Sam Blumenfeld

The sight-reading method of teaching reading, which was instituted in the 1930s in American public schools to replace phonics, actually causes dyslexia.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:00

Education and the American Dream

A recent study places the United States fifth among nations that have people with college degrees; we rank 12th in K-12 educational achievement, while once-impoverished South Korea now ranks first.

Monday, 17 November 2014 00:00

New York City's Educational Woes

According to tests, less than half of New York public school students are college ready in the way of English, and less than 18 percent are college ready in mathematics.

Monday, 10 November 2014 00:00

Fifty Years of Title 1: Has It Worked?

Title 1, which is a federal program meant to help poor and minority children succeed in school, has been in place for 50 years, but it still hasn't helped those children.

Saturday, 01 November 2014 00:00

Americanism: The Creed of a Free People

Americanism is the Bible-based creed of a free people, the philosophy of the Founding Fathers as stated in the Declaration and the Constitution.

David P. Barash, a professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Washington, makes it a point at the beginning of each academic year to tell his students that science and religion are totally incompatible. Is he right?

William Deresiewicz, who taught at Yale for 10 years, recommends that students not go to Yale or other Ivy League schools, or even strive to go there.

The Education Summit in Boston on October 17-18 featured much bipartisan support for Common Core, charter schools, and other types of "education reform" that won't help American education.

Monday, 23 October 2000 00:00

Finding Hope at Home

The decline of government schools lies in stark contrast to the bright ray of hope offered by the rising star of homeschooling.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 00:00

Forgotten U.S. History: The Barbary Wars

Not only have most Americans never heard of the Barbary Wars fought during Thomas Jefferson’s administration, but today’s schools don’t even bother to teach about them.

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