The Fruit of Liberal Education is the Capacity to Learn and Power

Charles William Eliot is quoted as saying that, “The fruit of liberal education is not learning, but the capacity and desire to learn, not knowledge, but power.” I don’t have Continue Reading →

Adding Depth & Accuracy to Our Conversations About Competence-Based Education

A recent article in the Federalist left me disappointed with the state of our public discourse about many issues in education. In this article, Jane Robbins provided her critiques of Continue Reading →

I Have Boredom Deficiency Disorder and I am Grateful for That

I just made up a new disorder. I call it Boredom Deficiency Disorder. It is a serious condition whereby a person finds himself or herself incapable of experiencing or maintaining Continue Reading →

Deconstructing is Not Enough in Education: We Must Be Willing to Construct as Well

As Americans (and many others in the world), we are increasingly interested in deconstructing pretty much everything. We point out the internal inconsistencies. We surface bias, prejudice, and bigotry. We Continue Reading →