Category: Education

King for a Day

Mark at Pseudo-Polymath is dreaming about what he would do if he were king. His first item of business? Education. An excerpt: However beyond that (with one exception below) the only thing We would require of our primary education system...

/ April 24, 2005

Building on Matt’s Post about Short-Term Missions

I think Matt’s post was right on and I appreciated the thoughtful comments… Here’s a suggestion for you pastors out there: Churches ought to give scholarships to academically and spiritually reputable Christian institutions of higher education. (Biola, Wheaton, Westmont, etc.)...

/ April 21, 2005

Reading in America at Risk

The U.S. Bureau of the Census conducted a study on the amount of literary reading (as opposed to electronic) in America. They bottom line is that reading has declined across all age and social categories, and that this decline has...

/ February 23, 2005

Why Education Sucks

“How were classes today?” “Fascinating.” I would bet large portions of my monthly income that the above conversation has not taken place between a high schooler and his parent in America for decades. Now I know why. I am writing...

/ January 21, 2005

Irrigating Deserts

As mentioned previously, I teach homeschoolers in a modified “great books” program. Right now we are reading C.S. Lewis’s Abolition of Man. It is, in many ways, Lewis argues that contemporary (to him) eduational philosophy makes students adopt two basic...

/ October 26, 2004

Response to Selby

A few thoughts in response to Andrew: Remember that a large percent of college students are at public institutions. (Does anyone know whether a majority are?) Although these schoos still have tuition, costs are highly subsidized by the government. Furthermore,...

/ April 22, 2004

Required Education: It Lasts Too Long

In 1575 Michel de Montaigne said, “The boy we would breed has a great deal less time to spare; he owes but the first fifteen or sixteen years of his life to education; the remainder is due to action”. We...

/ April 20, 2004