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Magpie Education for Small-Mouth Bass

We’re like small-mouth bass, and we’ve swallowed the technological treble hook.

What Is Wrong with Contemporary Intellectuals?

"Intellectual" and "Disinterested," as we use them, are new words. I "prefer" old words: Scholar, Monk, Contemplative, Lover of Wisdom.

That Endless Enlightenment

Academic leftists and conservative critics of academe are united in a fundamental proposition, says Stanley Fish. True enough, say I: education is endless and the world is a nauseating abyss.

Homeschooling and Socialization

What is this thing we call “socialization” and why is there a perception that this is best achieved in the classroom and thwarted by homeschooling?

Handing Higher Ed to the Cripples: On John Williams’s “Stoner”

If there’s one thing we have in higher education today it’s a superfluity of bluster.

Self-Esteem v. Standards

The fundamental reason why American children are not educated properly is simply because the American people do not want their children to be educated properly.

The Latest and Greatest: Just Another Brick in the Wall

Computers are not The Answer to creating better students.

Allan Bloom and Homogenizing Nature

What is the purpose of education?

Nicholas Carr’s Shallows, and the Death of the Book

I just completed Nicholas Carr's excellent book, The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, and--because that's the sort of person I...