Topic: Education

The Devil Is in the Details and the Definitions: Education Defined in the Process of Its Emergence

– July 3, 2021

“The place of CRT in the curriculum is better settled by the peaceful conversations that happen in markets rather than in rowdy public meetings. Instead of trying to plan what people should know from the top-down, it would be far better to loosen their bonds and see what emerges from the bottom up.” ~ Art Carden


The Politics of “Resilience”

– July 1, 2021

“The ethics of prioritizing some groups over others clearly do not concern her any more than the shift away from individual concerns. Ms. Walton is clearly unaware that she is taking her city down the well-trodden road to serfdom.” ~ Caroline Breashears


Why School Choice Matters Beyond Academic Achievement!

– June 26, 2021

“It is always worthwhile to take account of the bigger picture. Schooling is not only about what government departments can easily measure; it is also about these harder to measure aspects of a child’s well-being which parents are often best incentivized to understand and identify.” ~ Vincent Geloso


Universities That Should Lose Their Accreditation Immediately

– June 25, 2021

“Accreditation is the ‘key to the kingdom’ of federal and state subsidies and widespread recognition of some minimal level of curricular competence. Most students will not attend a university that is not accredited because they cannot obtain financial aid and most employers will not recognize any coursework or degree as a bona fide credential unless the university is accredited.” ~ Robert E. Wright


Critical Race Theory Comes for the Legal Academy

– June 4, 2021

“The slow degradation of the American legal academy in this fashion should be especially concerning. That is not only because law students and faculty should already know full well the values of open debate and individual dignity, but because they are quite literally the vanguard of our legal order.” ~ Ethan Yang


A Discussion on Critical Race Theory in a Free Society

– May 27, 2021

“In this episode of AIER Authors corner, Ethan interviews Phillip W. Magness on his time spent in academia and the flourishing of far-left ideology such as critical race theory and intersectionality in scientific circles.” ~ AIER


Dissenters, Unite!

– May 7, 2021

“Nemeth falls for the classic writer’s mistake of telling her readers something rather than showing them. She repeats her talking points about the group value of dissent and she explains the results from various experimental studies, but she never really delves into precisely how those studies convincingly prove the psychological results they aim for: that majorities can pressure us into disbelieving our own senses; that dissenters even in error can improve group decision-making; that consensus can quell creativity and the search for truth.’ ~ Joakim Book


Why Is Government Abusing the Children?

– April 30, 2021

“A snow or hurricane day here and there provides students with a treat, but a Covid-Zoom year is just plain child abuse (and taxpayer abuse). So push back on government-owned education and government-regulated childcare, if not for yourselves then for the children, the poor, defenseless, masked, emotionally and physically damaged future leaders of our country.” ~ Robert E. Wright


The Department of Education Does Not Deserve A Raise

– April 26, 2021

“Simply tossing more money into the public education bureaucracy will not make things better. In fact it will be rewarding the very people who have orchestrated the mess that we are in today. After everything that has been done to American students, there should be a bipartisan consensus that without bold structural reform every new tax dollar given to the American public education system is a drastic moral failure.” ~ Ethan Yang


Science Is More Complex than Advertised

– April 8, 2021

“The perpetuation of the myth of ‘The Scientific Method’ encourages the pretense that we understand science. More to the point, it encourages the false notion that, because we understand science so well, we can always rely on the implications of a thing called ‘The Science’ as the fount of all political wisdom.” ~ Scott Scheall


Welcome to Word Tyranny and Cultural Balkanization

– March 15, 2021

“Before this new era of postmodern identity politics, that is; in the prior ‘modern’ Age of Enlightenment, when human beings foolishly believed in reason, evidence, and individual liberty, all of what is being insisted upon now used to be known as tyranny and criticized as dictatorship. How very silly of many of us to presume that each of us was a unique and distinct ‘I’ separate from an imposed ‘We.’ Well, we all live and learn.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling


The Brutalization of College Students During Lockdowns

– March 12, 2021

“Long before Covid-19, many of higher ed’s business operations could be characterized as a self-serving job security program for administrators and faculty, fueled by the tuition payments of students who had little say in the product they received and, more broadly, the taxpayers who sustain their operations. With little surprise, the pandemic has exposed and intensified these faults.” ~ Phillip W. Magness & Jack Nicastro