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Richard Whitmire

Does Liberty and Justice for All Include Our Boys?

Tim Wright | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Tim Wright

As our nation rounds the corner on another birthday and continues its long history of trying to figure out exactly what it means to be a nation of liberty and justice for all, it's a good time to look at an increasingly "lost" group in our culture: our sons.

How To End the End of Men

Richard Whitmire | Posted 12.12.2012 | Education
Richard Whitmire

Where I differ with Rosin and Mundy is over their skimpy analysis of what caused all this.

Why Boys Are Failing In An Educational System Stacked Against Them

Lori Day | Posted 08.27.2011 | Education
Lori Day

Educational experts proclaim that we have a crisis in the education of boys in this country. The media attention to this topic has been extensive, yet I do not see the systemic changes that are needed.

Respect Is the Cornerstone of Teaching

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

These reformers' fatal flaw was revealed by their ridicule of former Superintendent Clifford Janey for claiming that teachers contribute only about 13 percent to the average child's academic progress.

The Michelle Rhee You Don't Know

Richard Whitmire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Richard Whitmire

Rhee decided to take the D.C. fight nationally with StudentsFirst, a group that she wants to counter all the forces she sees as only pretending to put the interest of students first.

Required Reading: Six Education Titles Not to be Missed

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

February is a great month for books about education, with very readable releases from John Seely Brown, Richard Whitmire, Ron Dietel, Alexander Russo, and Gene Maeroff.

'Reformers' Playing Games With the Truth

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

ou would think that "reformers" would get their facts straight before starting a war on teachers where they would inevitably be cross examined under the rules of evidence.

Wanted: College-Educated Male Leaders (Is That Too Much to Ask?)

Emily Bennington | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Emily Bennington

What's going on with boys today? The American Council on Education reports that women are holding steady at 57% of college enrollment.