Articles on Education

As a teacher, students frequently ask me, “Why are we learning this?” Sometimes they legitimately want to know how to apply the knowledge they are acquiring to everyday situations. They humbly admit a lack of understanding. More often than not,... Continue...

California students remain in the bottom tier of academic excellence, ranking 44 out of 50 in K-12 education in the latest Best States survey by U.S. News and World Report. While they may not be faring so well with the... Continue...

I didn’t expect applause when the student presenter said, “I’m the resident heretic for the Divinity School.” To say I was hesitant was an understatement. This was my introduction to graduate studies in religion as I was touring prospective programs.... Continue...

The Monthly “Research Institute Forum” is an initiative of the Research Institute of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Learn more about the Research Institute. Given that many students are narrowing down decisions on which college to attend during this... Continue...

Editor's note: An anonymous public school teacher has written this article. This teacher's job could be jeopardized if his/her name was published on this topic due to the specific community the school is in. It’s no secret that American public schools... Continue...

Yesterday, the Department of Justice and the Department of Education issued a notice withdrawing the statements of policy and guidance issued last year by the Obama administration that affected public schools. In May 2016, the Obama administration sent a letter... Continue...

Last summer, I wrote about my experience teaching in an inner-city alternative school. Now, in the throes of another school year, I find myself looking ahead to next year and what I can do differently. My list is full of... Continue...

The perennial cycle of academic communities launching a new academic year has commenced. This seasonal shift is a familiar ritual repeated throughout our nation from elementary schools and home schools to university systems. For a significant part of our populace,... Continue...

My earliest memory of California was a visit I took as a high school senior to the campus of a secular private university where I had received a sizable scholarship. The visit did not go well. The university thought I,... Continue...

On the day that the Supreme Court issued its Obergefell ruling, the U.S. Department of Education quickly changed its Facebook avatar to a rainbow, an image now synonymous with the gay rights movement in America. Easy to overlook (because who... Continue...