Tag Archives: Education

To Be Another Person

In a fascinating article this month in The Atlantic, “The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans,”[1] Neal Gabler identified himself among the 47 percent of Americans who could not cover an unexpected $400 expense without resorting to debt or to selling something. He went on to describe the “financial impotence” of “a sizable minority or a […]

Abraham, Meet Jesus

Pretty much anyone with experience in American schools of education over the last several decades is thoroughly familiar with Abraham Maslow.  Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is legendary and has been wildly influential both in American education and in American culture, often influencing those who do not know Maslow at all. Maslow did not create the […]

Public education and a millstone

Any illusion some may have harbored that public education in America was still primarily about learning information and skills in academic subjects such as math, science, and history should now be put to rest for good. Public education is openly and clearly a political tool for the changing of society at large and the indoctrination […]

The Glory of the Mundane

Hear, O Israel.  The Lord our God, the Lord is one!  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.  And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk […]

The Trouble with Science, Social and Otherwise, Part 1 of 2

We live in a world enamored with science.  All one has to do to give his ideas or product a good standing is to appeal to science.  Simply placing the adjective, “scientific,” on something gives the ring of quality and authenticity and veracity to a product or a to study or even to someone’s opinion. […]