Without Self-Education, the West Will Probably Die This post Without Self-Education, the West Will Probably Die was originally published on Intellectual Takeout by Daniel Lattier In one of my favorite scenes from the movie Seven, Morgan Freeman’s character gets a guard to let him into a library late at night so he can conduct research. […]

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Reposted with permission by Lynn Stoddard Inasmuch as some legislators are now calling for “higher student performance” before they will allocate more funding for education, why don’t we change graduation requirements so that more Sterling Scholars can emerge? At the present time, our subject-based system of credits and grades allows for only a small percentage […]

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By John Taylor Gatto 2 November, 1998 Reprinted from: Yes Magazine Instead of fitting people into the pigeonholes offered by the economy, how might education help students become self-confident, reflective, and creative adults? Let me tell you about Stanley, a young man I met while teaching in New York City. Stanley only came to school […]

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In this TEDx talk, best selling author Orson Scott Card shares his views on keeping creativity alive for children and adults.

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In this presentation Audrey Rindlesbacher shares what she has learned about timeless education principles. Philosophers, Politicians, Teachers and Parents have discussed the process of education almost from the beginning of time. What should children learn? When should they learn it? How should they learn it? Today homeschoolers and educators face a vast variety of conflicting […]

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Ian Cox teaches Leadership, Classics, and Innovative Thinking for high school students at Colesville Academy in Cedar City, Utah. Ian is a featured speaker for Thomas Jefferson Education (TJEd.org) and runs a one-on-one Mentoring Service by phone and online for youth and adults seeking a quality, classical leadership education. In this presentation Ian talks about […]

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The Trivium: Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric Dave Mallinak is Pastor of the Berean Baptist Church in Ogden and Superintendent of their Christian private school. Their school utilizes what is called the Trivium which is a classical education tool that emphasizes the grammar, logic, and rhetoric of each subject. As students learn to master these tools […]

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Image by QuoteFancy By John Taylor Gatto 09 February, 2010 Yes Magazine More and more people across America are waking up to the mismatch between what is taught in schools and what common sense tells us we need to know. What can you do about it? Nobody gives you an education. If you want one, you […]

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This is meant to be a more comprehensive (ie. longer) document explaining the notion of rights in education. Approximate reading times: Part 1 & 2: Executive Summary and Essay (6-10 minutes) Part 3: Answering Arguments (7-11 minutes) Part 1: Executive Summary Education does not rise to the level of a basic human right. The value […]

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The Two Secret Keys to Happy Learners – What Scientists Know and Policy Makers Won’t Let Teachers Do. The brain is the new frontier. Modern educational theorists spend most of their time delving into the inner workings of the brain. With the invention of the FMRI they are able to look at the chemistry of […]

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