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Explore the debate and science of Good Practices.

June 4, 2014

Prager U: What Every Graduate Should Know

Jason Fertig

Dennis Prager offers five key ideas that every college graduate should understand.

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May 28, 2014

Indiana Teachers Union Opposing Sensible Reform

Jason Fertig

The Indiana State Teachers Association is opposing a proposal to grant teaching licenses to college graduates with good grades and work experience.

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December 27, 2013

One New College That's Praiseworthy

George Leef

UMR is a no-nonsense institution where the students want to learn and the professors want to teach them.

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November 28, 2011

A Professor Who Encourages His Students to Meet the Challenge

George Leef

Last Friday, the Pope Center published this letter from biology professor Steven Aird to his students, encouraging them to meet the challenge of his course and not expect a passing grade just for showing up. None of the infamous "faculty/student no...

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October 26, 2011

"If You Can Find a Better Core Curriculum, Buy It!"

George Leef

This week’s Pope Center Clarion Call is by Ed Jones of Belmont Abbey College and it’s about his school’s new (but really old) core curriculum. It stresses the importance of fundamental learning for all students and compared with m...

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September 28, 2011

Western Governors University Moves Online Education Forward

George Leef

Duke Cheston writes that Western Governors University has found solutions to some of the problems that have plagued online higher ed. 

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July 6, 2011

The Real Purpose of Education

David Clemens

Good teaching should result “in a lighting of those lamps in the mind and in the heart that shall eventually show the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”

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June 20, 2011

Metamorphosis, or Why We Should Study the West

Steve Balch

NAS board chairman Steve Balch argues that generations detached from their culture's legacy will be less likely to defend it now, or in the future.

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