Louisiana’s Christian private schools. They provide a list of these facts, which I’m sure are accurately reported and not distorted in any way and treated with every bit as much respect as … Read more

Now If They Could Just Get Off Facebook for Five Minutes and Get a Job

A new Facebook game aims to teach 20-somethings about financial responsibility: Kicked Out’s storyline begins as you are forced to leave your parents house. In order to survive, you must manage your personal finances and make long-term decisions while avoiding debt traps. Players learn how to take a loan, avoid debt, check balances on a … Read more

I Will Now Return to College and Make Honor Roll in a Subject I Know Nothing About

Courtesy Instapundit (isn’t everything?), the Tax Prof Blog highlights the data showing that 43% of all grades given at 4-year universities and colleges are A’s. When you break it down by sector, the easiest graders are private, nonprofit universities. The toughest graders? Commuter colleges. So, either the students at commuter colleges are getting challenged more, … Read more

An Education Fable

(Via Instapundit) What if we ran grocery stores the same way we run public education? Residents of each county would pay taxes on their properties. Nearly half of those tax revenues would then be spent by government officials to build and operate supermarkets. Each family would be assigned to a particular supermarket according to its … Read more

"For It"

(Via Ace) David Horowitz does question-and-answer with a student at UC San Diego dressed in her best “Lil’ Arafat” getup.  She is woefully outclassed; in spite of the fact that Horowitz has been giving these talks for years and coping with the nuttiest, most hateful loons that modern academia can throw at him (which is … Read more

Skip the College Education; Just Get the Tshirt

Seth Godin notices a problem (or two) with big-time, big-money, liberal arts college educations: A lot of these ills are the result of uniform accreditation programsthat have pushed high-cost, low-reward policies on institutions andrewarded schools that churn out young wanna-be professors instead ofexperiences that turn out leaders and problem-solvers. Just aswe’re watching the disintegration of … Read more