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Why Philosophy is Everybody’s Business—Mortimer J. Adler

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER One can be a generally educated human being without being knowledgeable in this or that specialized field of empirical science. Such...

The Case of Charlotte-Mecklenburg

Why Didn't School Desegregation Work? BY CARL L. BANKSTON III After well over a half-century of efforts to desegregate American schools, many schools and even school...

Paul Berman’s The Flight of the Intellectuals

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III The recent controversy over Ayaan Hirsi Ali's speech at Yale reminded me of a review I published back in 2011...

Paul Berman's The Flight of the Intellectuals

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III The recent controversy over Ayaan Hirsi Ali's speech at Yale reminded me of a review I published back in 2011...

Why Therapy Failed Elliot Rodge

Therapists are not trained to teach clients how to stop being bullied/rejected BY IZZY KALMAN The recent horrific murder rampage by Elliot Rodger in Santa...

Why Telling on Bullies Backfires

Bullying becomes a bigger problem when adults triangulate BY IZZY KALMAN An important research study recently made the news. Sibling bullying has been going up...

The Lincoln Nebraska Flier Fiasco

The Buck Stops With Me BY IZZY KALMAN April 20. The past few days have been some of the most painful I have experienced in many...

University Wants Fewer Whites — Fears “Mediocrity”

BY SELWYN DUKE If you thought the “educator” who saw “racist” intent behind offering someone a peanut-butter sandwich was a loon, consider Western Washington...

Why Schools Deny that Bullying Causes Suicide

Kids say they commit suicide because of bullying. Why do their schools deny it? BY IZZY KALMAN Author's Transparency Declaration: I declare that I am part of...

Principle Number Two: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Or - Practice What You Preach BY IZZY KALMAN You have probably heard the expression, Children learn from what we do, not from what we say....

Government Pre-K Advocates, Please Mingle Reason with your Passion

BY ANDREW J. COULSON, CATO INSTITUTE A recent New York Times story touts growing nationwide support for expanded government Pre-K, from the Obama Administration at...

Anti-Bullying Laws are Hurting School Counselors

BY IZZY KALMAN Counselors are thrilled with anti-bullying laws until they face reality I have worked in schools since 1978, and I have always treated the...

Officer Christopher Dorner, All American

BY IZZY KALMAN One of the most fascinating dramas of recent times is being played out as I write: the manhunt for former Los Angeles...

Charter Schools and Integration

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III The National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education has a new study just out on the effect of...

The Politics of Education; and Why You Need To Take Sides

BY BRUCE DEITRICK PRICE Education is an intellectually convoluted field. Perhaps 100 years ago it was simple. Teachers taught children the 3 R’s, civics, penmanship,...

More “Civic Engagement”

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III My university is now considering a proposal to make “public service” and “civic engagement” part of the tenure consideration process....

Jesus Taught the Solution to Bullying

Even most Christians don't realize they have already been given the solution. By Izzy Kalman I am writing this on December 24. Tonight almost a third...

“Creating, Promoting, and Enforcing” Opinions in the Marketplace of Ideas

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III I was disappointed to read that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth District has upheld the firing of...

Competition and Free Thought: Friedman, Mill and Educational Choice

NATHAN SMITH, THE FREEMAN John Stuart Mill’s ideas on education are not as well known as Milton Friedman’s. But they may deserve to be. Mill...

Commencement Controversy

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III There is a very small but symbolically interesting controversy at my university over this year’s recently announced commencement speaker, the...

Training Teachers for Social Justice

EDUCATION REPORTER, EAGLE FORUM At the Fifth Annual Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice, race, class, white privilege, oppression, alternative lifestyles, identity – all...