Education & Schools

The Center for Vision & Values Presents: Top 10 of 2016

The Center for Vision & Values Presents: Top 10 of 2016

2016 has been a fantastic year for The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. We celebrated an all-time high in website traffic, an exponential growth in social media (approaching 35,000 Facebook fans), and a record number of … More>

George W. Bush: Deadlier Than Stalin? Our Profound Ignorance of the Crimes of Communism

George W. Bush: Deadlier Than Stalin? Our Profound Ignorance of the Crimes of Communism

“Many Millennials Think Bush Killed More Than Stalin.” Such was the surreal subject head sitting in my email box one morning. “Holy @#$%!” wrote a colleague in response. “This is mind-boggling…. This is scary, scary, scary.”

It sure is. It … More>

How Colleges Overcharge in the Name of “Scholarships” — A Q&A on Tuition Discounting with Dr. P. Jesse Rine

How Colleges Overcharge in the Name of “Scholarships” — A Q&A on Tuition Discounting with Dr. P. Jesse Rine

Editor’s note: In recent years, concerns regarding runaway college tuition and student loan debt have served to undermine public confidence in the value of American higher education. Ironically, the very issue that is now causing such alarm—high tuition—has long More>

Tribute: Remembering the Man who Defended Grove City College before the Supreme Court

Tribute: Remembering the Man who Defended Grove City College before the Supreme Court

David M. Lascell, the lawyer who argued Grove City College’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court Case, died unexpectedly on Friday at age 74. Lascell was a gentleman, superb lawyer, witty, winsome, and just plain likable. He was a Trustee Emeritus and … More>

Heritage Foundation Address – Grove City College President Paul J. McNulty ’80 – “Degrees and Double-Standards: Scoring the College Scorecard”

Heritage Foundation Address – Grove City College President Paul J. McNulty ’80 – “Degrees and Double-Standards: Scoring the College Scorecard”

In September, President Obama announced his administration’s new College Scorecard, touted as a resource for parents and students as they search for a higher education institution. Several well-regarded colleges are nowhere to be found in the data.

Grove City College … More>

Obama’s College ‘Scorecard’ Doesn’t Measure Up

Obama’s College ‘Scorecard’ Doesn’t Measure Up

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

The Department of Education has released its “College Scorecard,” a searchable college-affordability database that President Obama described as containing “reliable data on every institution of higher education.”

Unfortunately, that simply … More>

Separation of School and State

Separation of School and State

The conservative Texas State Board of Education adopted sweeping changes to its social studies textbook curricula on Friday. Among the most controversial changes is the way “separation of church and state” will be presented to students. I wonder what the … More>

More Bailouts, More Fed

More Bailouts, More Fed

In the last week, the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve each announced a major policy initiative for the stated purpose of reversing our economic woes. Don’t hold your breath.

The Treasury’s gambit is a proposed public-private partnership to remove … More>

More or Less?

More or Less?

Thank you, Rahm Emanuel! Mr. Emanuel, a Democratic congressman from Illinois and former senior policy adviser to President Clinton, recently published several election-year policy proposals on the opinion page of The Wall Street Journal.

The timing of Emanuel’s article … More>

Flaming Farewell

Flaming Farewell

June’s arrival marks the end of another school year and the resultant joy of students. As a teacher, I want to suggest an appropriate way to celebrate: a bonfire. Not just any bonfire though, but one that uses as its … More>

Gas or Education?

Gas or Education?

Gas prices, as everyone knows, are on the rise. The jump has affected just about everyone, certainly anyone with a car. Yet, the rise has also had an impact on the most unexpected areas, such as, of all things, private … More>

Fewer Teachers; More Coaches

Fewer Teachers; More Coaches

America needs fewer teachers and more coaches.

After twenty-three years of schooling, I have seen my fair share of teachers and perhaps the best was my dissertation advisor Dr. John R. Thelin. As would be expected, Dr. Thelin brought to … More>

A Thankful Michael Newdow

A Thankful Michael Newdow

Upon learning that a federal judge issued an order against the Elk Grove (CA) United School District to forbid even the voluntary recitation of “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, lawsuit instigator Michael Newdow said this: “A federal judge … More>

The Return of the Parents

The Return of the Parents

Students are approaching the final days of this educational year but increasingly parents are heading back to school. While many students will soon be thinking of summer jobs, administrators, teachers and parents will not be getting a break. Controversies involving … More>

Teach Respect?

Teach Respect?

Well, soon schools will be taking another well deserved break from academics and plunge headlong into political advocacy. Yes, Virginia there is a Day of Silence and it is coming to a school near you.

The DOS is an advocacy … More>

The Morality of Math

The Morality of Math

Math tutoring for elementary school students is at the center of Pennsylvania’s continuing budget fights. The governor wants to raise taxes for new school programs, including math tutoring. The Republicans, particularly those in the Senate, are not interested in raising … More>