Articles on Education by Thomas Sowell

pe.com | October 3, 2016
Back in the days of the Cold War between the Communist bloc of nations and the Western democracies, the Communists maintained pervasive restrictions around Eastern Europe that were aptly called an …
pe.com | September 27, 2016
Back in the 1960s, as large numbers of black students were entering a certain Ivy League university for the first time, someone asked a chemistry professor – off the record – what his r…
pe.com | September 12, 2016
Ordinarily, it is not a good idea to base how you vote on just one issue. But if black lives really matter, as they should matter like all other lives, then it is hard to see any racial issue that …
pe.com | August 15, 2016
We keep hearing that “black lives matter,” but they seem to matter only when that helps politicians to get votes, or when that slogan helps demagogues demonize the police. The other 99 …
pe.com | June 27, 2016
Last week the U.S. Supreme Court voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress. But the Supreme Court also exceeded its o…
pe.com | May 10, 2016
Jason Riley has now joined the long and distinguished list of people invited – and then disinvited – to give a talk on a college campus, in this case Virginia Tech. Mr. Riley is a Senio…
pe.com | December 16, 2015
Among the many sad signs of our time are the political and media attacks on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, for speaking the plain truth on a subject where lies have been the norm for years. …
pe.com | February 23, 2015
Opponents of charter schools have claimed that these schools are “cherry-picking” the students they admit and that this explains why many charter schools get better educational results …
pe.com | October 27, 2014
Goddard College’s recent decision to have its students addressed from prison by a convicted cop killer is just one of many unbelievably irresponsible self-indulgences by “educators&rdqu…
pe.com | July 8, 2014
Back in the heyday of the British Empire, a man from one of the colonies addressed a London audience. “Please do not do any more good in my country,” he said. “We have suffered to…

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