Kevin Ryan

Kevin Ryan is a retired professor, living at the edge of Boston and of sanity. He was once a high school English teacher, but found the work too hard and became a professor of education. That worked out okay for him. Having tricked a ravishing farm girl-turned-English-teacher into marriage, she mothered his children and does most of his writing for him. Early in his so-called career he read that teachers are drawn to teach subjects that have presented personal stumbling blocks. Therefore, he focused his career on the art of teaching and character formation. He is still working away at both. The farm girl and Kevin have nine very superior grandchildren. And she is still ravishing.

Ruins to ruins
7 Dec 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, France, future of Europe, Islam
While French cathedrals are empty and silent, French Muslims are alive and vibrant. 

Toddlers and TV sets don’t mix
5 Nov 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: character education, education, IQ
The folly of trying to teach babies by plonking them in front of a television has finally been confirmed.

Raising boys for fun and profit
31 Aug 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: boys, character, parenting, temperament
There are things parents can do to help their sons make the leap from stumbling boyhood to manhood.

Boys will be… doofuses?
15 Jul 2009 | FEATURES |  
Educating boys has never been easy. Why have we made it hellishly hard?

Higher education’s new sobriety
23 Apr 2009 | FEATURES |  
Financial crunch time is a good moment to re-assess the benefits of a college education. 

Education change unions can believe in
13 Mar 2009 | FEATURES |  
Flooding classrooms with dollars will not reform American schools.

The educational reform we need most
5 Jan 2009 | FEATURES |  
Smarter teachers? More parental involvement? More computers? Better assessment? Healthier lunches? Nope. Try harder-working kids. 

The change they forgot about: education
3 Dec 2008 | FEATURES |  
If the critically wounded were treated first, bailouts wouldn't be handed to car manufacturers, but to schools. 

Character education walks again!
17 Sep 2008 | FEATURES |  
Virtue and character are back on teachers’ agendas.

Religion in a ‘different strokes for different folks’ world
18 Jul 2008 | FEATURES |  
The latest Pew survey of religious sentiments shows that Americans are tolerant and confused. 

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