Education Gone Wild
Education Gone Wild
by | Apr 1, 2020

What does education look like in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic? At the K-12 level, you’ve got problems. At the collegiate level, you’ve got existential problems. School is out for the year in most locales. More innovative districts are…

by | Mar 28, 2020

The plague has brought in some fresh air. For a number of years, I have led a small, devoted group of students in study of texts from the Chabad Chassidic tradition. The group is comfortable, friendly, and open. It has…

by | Mar 13, 2020

The New York Times wants to teach your kids and grandkids to be woke. Don’t let them. Like most professional academics, I watched the launch of the New York Times’ “1619 Project” with a mix of genuine scholarly interest, an occasional desire to…

by | Mar 7, 2020

“Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action.” By contemporary Washington standards, James Bond’s nemesis Goldfinger was naïve. He was only scheming to corner the world’s gold supply by using a nuclear bomb to break into…

by | Feb 9, 2020

Drag queen story hour has run its course on Twitter, but the fight has moved over to legislation. A proposed bill in the Missouri state Legislature would, among other things, keep drag queens from reading to children in libraries.  It…

by | Jan 28, 2020

We are two hours removed from Pittsburgh as we roll into the small town of Oberlin, Ohio. It’s a gray day in early January. There’s a chill in the air, and few people are about. Students at the college make…

by | Jan 10, 2020

Rep. George Holding (R-N.C.) won’t be retiring from the House until next year, but he’s already left his mark on academe. This past tax day, he sent Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a letter objecting to the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle…

by | Jan 2, 2020

Dr. Roland Fryer, an award-winning economist, was one of the most promising members in the economics department at Harvard. His career was recently derailed, however, when a female administrative assistant accused him of inappropriate behavior. As a consequence, he was…

by | Dec 1, 2019

Washington After all the lectures from the superior folks on the left about the, well, “deplorable” tone of the Trump base, it has come to this: Tuesday morning, middle and high school students booed first lady Melania Trump as she…

by | Nov 28, 2019

Dear College Students, Happy Thanksgiving! You may be tired of stories about Pilgrims and Puritans, so consider instead a word you’ve heard and probably spoken about: privilege. You may have even accused someone of being privileged. But do you really…

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