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Webster’s American Education—§ 10 — Democratic Thinker

Webster’s American Education—§ 10 — Democratic Thinker

American Thought Noah Webster, shortly after the end of the Revolutionary War, publishes an essay in his American Magazine outlining his reasons and methods for revising the educational system in the new republic. On the EDUCATION of YOUTH in AMERICA. NEW YORK, 1788. ————— § 10.  Fatal Effects of employing Men of low Karacters in [...]

Webster’s American Education—§ 8 — Democratic Thinker

Webster’s American Education—§ 8 — Democratic Thinker

American Thought Noah Webster, shortly after the end of the Revolutionary War, publishes an essay in his American Magazine outlining his reasons and methods for revising the educational system in the new republic. On the EDUCATION of YOUTH in AMERICA. NEW YORK, 1788. ————— § 8.  On classing Students. PERHAPS it may also be [...]

The Importance of History

The Importance of History

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, Steven Horwitz Back in the classroom after a year-long sabbatical, I’m realizing how much I missed the direct interaction with students.  For me, nothing compares to those moments when the light of understanding comes on in my students or when they face a challenge to things long taken for granted. Their [...]

Webster’s American Education—§ 5 — Democratic Thinker

Webster’s American Education—§ 5 — Democratic Thinker

American Thought Noah Webster, shortly after the end of the Revolutionary War, publishes an essay in his American Magazine outlining his reasons and methods for revising the educational system in the new republic. On the EDUCATION of YOUTH in AMERICA. NEW YORK, 1788. ————— § 5.  Study of Mathematics. THESE remarks suggest another [...]

Our Schools: Dumb and Dumber

Our Schools: Dumb and Dumber

By Alan Caruba As the nation’s children return to elementary and secondary schools, it is increasingly essential that their parents and communities coast to coast realize how poorly served they are and how their learning environment is increasingly tainted by a socialist agenda. Our nation’s schools have long been factories of boredom, [...]

Who is the Biggest Campaign Spender of All?

Who is the Biggest Campaign Spender of All?

Liberty Alerts, Education Reporter Political ads constantly warn Americans to beware of the legislative clout big business can buy. But the biggest political campaign spender isn't ExxonMobil, Wal-Mart or Microsoft, or even an industry association like the American Bankers Association. It's not even an entire labor federation, like the [...]

Webster’s American Education—§ 2 — Democratic Thinker

Webster’s American Education—§ 2 — Democratic Thinker

American Thought Noah Webster, shortly after the end of the Revolutionary War, publishes an essay in his American Magazine outlining his reasons and methods for revising the educational system in the new republic. On the EDUCATION of YOUTH in AMERICA. NEW YORK, 1788. ————— § 2.  Division of the Subject. Attention to the Dead [...]

IJ Returns to Supreme Court in Landmark School Choice Case

IJ Returns to Supreme Court in Landmark School Choice Case

By Chip Mellor When the U.S. Supreme Court considers Garriott v. Winn next term, it will mark IJ’s fourth appearance before the Court in only eight years. The Court will decide the constitutionality of Arizona’s individual tax credit program through which more than 27,000 children attend private schools. Having four cases before the Supreme [...]

S.C.O.T.U.S. Urged to Back Arizona Tuition Tax Credits

S.C.O.T.U.S. Urged to Back Arizona Tuition Tax Credits

Liberty Alerts, American Center for Law and Justice We have filed an amicus brief at the Supreme Court of the United States in defense of the state of Arizona's tuition tax credit program. It's an important case that has significant ramifications. The brief argues that a lawsuit challenging the program should be dismissed because those bringing [...]

Grading on NY State Math Exams Doesn’t Add Up

Grading on NY State Math Exams Doesn’t Add Up

Liberty Alerts, Eagle Forum, Education Reporter Student scores on the New York state math test are up in every grade tested this year, with some grades showing astonishing double-digit gains. Some experts and critics charged the tests were easier than prior years, despite education officials' promises to "strengthen" and "increase the rigor" of [...]

Educators Tamper With Tests

Educators Tamper With Tests

Liberty Alerts, Education Reporter Standardized test scores are up in several states, but so are suspicions of teacher and administrator test tampering. At least six states have announced investigations into cheating this year, and more may be on the way. Three teachers, the principal and assistant principal all resigned from Normandy [...]

Study Finds Freshman Summer Reading Lightweight and Leftist

Study Finds Freshman Summer Reading Lightweight and Leftist

Eagle Forum, Education Reporter A growing number of American universities, including 79 of U.S. News & World Report's top 100 list, ask incoming freshman to read one book over the summer. The purpose, as expressed by Florida Southern College, is to promote "a shared intellectual experience" and "campus-wide dialogue." Kalamazoo College [...]

Obama’s Title IX Ruling a ‘Step Backwards’ for Athletic Programs

Obama’s Title IX Ruling a ‘Step Backwards’ for Athletic Programs

Education Reporter, Eagle Forum With its reversal of a Bush-era Title IX regulation that allowed colleges to survey student interest in athletics and then spend accordingly, the Obama administration strongly signaled that gender quotas are the only certain measure of compliance. In April, the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) [...]

The American Scholar: The Education — Democratic Thinker

The American Scholar: The Education — Democratic Thinker

American Thought Ralph Waldo Emerson addresses the Phi Beta Kappa at Cambridge with an oration that would become known as The American Scholar. Is not, indeed, every man a student, and do not all things exist for the student’s behoof? And, finally, is not the true scholar the only true master? But, as the old oracle said, “All things have [...]

The Holy Bible’s Influence on Herman Melville and Others

The Holy Bible’s Influence on Herman Melville and Others

American Minute with Bill Federer "There she blows!" cried the lookout, sighting Moby Dick. Captain Ahab and his chief mate Starbuck sailed the seas to capture this great white whale. But as fate would have it, when the harpoon struck, the rope flew out entangling Ahab, pulling him under. This classic was written by Herman Melville, born AUGUST [...]

Mississippi College Reverses Punishment of Student for Swearing

Mississippi College Reverses Punishment of Student for Swearing

Liberty Alerts, TheFIRE.org JACKSON, Miss., July 28, 2010—Isaac Rosenbloom is again able to pursue advanced training as a paramedic at Hinds Community College (HCC) now that the school has reversed its punishment against him for swearing a single time outside of class. Rosenbloom, who supports his wife and two young children as an [...]

Diversity and Tolerance — T.F. Stern

Diversity and Tolerance — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern, A leading headline this week had to do with Julea Ward, a student expelled from Eastern Michigan University’s graduate student counseling program because she held to her Christian belief that homosexuality was not moral. I guess this falls into the lefts all encompassing “diversity and tolerance” unless that diversity and [...]

Victory for Academic Freedom: ‘Human Heredity’ Professor Receives $100,000 Settlement

Victory for Academic Freedom: ‘Human Heredity’ Professor Receives $100,000 Settlement

Liberty Alerts, TheFIRE.org SAN JOSÉ, Calif., July 26, 2010—Nearly three years after terminating her over her protected classroom speech, the San José/Evergreen Community College District (SJCCD) has agreed to pay adjunct professor June Sheldon $100,000 in lost earnings in exchange for dismissal of her First Amendment lawsuit. In 2007, [...]

Washington State gets message on bias reporting protocols; will other universities?

Washington State gets message on bias reporting protocols; will other universities?

Liberty Alerts, TheFIRE.org The advent of bias reporting protocols on university campuses is viewed by FIRE as a pernicious threat to student speech, and with good reason. Universities that maintain and operate such policies typically encourage students and others on campus to report, often anonymously, occasions in which they experience [...]

Subsidizing More College Students Won’t Help the Economy

Subsidizing More College Students Won’t Help the Economy

The Freeman, George Leef Governments in the United States subsidize college education heavily. State universities charge students very low tuition rates, and the federal government has a host of grant and loan programs designed to make college affordable to most families. (As politicians make those programs more generous, schools have spent [...]

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