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Education and inequality

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Education and inequality

It is better to tolerate the rare instance of a parent refusing to let his child be educated, than to shock the common feelings and ideas by the forcible transportation and education of the infant against the will of the father.…

Protectionism in education

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Protectionism in education

The modern public education system is a shambles. While the problems vary country to country, complaints from parents and students remain the same: lack of choice, lack of quality preparation, and, frequently, lack of good ratios between instructors and students. There is a reason for this situation, though, and it is tied to its history. The American commentator and career coach, Zachary…

The 21st Century’s Search for Equilibrium: Isms, Phobias and the Culture of Labels

The 21st Century’s Search for Equilibrium: Isms, Phobias and the Culture of Labels

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth, only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.” C.S. Lewis  The present  There is much to be said on the subject of today’s world, even though events happen much in the same way as they have been happening since the dawn…

Thoughts from a book: The EU and totalitarianism

Thoughts from a book: The EU and totalitarianism

BOOK REVIEW European Disunion The New Totalitarian Temptation: Global Governance and the Crisis of Democracy in Europe By Todd Huizinga Encounter Books, New York 2016 HC, 250 pages, $23.99 978-159403789-4   Could the European Union, for many a symbol of freedom and cooperation, be viewed from a perspective other than that of a union of states concerned with keeping international…

Romania’s King Michael: a picture of past and future

Romania’s King Michael: a picture of past and future

                        On December 5th, 2017 Romania’s former ruler, King Michael the 1st passed away. Many Romanians grieve his death and the loss of the monarchy. It was not by choice that they were left without it and it certainly was a painful experience, especially…

Technology and ethics: An imperative 21st century debate

Technology and ethics: An imperative 21st century debate

                                 We live in an age of technological advancement. Medical procedures are becoming safer and more sophisticated, life expectancy is going up, and the overall material comfort of life is increasing. With such…

Subtitles: A Useful Tool in Second Language Aquisition

Subtitles: A Useful Tool in Second Language Aquisition

  Europe is a continent of many languages. Whether it is the European Union’s constant strive to teach multilingualism or individual European countries’ need to engage in multilingual environments, it is clear that speaking more than one’s native language is a must for Europeans. Being bilingual has many benefits for one’s health, such as better memory, stronger…

Homeschooling: A Right to Choose

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Homeschooling: A Right to Choose

There are countries around the world where people are allowed to choose an alternative to the traditional educational system for their children. This includes the concept of homeschooling. The country perhaps best known for this is the USA. And here, it seems that colleges are quite eager to accept homeschoolers. In fact, some of the best schools in the US are very much seeking students of such…

Financial Education- A key to Societal Prosperity

Financial Education- A key to Societal Prosperity

 “The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money. The result is that people learn to work for money… but never learn to have money work for them.”  Robert Kiyosaki The importance of financial education should not be underestimated. It is critical for young people to learn how to take care of…

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