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The ‘E’ Stands for ‘Excellence’: Remembering Walter E. Williams

December 5, 2020 by

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INSTITUTE FOR FAITH & FREEDOM  ~ Williams was that rare talent who could compellingly communicate to lay audiences. ~ By Caleb Fuller  ~ Walter E. Williams, prolific author, piercing cultural commentator, old-school economist (that’s a good thing), devoted husband, loving father, and long-time friend of Grove City College, has passed from this world. To the […]

The Structure Of Complex Issues

November 18, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ We live in a world of complex issues, which can be very frustrating. I have been doing research on the generic structure of issues for a long time. There is an underlying pattern that might be helpful to know about. I call it the issue tree. What follows is necessarily […]

Free Science Is Here And Growing Fast

November 11, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Most CFACT readers are interested in science. Many of the CFACT articles are scientific and these are often followed by lengthy technical discussions in the comments. Some of my scientific articles have had thousands of comments; one article was over 5,000 when comments were closed. And there are many other […]

Action Civics Is Teaching Our Kids To Protest

November 3, 2020 by

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By Katharine Gorka ~ Many young Americans seem to have a growing disdain for our country. According to a Gallup poll, pride in our nation has declined, especially among young adults. Young adults are taking to the streets and not merely protesting but wreaking havoc, rioting and looting, tearing down statues, and shutting down anyone […]

Harvard Student Newspaper FURIOUS Over Campus Republicans Endorsing Trump

October 11, 2020 by

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By P.J. Gladnick ~ GASP! Who ever head of such a thing? A campus political organization endorsing the re-election of their party’s president. Such was the outrage of the Harvard student newspaper, The Crimson, over the endorsement by the Harvard Republican Club of President Donald Trump for re-election. The Crimson‘s editorial, “Harvard Republicans Hail to […]

1776 Unites Curriculum Rejects 1619 Project Victimhood Narrative

September 17, 2020 by

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By Virginia Allen ~ Personal narratives are powerful and often serve to empower others. The African American community is full of stories of men and women who overcame slavery, Jim Crow laws, and discrimination. The 1776 Unites movement, founded by Bob Woodson, has just released a school curriculum to tell the stories of black success […]

‘Nice White Parents’ Responsible For Failing Public Schools, New York Times Says

August 26, 2020 by

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By Mary Clare Amselem ~ Why does the public education system continue to fail America’s children? Policy experts have pondered this question for decades. Most say the answer is complicated, requiring a nuanced, collaborative approach. But not The New York Times. It found the problem, and it’s simple: white parents. The solution? “Try, whenever possible, […]

Schools Use Empty Classes For Expensive Day Care, And Parents Are Charged Twice. This Needs To End.

August 21, 2020 by

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By Lindsey Burke ~ Normally when a business shuts its doors, it doesn’t still get to charge its customers for a product they can no longer access. It certainly doesn’t get to charge its customers twice for the privilege. Yet, that’s exactly what we’re seeing from some public school districts. They refuse to open their […]

I’m A Former Teacher. Here’s How Your Children Are Getting Indoctrinated By Leftist Ideology.

August 17, 2020 by

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By Douglas Blair ~ Your children are being indoctrinated. The education system designed to teach them how to think critically has been weaponized by the radical left to push an anti-American agenda. As someone who has worked in education for four years, I have seen firsthand how your children are being ensnared by the left […]

California State University’s Mandate Of Ethnic, Social Justice Studies Driven By Hatred Of America

July 26, 2020 by

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By Mike Gonzalez ~ Pan-African studies are “the intellectual arm of the revolution,” the unrepentant communist Angela Davis triumphantly told students at California State University, Los Angeles, in a candid moment in 2016. Well, that arm got a lot longer this week. The entire California State University system just announced Thursday that it was making […]

Harvard Mag Wants ‘Ban’ On Homeschooling, Especially In Christian Homes

April 21, 2020 by

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By Gabriel Hays ~ Some folks have had enough with snotty parents who want to exercise some autonomy over their kids’ education. Harvard Magazine decided to take shots at parents who homeschool their kids, because how dare those fools not allow a massive portion of their kids’ formation to be dictated by the government. Titled, […]

COVID-19 And Climate Change Require A Better Understanding Of Science

March 31, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ We have all been barraged on the 24/7 news cycle for years over fearful claims about climate change and global warming. Now for months, our lives are completely altered with a more realistic fear of the most contagious virus any of us have ever experienced. Both, however, suffer from questionable […]

Europe Has Free College. Here’s How It’s Working Out.

January 18, 2020 by

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By Mary Clare Amselem ~ Free college sounds great! Who doesn’t like free stuff? To make the idea sound even more appealing, advocates continuously cite Europe as an example of success. Many European countries offer their citizens tuition-free higher education, so why can’t America? The truth is that free college in Europe is no success […]

Nation’s Report Card Shows Why We Should Get Washington Out Of Education

November 2, 2019 by

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By Lindsey Burke ~ Across the country, math and reading scores have continued a yearslong stagnation, with students largely showing no progress in academic achievement. That’s one major takeaway from the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress, released earlier this week by the National Assessment Governing Board. Often referred to as the Nation’s Report Card, […]

Woke Math Aims To Teach Seattle Kids That ‘Western’ Math Is Racist

October 25, 2019 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ The culture war is coming for you, whether you like it or not. It’s no secret that American history is under attack. The ethos of leftist historian Howard Zinn has made inroads into classrooms across the country, as I explain in my book “The War on History: The Conspiracy to Rewrite […]

The Self-Congratulation In Banned Books Week

October 6, 2019 by

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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ Washington Post book critic Ron Charles made a confession the other day. “I banned a book,” he wrote. “Or at least I helped get it banned, which makes Banned Books Week a little awkward for me this year. Like celebrating Arbor Day by cutting down a tree.” The […]

We Must Fight The Sexualization Of Children By Adults

October 5, 2019 by

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By Andrea Jones and Emilie Kao ~ Childhood used to be a time of innocence. But as our culture has become more and more sexualized, children have become the casualties of adult exploitation. The New York Times just reported that more than 45 million online photos and videos of children being sexually abused were reported […]

Boys Didn’t Cut Her Dreadlocks, 6th-Grade Girl Confesses

October 2, 2019 by

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By Rachel del Guidice ~ A sixth-grade student at a Christian school in Virginia has admitted that she made up a claim that three boys pinned her down and cut off her dreadlocks. Amari Allen, 12, who is black and attends Immanuel Christian School in Springfield, had said that three white sixth-grade boys attacked her […]

Higher Education Is Failing America

September 30, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Richard Vedder is such a giant in education and economics that he was able to persuade 28 colleagues to write detailed pre-published comments about his new book RESTORING THE PROMISE which catalogues the failure of higher education in America. The Carnegie Commission on Education (year) and the books written by […]

The Greta Plan Backfired With Young Conservatives

September 27, 2019 by

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By Adam Houser ~ As Secret Agent Maxwell Smart from the Get Smart television show would say, “Missed it by that much!” The Left was almost close to getting young conservatives and libertarians to start jumping onto the climate alarmism bandwagon. Then came Greta Thunberg’s temper tantrum at the United Nations. The 16-year-old media darling […]

College Admissions Scandal Ensnares 52nd Defendant And Counting

September 23, 2019 by

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By Cully Stimson and GianCarlo Canaparo ~ Fifty-two defendants and counting. That’s how many people have been indicted or otherwise charged in the college admissions and testing-bribery scandal. When the story first broke last spring, we wrote that the first round of indictments had to be the tip of the iceberg, because over time, those […]

Young Climate Activists Do Not Speak For Their Generation

September 22, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The Democrats recently held a House hearing manned by four young climate alarmism activists. The very title of the hearing is multiply false: “Voices Leading the Next Generation on the Global Warming Crisis.” These young alarmists are not leading their generation, any more that the old alarmists are leading mine […]

Welcome Back to Prager University

September 15, 2019 by

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Guest Commentary  ~    By Howard Sachs  ~ As millions of our kids trudge off to “blue ribbon” public schools and elite universities, millions of others now happily march toward the free five-minute courses at Prager University (PragerU). If there were a Nobel Prize in Education, Dennis Prager and his co-founder, Allen Estrin, would receive […]

The Bullying Of Conservatives At Colleges Needs To End

September 10, 2019 by

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By Kay Coles James (President of The Heritage Foundation) ~ Back to school on America’s college campuses can be an exciting time for parents and students alike. But if your college freshman comes home for Thanksgiving break and you no longer recognize the person you dropped off just three months prior, that excitement may turn to shock, […]