Education

132 Catholic Professors sign letter against Common Core

[I graduated from Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento, California. The education was excellent. Therefore, I have a lot of respect for the opinions of these Catholic professors. – Ed] by Catholics for Classical Education This letter was sent individually to each Catholic bishop in the United States.  Your Excellency: We are Catholic scholars who …

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Test your General Science knowledge

by Dr. Ed Berry Pew Research put together an excellent 13-question test of your general science knowledge. There is no specialty science here. Every elected official and every high-school graduate should score 100 percent on this test. I say “should” not “did.” After you complete the test, you can see the demographic scores. Some demographics jump out. There …

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Left-wing indoctrination needn’t be part of college

by Craig Rucker, Executive Director, CFACT It’s no secret that the Left has institutionalized itself on the college campus. Sixties campus radicals demanded the right to speak out and our free society gave it to them. No sooner were they through the academic door, however, when they slammed it shut behind them and created today’s …

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Congress and Academia cause loss of Private Research Funding

by Harrison H. Schmitt World War II changed the face of learning for those Americans who choose to enter college or university. The life and death necessities of the War period and the subsequent Cold War challenge of the Soviet Union brought unprecedented levels of defense-related federal funds into private and State-run institutions of higher …

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Instruction in Basic Virtues Missing in Public Education

by Harrison H. Schmitt The Nation’s Founders believed that educational instruction in the basic “virtues” instilled by their Judeo-Christian heritage formed an essential foundation of the American Republic. The thousands of years of trial and error development of that heritage and human struggles to preserve it represented to them an irrefutable basis for insuring the …

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Government Schools Cause Economic and Social Failures

by Harrison H. Schmitt The education system managed by State Governments and significantly controlled by federal money and regulation has failed. After World War II, our “public education system” for elementary and secondary grade levels left the control of parents and fell under selfish special interests, led by leaders of unions and social activists, that …

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