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Booker T. Washington

on January 24th, 2018 by admin

It is always important to recognize forgotten American heroes.  Especially during this anti-heroic period we are living in.  One such hero played a pivotal role in post-antebellum southern society.  Booker T. Washington was that figure.  Born into slavery in Virginia, Washington was able to reach the highest levels of American society.  His autobiography Up From […]

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Horatio Alger and the Spirit of Americanism

on August 15th, 2013 by admin

It was only 5 years ago that I became acquainted with the writer Horatio Alger, Jr.  As a child I was never introduced to any of Alger’s books.  But now I just completed an exceptional book of Alger’s called Ragged Dick.  Dick is the story of a young boy living on the streets.  Young Dick […]

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The Power Of Books.

on May 3rd, 2012 by admin

Via American Thinker, I came across an article about a controversy that occurred earlier this year.  A young girl named Jada Williams, a student in the Rochester Public School system, was inspired by an assignment to read Frederick Douglass’ autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, to write an essay indicting […]

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From The Mouths Of Babes

on October 31st, 2011 by admin

I finished a delightful children’s novel that I think adults could enjoy as well.  Titled A Turn For DeWurst, writer Sydney Kendall tells the story of a highly intelligent girl named Astrid whose small town school has been taken over by a power-lusting teacher.  This teacher has managed to convince the town that teaching conformity and […]

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The Trials Of Left Brainers.

on April 27th, 2011 by admin

It’s a known fact that our public school system is in serious trouble.  But what about those students who are not typical or average students?  I just finished reading an interesting book about left-brainers.  Katherine Beals, a mother of 3 left-brainers wrote a book called Raising a Left-Brain Child in a Right-Brain World: Strategies for […]

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Progressive Education’s Destruction Of The Mind.

on March 1st, 2011 by admin

I just finished reading a disturbing autobiography.  Writer Walter Kirn discusses his traumatic educational experiences in Lost In The Meritocracy: The Undereducation Of An Overachiever.  Describing his life through the prism of education, Kirn tells a story of incompetency and profound anti-intellectualism that nearly destroyed him.  Kirn transfers to Princeton University where he is exposed […]

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ILLITERACY IN THE UNITED STATES IS STILL A MAJOR PROBLEM.

on March 5th, 2009 by admin

I am so grateful to my family, particularly my mother for instilling a love of reading.  I’m in my early 30’s and I cannot imagine a time when I am not reading.  But this particular article is very concerning.  Not only has literacy not improved in this nation.  It has gotten increasingly worse.  Worldwide the situation is […]

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The Consitution of The United States. Does Anyone Understand It?

on January 21st, 2009 by admin

Now that the inaugural festivities are over, I think it’s time for some reflections on our nation in this heady time.   I’m struck by so many Americans that do not understand how the United States came about.  Considering the impoverish state of historical education, I shouldn’t be surprised.  One of my biggest peeves is calling […]

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