E.D. Hirsch on Education Reform

E.D. Hirsch, Jr., now retired, was until recently Professor of English and of Education and Humanities at the University of Virginia. He is the author […]

Steve Jobs’s Greatest Speech

Many of you will already know about the eloquent and deeply moving commencement address that Steve Jobs gave at Stanford University in 2005. For those […]

Great Teachers: Mary Poplin

Mary S. Poplin holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Texas at Austin. A former public-school teacher, she is currently Professor of Education […]

Prager University—Some Notes

Well-known radio talk-show host and conservative pundit, Dennis Prager, has inaugurated an interesting, if somewhat offbeat, Internet educational experiment. He has assembled a group of […]

Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture

Randy Pausch (1940-2008) was a Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie-Mellon Institute. He specialized in the development of human-computer interfaces. In August of 2007, Pausch […]

Richard Hamming on Scientific Creativity

In 1986, after a long and productive career as a scientist, Richard Hamming gave a famous lecture entitled “You and Your Research,” which is widely available […]

Boys and Elementary Education

Many statistics indicate that boys as a group are not flourishing in today’s elementary school environment. For example: Suspension rate for boys = 2.5 × […]

Ancient Wisdom and Modern Love

“You are the most important event in your parents’ love life.” This is one of the many insights that Professor David O’Connor conveys to his students […]