Education

Archived items are listed in reverse order of publication date.

The New Abolitionism: Why Education Emancipation is the Moral Imperative of our Time

Tackles the problem that is the so-called public schools, showing that they are fundamentally corrupt and unfixable, and must be abolished.

Interviews with Innovators in Private Education

Interviews with five rising innovators in the field of private education, discussing their organizations, missions, philosophies, and offerings.

The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined, by Salman Khan

The Government’s Assault on Private-Sector Colleges and Universities (accessible for free)

Examines the government’s baseless case against career colleges and exposes its malicious efforts to destroy them.

Toward a Free Market in Education: School Vouchers or Tax Credits? (accessible for free)

Distinguishes between school vouchers and tax credits, showing that only one of these can provide a viable road map toward a free market in education.

Leaving Johnny Behind: Overcoming Barriers to Literacy and Reclaiming At-Risk Readers by Anthony Pedriana

The Educational Bonanza in Privatizing Government Schools

Surveys the ills of government-run schools, shows the general superiority of private schools, zeros in on the reason for the difference, and proposes a radical change from which everyone would benefit.

Waiting for “Superman,” directed by Davis Guggenheim

The Curious Life of Richard Feynman

Examines the life of Richard Feynman, and finds this great scientist and educator to be heroic in more ways than meet the eye.

Herman Boerhaave: The Nearly Forgotten Father of Modern Medicine

Looks at the accomplishments and legacy of a great hero of science, Herman Boerhaave, the nearly forgotten father of modern medicine, who may well be responsible for the fact that you are still alive.

The Montessori Method: Educating Children for a Lifetime of Learning and Happiness

Zeros in on the essentials of a Montessori education, showing “its deep respect for the child’s reasoning mind and his need to develop the habit of focusing and concentrating it for sustained periods of time.”

The False Promise of Classical Education (accessible for free)

Examines the allure of classical education, considers both its religious and secular forms, and shows that—although its advocates claim it to be the solution to today's educational wasteland—classical education only contributes to the crippling of children's minds.

The Educational, Psychological, and Philosophical Assault on Self-Esteem

Examines the misconceptions of self-esteem that are widely accepted and propagated by educators and psychologists today, illustrates the philosophical causes of those misconceptions in modern philosophy, and presents the correct view of self-esteem along with its philosophical roots in rational philosophy.

Teaching Values in the Classroom

Demonstrates the irrational, destructive nature of the three prominent schools of thought in moral education; identifies the fundamental philosophical errors underlying these schools; and presents a rational, life-serving alternative: the proper way to teach values in the classroom.

The Hierarchy of Knowledge: The Most Neglected Issue in Education

Identifies and provides the solution to a problem that is endemic in education—a problem wreaking havoc on Johnny’s ability to think, understand, and succeed.