Articles on entertainment and education

entertainment and education



Do you want CNN or ESPN with that burger?
Karl D. Stephan | 15 April 2014 |
tags: civility, conversation, TV
Why can't I talk with you in a restaurant? Why do I have to talk to the TV?


Protecting the first “little platoon”
Bryce J. Christensen | 10 April 2014 |
tags: book reviews, conservatism, family, liberalism
Society needs family values - but not the faith they are based on? Where a liberal proposal falls down.


Why schools deny that bullying causes suicide
Izzy Kalman | 08 April 2014 |
tags: bullying
They can't afford to take responsibility for their failed policies.


Single sex schooling and gender theory
Andrew Mullins | 07 April 2014 |
tags: gender theory, single sex schooling
New research questions the advantage of separate schools for boys and girls and suggests they lead to role stereotyping.


Dumbing down: the new SAT
Matthew Mehan | 01 April 2014 |
tags: education, education standards, SATs, USA
Or how to raise education levels by lowering standards.


Why Christian ideals are the foundation of a secular society
Michael Kirke | 04 March 2014 |
tags: Christianity, history, secularism
Secularism is Europe’s noblest achievement and Christianity’s gift to the world, says an Oxford don.


The fatal dogma which keeps the bullying epidemic afloat
Izzy Kalman | 27 February 2014 |
tags: bullying
We need more wisdom, not fewer bullies.


Things you can learn from the zombie apocalypse
Zac Alstin | 25 February 2014 |
tags: economics, TV, zombie apocalypse, zombies
Is it a metaphor for our dependence on an increasingly remote and inhuman economic system?


Is digital learning the end of education?
Elise Italiano | 24 February 2014 |
tags: computers, contemplation, education, individualism
"Every child in front of a screen" sounds smart, but it may not be wise.


Groundhog Day turns 21
Michael Cook | 11 February 2014 |
tags: boredom, film reviews
A film about tedium and futility has become a classic of American cinema.


Through the underworld to transcendence
Michael Kirke | 07 February 2014 |
tags: book reviews, fiction
Donna Tartt's splendid third novel The Goldfinch is a sharp critique of corrupt Western culture.


2014: the year the Super Bowl did niceness
Michael Cook | 03 February 2014 |
tags: commercials, niceness, Super Bowl
Sure the Seahawks won 43-8, but what about the main act: the ads?


Should we really treat animals like humans?
Christopher O. Tollefsen | 30 January 2014 |
tags: animal rights, Christian theology, ethics
All creatures are special, but some are more special than others.


Sex, schools and social suicide
Kevin Ryan | 22 January 2014 |
tags: schools, sex education, sexualisation of children
If students attend schools which are run as sexual playgrounds, is it any wonder if they fail to learn?


False child abuse allegations take a heavy toll on teachers
Heather Piper | 20 January 2014 |
tags: sexual abuse, teachers, UK
Headlines give a very misleading picture of what actually happens in schools.


Time to clock off
Carolyn Moynihan | 20 January 2014 |
tags: calendar, holidays
The world does not need a calendar which does away with traditional holidays to make us more efficient.


A searing expose of forgotten horrors
Ronan Wright | 20 January 2014 |
tags: American history, film reviews, slavery
12 Years a Slave is hard to watch but impossible to forget.


Surprised by Freude
Gilbert Colon | 19 January 2014 |
tags: abortion, film reviews, Roe v. Wade
On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, here's a reflection on a famous child who could have been aborted.


From Grantham to grandeur
Francis Phillips | 19 January 2014 |
tags: biography, book reviews, Margaret Thatcher, UK
Jonathan Aitken has written a sympathetic but perceptive biography of Margaret Thatcher.


Who has the right to form young minds?
Anthony Esolen | 16 January 2014 |
tags: Common Core, education of children, parental rights
A controversial national curriculum in the US raises a fundamental question.


Our pick of the films of 2013
Michael Cook | 03 January 2014 |
tags: best of, film reviews, lists
The year just gone produced some amazing movies.


The sinner repents?
Peter Smith | 29 December 2013 |
tags: book reviews, British politics, media, spin doctors
A warts-and-all tale of one of Britain's legendary spin-doctors, Damian McBride, the press officer to Gordon Brown.


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