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Give The Gift Of True American History With These Wonderful Biographies For Children

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes

Photo credit: Joy Pullman/The Federalist Everyone was reading the Heroes of Liberty books in my home for Thanksgiving, from the early elementary kids to their twenty-something aunts and uncles to their grandpa.   After I opened a box containing the children’s history series Heroes of Liberty and set the books on the playroom table, I […]

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Arizona Charter School Students Outperforming Most of Nation

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

Arizona’s charter schools, if separated from their public school counterparts, have eighth graders that perform at higher levels than nearly any other state. The National Assessment of Educational Progress, better known as the Nation’s Report Card, found that Arizona district and charter students scored at approximately the national average in fourth and eighth-grade math and […]

Weekend Read: The Promise of Habit-Based Learning

Estimated Reading Time: 10 minutes

Subconscious, habitual learning is far more common, complex, and important than we’d realized. This type of learning has been making a comeback everywhere except where it’s needed most—education. Education is a vital discipline, but something has gone awry. For example, over the past decades, the U.S. has dropped to the bottom of international rankings for […]

ESG Is A Non-Starter That We Are Being Pushed Into

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

The world of finance is turning bullish on ESG, an investment strategy directing funds to corporations with woke environmental, social, and governance policies. Trillions of dollars have already flowed into ESG funds, projected to hit $50 trillion in two years. ESG boosters claim the funds enable investors to do well by doing good. You can […]

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The Joys of Being a Californian

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

Our California governor Gallivanting Gavin has his eyes on running for President, assuming the octogenarian in the White House bows out.  Gavin will be telling America what a wonderful job he has done here in California to deserve being promoted to ruling over all fifty states.  We should review the sparkling aspects these days of […]

Hillsdale Imprimis: Education as a Battleground

Estimated Reading Time: 8 minutes

The following is adapted from remarks delivered on November 3, 2022, at a Hillsdale College reception in Santa Clara, California. If you want to see the problem with American education, look at a chart illustrating the comparative growth in the number of students, teachers, and district administrators in our public schools in the period between […]

The Other Thanksgiving Story

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

It really is about being grateful, which is something too few of our spoiled citizens appreciate.  But since the holiday is being weaponized by “woke culture”, there are some other elements of the story to think about. The short version, the way it is taught today, is that greedy Pilgrims landed in Plymouth Bay.  Half […]

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Arizona Charter School Students Outperforming Most of Nation

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

If Arizona eighth-grade charter school students were a separate state, they would rank first nationally in math. Arizona’s charter schools, if separated from their public school counterparts, have eighth graders that perform at higher levels than nearly any other state. The National Assessment of Educational Progress, better known as the Nation’s Report Card, found that […]

Kathy Hoffman Concedes in Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Race

Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute

Photo Credit: Matt York/AP Photo Incumbent Democrat Kathy Hoffman conceded in the race for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction on Thursday morning [November 17]. Hoffman trailed Republican Tom Horne by 8,718 votes as of Thursday morning. Horne was leading the race 50.2% to 49.8%, according to the Arizona Secretary of State’s office. Here is the […]

The Dangers of Woke Law

Estimated Reading Time: 7 minutes

Paul Clement, the best Supreme Court advocate of his generation, won an epochal Second Amendment victory for his clients this past summer. The august law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, where he was a partner, rewarded him by offering the choice of dropping his clients or leaving the firm. And he left. His representation of […]