Category Archives: education

A Public Service By Thomas Sowell

Sometimes someone inadvertently performs a public service by bringing an unbelievably stupid and dangerous idea to the surface, where it can be exposed for what it is. The New York Times can be credited — if that is the word … Continue reading

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Mary And Her Little Lamb

The childhood nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb” is familiar to all, but did you know it’s based on a real Mary and a real lamb and a real incident that took place at school? The real Mary, Mary … Continue reading

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One societal sickness that we still can’t eradicate: Political lies By Thomas Sowell

One of the painful realities of our times is how long a political lie can survive, even after having been disproved years ago, or even generations ago. A classic example is the phrase “tax cuts for the rich,” which is … Continue reading

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What’s So Important About 1588?

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The A to Zen of a Writer’s Life By Chris Breechen

A while back I saw a poster called the “A to Zen of Life.”  It had “Dali Lama” written across it in cursive so I know it was totally legitimate Dali Lama quotes.  I thought that an “A to Zen … Continue reading

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More children in the West are being taught math using China’s fabled, slightly brutal “mastery” method

There has been a growing feeling in the UK, a country with some of the most elite schools (paywall) and revered universities in the world, that their students are lagging behind students in other countries. This is particularly true in … Continue reading

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