The Evidence is Clear—Cellphones and Learning Do Not Mix

The Evidence is Clear – Cellphones and Learning Do Not Mix

Distraction has always been a teacher’s biggest problem. After all, lessons can only take root if students are paying attention. Distractions are inevitable. No teacher, no matter how skilled, can filter them all out. Kids bring their distractions to school with them. A sick parent, a lost dog, lack of breakfast, an argument on the … Read more

Meet the Real Book Banners: School Librarians Weed Out Titles Based on Date

Meet the Real Book Banners: School Librarians Weed Out Titles Based on Date

Librarians call it “weeding,” a long-standing—and legitimate—practice. Most school libraries have very limited space and must clear out shelves to make room for more titles. Usually, the process is a quiet one. Taxpayers don’t like to see expensive materials being thrown into landfills or incinerated. The Need to Weed The idea is simple: unlike public … Read more

The Red Chinese Are Turning America’s Best Schools Into Little Red Classrooms

The Red Chinese Are Turning America’s Best Schools Into Little Red Classrooms

Most educated Americans would be happy to hear that their local schools offer students a chance to learn Mandarin Chinese. Given China’s growing importance, many opportunities in business, academia and diplomacy are open to those with such skills. Expensive Classes However, offering foreign languages (or “world languages,” to use the preferred academic term) is difficult … Read more

Pushing Back Against Satan at a Virginia School

Pushing Back Against Satan at a Virginia School

A battle between God and Satan rages at a primary school in Chesapeake, Virginia. Here Is What Happened Late last year, The Satanic Temple (TST) applied to start an After-School Satan Club at B.M. Williams Primary School. Fearing a reaction, TST made the request discretely, hoping it would pass under the radar of vigilant parents. … Read more

Three Academic Skills that Children Must Have—And Schools Ignore

Three Academic Skills that Children Must Have—And Schools Ignore

Among the many causes of the failure of education in America today is the refusal to teach fundamental skills. Modern teaching methods especially target three essential skills—memorization, organization, and objectivity. Of course, these skills build upon the primary foundation of morality that no school can entirely provide. Without morality, education often makes “a bad child … Read more