More than 1.5 million children have opted out of formal schooling in the US.
Odds are they are not learning this at school.
New US research shows that traditional family values are an important source of stability for kids.
Education scholar Christina Hoff Sommers says that boys are not defective girls.
An insight into liberal views on the family.
The EU Commissioner in charge of education, culture, multilingualism and youth is calling for European schools to turn out students who are more entrepreneurial and with a positive attitude to risk-taking.
There are some social disadvantages that undermine even the best educational efforts.
It’s difficult today to say anything in favour of the intact, married family without putting somebody’s nose out of joint.
A Census Bureau report shows that three in four couples who married after 1990 celebrated a 10-year anniversary. Is this the result of a new "marriage bargain"?
"Inappropriate internet behaviors are a reflection of reality. The key is not simply to think before you post, but think before you do anything at all, before you even take that picture.”
Young people who use social networking websites habitually are more likely to use them critically, according to research conducted in Spain. Parents may have more to worry about when their children aimlessly browse social networks.
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (Ontario, Canada) plans to issue a survey
which asks, among other things, for children to disclose their gender (four choices) and sexual orientation (nine choices).
For some years, now, I have been intrigued by the term “child poverty”,
which seems to have arisen over the past 15-20 years. It seems to me
that all children are poor, in that they (usually) have no income of
their own but rely on their parents for what they need. Would it not
make more sense to talk about family poverty?
Fulfilling an election promise, the UK’s new Conservative-led government
has announced approval for the first 16 free schools to be created by
parents, teachers and charities. Almost half of them will have a
More young people are reaching the end of their twenties without
settling into careers and marriage. Is this because of passing social
mores and economic conditions, or because we now have a new stage of
human development called “emerging adulthood”?
The computer can be a wonderful research and communication device, but
just how disadvantaged are children whose families are too poor to
provide one at home? Some economists have been studying the question and
their findings may surprise you. Then again, they may not.
Youth unemployment is a worldwide phenomenon and yet there is a field
wide open for tomorrow’s young workforce: healthcare and related
Nearly one in five American women ends her childbearing years without
having borne a child, compared with one in ten in the 1970s, the Pew
Research Centre reports. Practically the only group of women less likely
to be childless now compared with about two decades ago are those with
It’s not exactly news, but a report from Princeton University and the
Brookings Institution highlights the well-established trend of “delayed
adulthood” as people in their twenties prolong their education and fail
to reach the milestones of marriage and parenthood.
Here is a question that interests me a lot: Are we pushing too many high
school graduates into university/college education? Recently on
Mercatornet Thomas C Reeves suggested that we are. The New York Times
last week discussed the same question, and the Wall Street Journal
implied it with an opinion piece on graduate unemployment. Is it just
because of the economic downturn, or is there a long-term issue to
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