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Education

April 15, 2014

God Save the Oddballs: A Case for Catholic College

When I was a Freshman at the University of Arizona, I used to go on long walks alone at night, restlessly traversing the Tucson, Ariz., campus
April 21, 2014

God Save the Rest (Including a lot of Oddballs): In Defense of Newman Centers

As a Catholic, Blessed John Henry Newman had two direct experiences with higher education. The first, the creation of a Catholic University in Ireland, is well
May 19, 2014

Rubio: “The science is settled…life begins at conception.”

Two weeks ago, the Senator Marco Rubio told ABC’s “This Week” that he believe that climate is changing–it’s always changing–but he’s skeptical of both the certitude
June 13, 2014

Teacher Tenure and Judicial Activism

This week a California court ruled that teacher tenure violated the state constitution by harming the educational opportunities of disadvantaged children.  Already, some conservative activists and
June 24, 2014

Mark Cuban explains the current student loan crisis in less than 90 seconds

I don’t watch the NBA, but this is enough to make me a fan of the Dallas Mavericks. Their semi-obnoxious owner nailed the problem with $1
June 24, 2014

Putting Student Loans in Perspective

Full disclosure: In order to write this post I’m taking a break from trying to figure out how the next fiscal year budget will stretch to
August 11, 2014

UPDATE: Dictionary goes ideological, slams those who “homeschool”

  UPDATE: Dictionary.com has removed the offensive “recommended sentences” which slammed homeschooling. Thanks to all who wrote in. For those asking, here was a screenshot of
September 4, 2014

Did Notre Dame Just Go Off the Cliff?

Despite its ongoing lawsuit against the Obama administration over its employee health care plan, the University of Notre Dame’s student insurance plan will cover contraceptives and
September 17, 2014
Anonymous Portrait of Robert Bellarmine, c. 1600

Robert Bellarmine and Global Warming

In the popular imagination, Galileo was a courageous champion of Science (YAY!) against the corrupt and backwards Catholic Church. (BOOO!) This simplistic view is attractive to