Category: Education

The Trillion-Dollar Lie

By Matt Taibbi Universities built palaces and financiers made fortunes in part through a lie: that student loans can’t be discharged in bankruptcy. But a series of court cases is helping unravel the scam. Stefanie Gray explains why, as a teenager, she was so anxious to leave her […]

An Interview with John McWhorter

This is a great interview with McWhorter, and one of the best discussions I have seen on these topics. He gives the answers I would be inclined to give to the interviewer’s questions. PBS, Firing Line Columbia University linguist and race commentator John McWhorter explains the origins of […]

The Real Problem with Critical Race Theory

A problem that I see with this article is that what the authors (one of whom I know personally) are describing is not so much critical race theory specifically as much as contemporary “anti-racism” ideology generally (and related concepts like privilege theory, intersectionality, “whiteness,” etc.), and the illiberalism […]

US boarding schools to be investigated

By Kalle Benallie, Indian Country Today The U.S. Department of Interior will formally investigate the impact of federal Indian boarding schools, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced before tribal leaders on Tuesday. The new “Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative” will result in a detailed report compiled by the Interior […]

Don’t Ban CRT. Expose It.

Here’ my take on this “critical race theory” controversy. “Conservatives” (at least those of the pop-culture variety) have started using “critical race theory” as a label for anything they find ideologically objectionable. The same way they use woke, SJW, politically correct, etc. Actual CRT is something much narrower […]

Parent: Why I pulled my daughter out of antiracist school

Freddie Sayers meets Andrew Gutmann. Listen to the podcast version here: https://shows.acast.com/lockdowntv-wi… Accompanying article here: https://unherd.com/thepost/parent-why… Brearley is one of the most prestigious private schools in America. Based in the Upper East side of Manhattan, where the children of plutocrats and power brokers attend, the $54,000 a year […]

Skewed History

I don’t disagree with the contents of this article, but it is hardly the case that education was unbiased before social justice crusaders took it over. Educational institutions used to teach the American civil religion. Now they teach the social justice religion, that’s all. By David Randall, Kevin […]

The Student Debt Dilemma

As of 2020, about 42.9 million Americans owed a collective $1.7 trillion in outstanding student loans — a crisis that touches families across the nation, particularly in communities of color. Some lawmakers have advocated for forgiving student debt to help those struggling to make ends meet. But critics […]

Kick the Puppy S2: E5

Keith & RJ Study claims vaccines saved 37 million lives mostly children over the past two decades, anti-vaxxers are growing, backlash to over-medicalization, the complexity of the immune system, a long history of human poisonings, paranoia and the American tradition, criticisms of scientism, SpaceX Starship SN9 explodes during […]