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“It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all
the evidence. It biases the judgement.” – Sherlock Holmes
Thinker Education offers multi-media courses about The Great Ideas that shape our culture. Based on inquiries from our students, we curate a collection of some of the best content from some of the world’s leading thinkers, creating a forum for the age-old contest of ideas. A pioneer in the “learn-to-earn” movement, Thinker Education rewards students with scholarships for college and other life experiences.
By David Butterfield | “A habit of mind is formed which lasts through life, of which the attributes are freedom, equitableness, calmness, moderation, and wisdom . . . This is the main purpose of a University in its treatment of its students.” —J. H. Newman, The Idea of a University (1852) When Newman wrote these famous sentences, the university was an institution few encountered: England had only its two medieval universities, Oxford (his alma mater) and Cambridge, along with two…
By Victor Davis Hanson | In an effort to combat racial discrimination the San Diego Unified School District last week announced plans to abolish the traditional grading system, Fox News reports. Where did Antifa youth rioting in the streets receive their intellectual and ethical bearings? Why are the First and Second Amendments no longer fully operative? How did the general population become nearly ignorant of their Constitution, history, and…
By Nicole Russell | The mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, announced on Twitter just after his reelection that the City Council approved a removal of “gendered language”—meaning feminine and masculine terms—from the city charter, according to the The Daily Caller. OPB, a local news source, said Portland will remove the terms “he or she,” “his or her,” and “himself or herself,” and replace it with gender-neutral language. Words…