To the Mission Field Anyone

Posted by Ty Fischer on Oct 4, 2012 10:37:01 AM

I am intrigued by the TED talks. Here is one that might be controversial. It advocates an undercutting approach to terrorism (fighting for the hearts and minds of the people who support terrorism ... Read More

Value Added Scores Go Up

Posted by Ty Fischer on Oct 3, 2012 12:52:11 PM

There is more data out on the local schools. This data is from the Pennsylvania Value Added Assessment System. Here is the article:

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The Speed of Cultural Change

Posted by Ty Fischer on Oct 1, 2012 11:11:41 AM

You might have missed this because of amount of information whipping by, but California just made it illegal to counsel a homosexual minor in a way that encourages them that they can change. Here ... Read More

Reflections on Lancaster Chamber Education and Business Forum

Posted by Ty Fischer on Sep 22, 2012 11:03:31 AM

This week I attended a meeting to discuss (I thought) the findings of a panel looking at how business and education should and can work together. This panel was broad--encompassing both private ... Read More

Question on the Great Books

Posted by Ty Fischer on Sep 12, 2012 9:18:38 AM


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Monasticism and Colleges

Posted by Ty Fischer on Aug 28, 2012 8:44:50 AM

Here is an interesting post by Peter Leithart on how college life has been shaped by monastics life. Maybe we should look at colleges and universities as monasteries gone to seed in a bad way. The ... Read More

Free Markets and Progress

Posted by Ty Fischer on Aug 27, 2012 1:16:59 PM

Here is an interesting story about Chinese "Communism" and how it changed and became more capitalist. The results are telling. Private property makes the incentive to work, to be frugal, to save, ... Read More

True Leadership

Posted by Ty Fischer on Aug 17, 2012 8:07:02 AM

We are just at the beginning of the race for the White House and already fatigue is setting in for me. The reason for this fatigue is simple: I don't see real leadership happening anywhere at the ... Read More

A Political Logic Test

Posted by Ty Fischer on Aug 15, 2012 11:19:46 AM

I am exceptionally ambivalent concerning politics and politicians. This is not because I think that politics is unimportant and it is certainly not because I am ambivalent about the importance of ... Read More

Best Educational Idea

Posted by Ty Fischer on Aug 13, 2012 10:26:06 AM

I was away last week, but I returned to find this story on my desk:

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