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Are We Getting The Most Bang For Our Education Buck?

Last week, Teachers College Press released Getting the Most Bang for the Education Buck, a new volume edited by Rick Hess and Brandon Wright. I contributed a chapter to that volume, which I’ll get to in a moment. But before that, I just want to emphasize how important...

THE ONLY GOOD OPTION IS A DEAD OPTION!

At the conclusion of one of the most criminally underappreciated very bad movies of all time, the 90210 kids-turned-space-marines of “Starship Troopers” capture a “brain bug.” Neil Patrick Harris as Col. Carl Jenkins uses his mind-reading powers to intuit the thoughts of the hulking...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Knew that Reading Mattered

While heartfelt tributes and political panic saturate America's media platforms in the wake of RBG's passing, her comments about the importance of reading also deserve our utmost attention. Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped...

Stop Trying to Indoctrinate Our Kids

I really don’t need activists trying to indoctrinate my children under the guise of classroom teaching. If they are up to the challenge of providing background information, a variety of perspectives and an opportunity for students to draw their own conclusions and speak freely about them, then...