Education & Parenting
Alt-Education Is Filling a Void that Colleges Can’t
Thanks to innovators in the fields of education and career development, many viable alternatives to college provide far more bang for the buck.
Craig and Sarah Biddle on Parenting, at TOS-Con 2019
We want our children to live wonderful, happy lives. How can we help them to become independent thinkers and rational decision makers so they will?
“Little Candle,” Bright Light: The Story of VanDamme Academy
This film shows what a proper, conceptual education looks like, and it provides parents and educators with a reason to seek or create this kind of learning environment.
Intelligent Disobedience for Children: A Handbook for Parents and Caregivers
Here’s a powerful tool and mnemonic for teaching children to think for themselves and to disobey adults when that’s the right thing to do.
Marva Collins, Her Method, and Her ‘Philosophy for Living’
Thousands of students who had been written off as “unteachable” were able to lead meaningful, productive lives because one woman refused to give up on them.
Heroes and Villains in American Education
Though their originators are mostly dead and gone, the ideas that sunk American education are still operative today. Those who offered rational alternatives have had little influence—but we can change that.