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Several years ago, a lot of press was given to the new Common Core standards that were implemented nationwide.  At the request of several state school boards, the Common Core standards are English and Math requirements handed down by the federal department of...
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Educating for Ignorance

Schools of all types desire an interdisciplinary education.  Secular education strives for it, and liberal arts assumes to be the master of it (Newell, 2007; Edutopia Team, 2008).  In order to be truly interdisciplinary, subjects must be united around a central theme...
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Does the Church Fail the Uneducated?

Of the many myths about church attendance in the United States, one of the most enduring is that “educated people are too smart to go to church.” Our system of education, which has been so effectively secularized, is not expected to create committed Christians, and...
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Are Parents Ready for Vouchers?

Betsy DeVos is known for her support of “the voucher system” for public education (Nazaryan 2017, 39; Disare 2017, 49). In this system, parents are given a certain amount of voucher money for child tuition which can be used at the school of their choice, regardless of...
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The False Promise of Higher Education

President Dr. Ben Merkle (New Saint Andrews) joins CrossPolitic to discuss why the empty promises of higher education are so expensive. We also dive into the recent Town Hall debate with #neithertrumphillary and why Jerry Falwell Jr. triples down on his support for...