Why writing still matters

The combination of writing and speaking is thought itself. Only when we find the language can we grasp the idea

Why writing still matters
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The combination of writing and speaking is thought itself. Only when we find the language can we grasp the idea

Carving out space for free and risky creative thought

Principled principals like the late Bob McNutt ensure that students get the education they need and deserve

Carving out space for free and risky creative thought
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Principled principals like the late Bob McNutt ensure that students get the education they need and deserve

Do you know who is watching your kids?

The academic world should allow students to speak freely, make mistakes, rebel and change their minds

Do you know who is watching your kids?
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The academic world should allow students to speak freely, make mistakes, rebel and change their minds

Chasing higher salaries, not higher things in life

Liberalizing the university curriculum offers something new but usually at the cost of wisdom

Chasing higher salaries, not higher things in life
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Liberalizing the university curriculum offers something new but usually at the cost of wisdom

Can only Indigenous scholars teach Indigenous history?

Schools must be allowed to hire scholars on the basis of academic merit, regardless of race, gender or class

Can only Indigenous scholars teach Indigenous history?
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Schools must be allowed to hire scholars on the basis of academic merit, regardless of race, gender or class

Remembering memorization, the cornerstone of learning

Students must develop mastery over technique before they can experiment, if the experiment is to have any shape or meaning

Remembering memorization, the cornerstone of learning
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Students must develop mastery over technique before they can experiment, if the experiment is to have any shape or meaning

Social criticism is too important to leave to the trolls

Trolling requires a person to suspend thought. To hate any thought that isn’t their own. To smash, destroy and bully

Social criticism is too important to leave to the trolls
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Trolling requires a person to suspend thought. To hate any thought that isn’t their own. To smash, destroy and bully

Students should be challenged, and humbled, by knowledge

The education system has an obligation to put typically arrogant and ignorant students on a collision course with hard truths

Students should be challenged, and humbled, by knowledge
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The education system has an obligation to put typically arrogant and ignorant students on a collision course with hard truths

There’s no substitute for love, even in the classroom

Without commitments – the ties that bind us to reality, to tradition, to what is good, to each other – the world falls apart

There’s no substitute for love, even in the classroom
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Without commitments – the ties that bind us to reality, to tradition, to what is good, to each other – the world falls apart

Coding for kids? Teach the basics of education first

Mission One should be to fortify the foundation. Teach literacy – reading, writing, numeracy

Coding for kids? Teach the basics of education first
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Mission One should be to fortify the foundation. Teach literacy – reading, writing, numeracy

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