College Shakespeare Is Missing from Action

College Shakespeare is not required in all but four of the top 25 Ivy League and top 25 Liberal Arts schools, even for literature majors! As much as I love Shakespeare, I don’t care too much if colleges don’t require it for all graduates. I think obsessing over the “perfect” curriculum for a four-year education only encourages the horrible myth that our education is something done to us at school and then stops when we graduate. No! Education should be ongoing and we should be working Read more […]

Seventy-Five Percent of High School Seniors Have Been Wasting Their Time in School

Three-fourths of students should have been doing something productive with their lives rather than going to math classes. That is what we learn from the recent release of the nation’s “report card.” Sixty percent would probably be better off if they had dropped out and gotten a full-time job. According to Breitbart, In an abysmal showing, only about one-quarter of U.S. high school seniors performed solidly in math in a major assessment known as the nation’s report card, reinforcing concerns Read more […]

Toddler Verbosity Gap Gives State License To Put Eighteen-Month-Olds Into Pre-Pre-School

The New York Times informs us that there are people who want to put children in school at a much earlier age: Nearly two decades ago, a landmark study found that by age 3, the children of wealthier professionals have heard words millions more times than those of less educated parents, giving them a distinct advantage in school and suggesting the need for increased investment in prekindergarten programs. Now a follow-up study has found a language gap as early as 18 months, heightening the policy Read more […]