Education

Why is American Education STILL failing? It’s not money. It’s race and culture.

by Pat Buchanan, Buchanan.org  The scores are in from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment, which, every three years, tests 15-year-olds from the world’s most advanced countries. For the United States, the report card is dismal. The U.S. ranking has fallen to 17th in reading, 21st in science, and 26th in math. Florida, one …

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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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Republican National Committee Resolution opposes Common Core

by Ed Berry, PhD Republicans again prove wrong the extremists who claim there is “no difference between Republicans and Democrats” and who shot down Republican victories in 2012. The Republican National Committee passed the following resolution at its Spring Meeting in Los Angeles. RESOLUTION CONCERNING COMMON CORE EDUCATION STANDARDS

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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American Education Fails Because It Isn’t Education

by Tom DeWeese, American Policy Center Twenty years ago the U.S. ranked first in the world in the number of young adults who had high school diplomas and college degrees. Today we rank ninth and seventh, respectively, among industrialized nations. Compared to Europe and Asia, 15-year-olds in the United States are below average in applying …

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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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