Life is The Comedy

Posted by veritas on Apr 24, 2014 6:04:41 AM

An alum passed along this great article on Dante from the Wall Street Journal:

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Are our kids ready for the world? Four things parents should remember about international test scores

Posted by veritas on Dec 9, 2013 6:10:12 PM

Is American education so awful that our form of civilization is going to cease in the next generation? Every so often we get statistics that point to this dire conclusion. I am NOT going to tell ... Read More

Practical v. Classical Education

Posted by veritas on Apr 6, 2013 12:28:35 PM

Recently, this article was recommended to me. It deals with a question that I hear from parents often: "Why do you all of this stuff with students?" The stuff is all of the classical content in a ... Read More

The Education Quandary: Free College Courses Online

Posted by veritas on Mar 30, 2013 10:02:15 AM

There is an interesting train wreck happening at the confluence of the streets called education, finances, and technology. Here is a sketch of what I am seeing. First, education costs too much. ... Read More

Where did we find these people?

Posted by veritas on Jan 1, 2013 12:36:55 PM

Whew! The fiscal cliff was averted...well sort of. We actually sort of went over it and sort of did not. When one looks across the landscape of our country searching for hope, you need not look ... Read More

Finishing the Year with some of the Worst Ideas

Posted by veritas on Dec 28, 2012 9:48:19 AM

As I scanned the paper today it seems that we are finishing off the year with a bang culturally. I always forget that this is the time of the year when nefarious and terrible ideas come out to ... Read More

The Fabulous World of Tomorrow and Its Schools

Posted by veritas on Nov 22, 2012 6:02:38 AM

Yesterday's paper had one of those stories that should make us smile (were it not so sad). The story outlines the future of Lancaster County. Guess what: it could be very rosy. Guess what it will ... Read More

Why study dead old men? Cicero quote

Posted by veritas on Nov 21, 2012 9:08:59 AM

There have been numerous speculations about my absence from the Leaky Bucket. Here are a few answers:

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What Our Faire County is Great!

Posted by Ty Fischer on Oct 15, 2012 8:17:27 AM

The attached story is a sign (a small "s" sacrament) of what I find in Lancaster County. Lancastrians are helpful. They help each other. They help strangers. They help people all over the world. ... Read More

Judgment Day?

Posted by Ty Fischer on Oct 13, 2012 6:21:00 AM

Public schools here are only going to be able to increase their budget by 2% next year (without applying for special permission from the state). Here is the story:

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