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Millennials in Search of a Different Kind of Career

According to a new poll, younger workers do in fact care less about money and more about fulfillment.<p>There have been many labels thrust upon the Millennial generation, especially when it comes to their work ethic. The group has been called lazy, entitled, and spoiled—but at the same time the …

Demographics

Immortal but Damned to Hell on Earth

The danger of uploading one’s consciousness to a computer without a suicide switch<p>Imagine a supercomputer so advanced that it could hold the contents of a human brain. The Google engineer Ray Kurzweil famously believes that this will be possible by 2045. Organized technologists are seeking to …

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A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus on Our Search for Meaning and Why Happiness Is Our Moral Obligation

<i>“To decide whether life is worth living is to answer the fundamental question of philosophy,”</i> <b>Albert Camus</b> (November 7, 1913–January 4, 1960) wrote in his 119-page philosophical essay <i>The Myth of Sisyphus</i> in 1942. <i>“Everything else … is child’s play; we must first of all answer the question.”</i> One of …

When Teachers Cheat

Rampant conspiracies to alter kids' scores, including the one that resulted in the recent conviction of 11 Atlanta educators, attest to the dangers of high-stakes testing.<p>The social scientist Donald T. Campbell offered an insightful analysis of American education in his 1976 paper, "Assessing the …

Education

Boomer parents destroyed us: I needed rules and boundaries, not parents who want to be friends

Hippie creed of “no rules, no limits” and a horror of hypocrisy sent groovy parents skidding down a slippery slope<p>One summer when I was 10 or 11, a boy I'll call Jackson befriended my brother and came over to our house frequently to play in our pond. After a few hours of splashing around, naked as …

Parenting

Motivating teenagers: How do you do it?

Ian was sitting at his usual place during what his parents had decreed was his nightly homework time. But he had his chair turned away from his open …

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The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …

High School

Educating the Heart of Man, Just As God Made It

Giussani, Msgr. Luigi, The Risk of Education: Discovering Our Ultimate Destiny (The Crossroads Publishing Company, 2001; First Italian edition, 1995).<p>…

Theology

Reinventing High School

How Fresno prepares the kids in the middle<p>People often remarked about our sons’ competitive public high school in the Washington, D.C., area that it was a great place for the kids at the top and at the bottom, but it left a lot of room for those in the middle to fall through the cracks. I wasn’t …

High School

The Great Nunquisition: Why the Vatican Is Cracking Down on Sisters

Nuns are an endangered species. They are dying and not being replaced.<p>If you think the news is bad now, a world without nuns would be a far worse …

Christianity

Kurt Cobain's suicide note - The actual text

This is the actual contents of Kurt Cobain's "suicide note"<p>To Boddah<p>Speaking from the tongue of an experienced simpleton who obviously would rather …

Kurt Cobain

Even Odds Part 1 - San Francisco Chronicle

The last photograph<p>It's a photograph Yolanda Christopher treasures. Taken in her living room, it shows a tall young man in dreadlocks modeling a new …

Teachers Wish More People Would Listen to Them

A new survey asked 20,000 teachers for their views on everything from educational technology to teacher evaluations.<p>Teachers overwhelmingly say they aren’t being listened to on matters of education policy at the state or national level. At the school level, however, 69 percent of teachers said …

FATHER GIUSSANI/ Fr. Vincent Nagle: Recognizing Christ in 'something more'

FATHER GIUSSANI/ Fr. Vincent Nagle: Recognizing Christ in "something more"<p>In the anniversary of the death of Father Luigi Giussani, (22 February …