June 26, 2019

Tag - Education

Back to School?

Lent is a particularly good time to consider the virtue of humility. We all know that pride comes before a fall. So with this in mind, let me give you a little quiz to see if I can help you develop humility. All you have to do is answer the...

The “Sensitivity” Train

A day or two after the presidential election, an incident in a middle school in Royal Oak, Michigan, created a media-driven controversy. A very short video shot in the school’s cafeteria captured a small number of students chanting, “Build that wall...

A Crucial Education Reform

With a new administration comes renewed hope of meaningful education reform. Among the most needed reforms is one that ought to be obvious but is seldom addressed—helping students achieve intellectual maturity by developing in them the habits of...

Why Family Matters

This year’s U.S. presidential campaign transfixed the public with unparalleled amounts of mudslinging against both major candidates. Meanwhile, American families are sliding downward in their own mire. Progressives like to talk about social inequity...

Hard to Believe

In an unprecedented act of concern for the most vulnerable among us, a Seattle public school system sponsored a “Babies’ Lives Matter” day. Most of the teachers and many of the students wore tee-shirts with the photo of an unborn baby inside a womb...

An Open Letter to LeBron James

Dear Mr. James, Let me begin by commending you for your Family Foundation and the work it is doing to improve the education of young people and adults in Akron. You have committed millions of your own dollars to provide over a thousand scholarships...

The Lion, the Witch, and What a Wardrobe

Recently a friend wanted to celebrate my birthday by taking me to Stratford, Ontario, to see a stage performance of C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. As usual at Stratford, the acting was excellent and the staging was imaginative...

Dancing with the Devil

Christian Brothers High School (CBHS) in Memphis, Tennessee, is being sued by the parents of one of its students. The complaint accuses the all-boy Catholic school of punishing, humiliating, and depriving student Lance Sanderson of his senior year...

Unholy Water

In the early 20th century, Catholic apologist G. K. Chesterton lamented about the sorry state of education. In his view “the main fact about education is that it does not exist.” He believed that the word “education” had no specific content, like...