Scandals and Blueprints

Scandals and Blueprints

A NEW SCANDAL – OR NOT? Isn’t the admissions scandal just a new variation on a long time practice of the universities? Wealthy, legacy children

Is Education In the Far East What It’s Cracked Up To Be?

Is Education In the Far East What It’s Cracked Up To Be?

I’ve spent most of my adult life examining the deficits of US education and tenure is one of the strong nails securing its coffin, as

Marsha Familaro Enright Interviewed at Online Great Books Podcast

Marsha Familaro Enright Interviewed at Online Great Books Podcast

I was recently interviewed by the founder of the marvelous Online Great Books program, Scott Hambrick. He talked to me about the childhood events that

Register Now for The Great Connections Leap Year

Register Now for The Great Connections Leap Year

Apply Now! Enrollment is open for The Great Connections Leap Year! Please see all the information we’ve put on our updated website about the new

The Classroom Is No Joke Anymore

The Classroom Is No Joke Anymore

At this link you can read about how a beloved teacher of 34 years at the Quaker School in Manhattan was sacked over a truly

Poor Preparation for College

Poor Preparation for College

It is truly unfortunate that so many parents buy into the myth that they have to start “preparing” their children to get into the “best”

How Is Bike Riding Like College?

How Is Bike Riding Like College?

You might have seen the increasing number of articles discussing the fact that a college degree doesn’t prepare students with the skills to be successful

Tuition Skyrockets As You Make More Money

Tuition Skyrockets As You Make More Money

Alex Tabarrok at the Marginal Revolution blog analyses the huge price disparities in tuition for people of different income brackets here. This reduces income inequality and

What is “Enlightenment” Thought?

What is “Enlightenment” Thought?

With recent books and articles being published on the Enlightenment, Iona Italia does a great job of providing us with a short primer on Enlightenment thought. “We

The Great Connections Newsletter May 2018

The Great Connections Newsletter May 2018

What’s Happening with the Gap Year Program We’re going to open The Great Connections Gap Year Program in the fall of 2019! We’re expanding our powerful

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