Public discussion of education overwhelmingly focuses on teachers, but the problem is that this perspective neglects a more important factor, that of the role of parents and the family. So why are all reform policies aimed squarely at schools and teachers? The broader picture is being missed.
Election year is always a good time to ponder the kind of leader that is most suited for any position, whether it be the current senate elections, the presidency, or even a CEO. With so many diverse and conflicting values, three qualities should be universal to any leader: wisdom, benevolence and integrity.
With the increased polarization in modern politics, perhaps it is time to revisit the solution of bringing in a strong third party to represent the balanced perspective of most Americans.
There is much talk about improving our children’s education, but we fail to realize that school reform is only one part of creating a culture of education.
Using China as a scapegoat for an underperforming U.S. economy has been increasing recently; such reactions are unsurprising and hold no place in an educated society.
Right now, an educated society is the only kind that can help America thrive with the world. Without this cultivated public, we lack the wisdom, the benevolence, and the moral and ethical character to build a flourishing society. Without it, we fall prey to petty partisan infighting. Without it, we tend to glorify popular culture […]