Category Archives: college

Five Good Reasons to Avoid Being Educated

Sometimes in life we need to face difficult truths.  If we have been on the wrong side of an issue, we need to be open to change, and open to declaring an “about-face.” Even if it hurts! And so, after … Continue reading

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The Elective System in Education: “You Cannot Train Everybody For Everything”

Whatever one may say about our twenty-eighth president’s views about The United States role as promoter of democracy and capitalism and interventionism throughout the world, I think we have to give him full-hearted applause for his views on authentic liberal … Continue reading

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Catholic Liberal Education And Respect For Life

Over the past several days I have been stewing over a proposition that seems perfectly obvious to me but which, I am afraid, will be offensive to the vast majority of good and well-intentioned  people who choose to send their children … Continue reading

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The Elective System in Education:”You Cannot Train Everybody For Everything”

Whatever one may say about our twenty-eighth president’s views about The United States role as promoter of democracy and capitalism and interventionism throughout the world, I think we have to give him full-hearted applause for his views on authentic liberal … Continue reading

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All Hail the Common Core!

Amazing! I thought that public schools could not adopt a curriculum that is any more utilitarian than they already have! But thanks to the new almost universally adopted so-called “Common Core” we can look forward to an even more pragmatic … Continue reading

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Major In Business or Philosophy?

I am by no means an expert in the history of philosophy (although I feel pretty comfortable with what happened between the three hundred years, say… between 624 B.C. and 322 B.C.) But just what happened afterwards begins to get slightly … Continue reading

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On Writing Letters of Recommendation

  I have only met one person that really expressed true regret about a specific educational decision – and that was his decision to attend a fairly prestigious Catholic college somewhere in Massachusetts. He said that the experience almost drove him … Continue reading

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