October 17, 2019

Tag - Education

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...

The Lie that Keeps on Giving

Did you ever hear of Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C.? Founded in 1870, it was the first public school for black students in America. Academically, it was a remarkable success, with a high number of graduates who went on to make a mark in all...

Undermining with Underpants

A good friend of mine has been a regular participant in the America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Detroit. A few years ago, when I asked what her role would be in the parade, she said she was going to be a rope holder for a large inflated character...

Education–The Great Mystery

It’s September, and the children are back in school, so it’s time for a little quiz. Take a look at the following sentence: The students (a) have discovered that (b) they can address issues more effectively (c) through letter-writing campaigns (d)...

The Elephant in the Classroom

For well over a century, the phrase “elephant in the room” has been used to denote a situation that is too obvious to ignore but is nevertheless ignored. In the classroom, the “elephant” is bureaucracy, and its effect on the process of teaching and...

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