Students At ‘Top Universities’ Don’t Know Anything

Patrick Deneen has taught at prestigious universities, including Princeton, Georgetown, and Notre Dame. Yet he says his students don't know anything, even though they have great grades and resumes. ask them some basic questions about the civilization they will be inheriting, and be prepared for averted eyes and somewhat panicked looks. Who fought in the … Continue reading Students At ‘Top Universities’ Don’t Know Anything

You Can’t Just Google Context

It's becoming cliche for educators to proclaim that they don't want to teach children knowledge, because people "can just Google for information." What they don't understand is that information comes in various forms, and some are better than others. As Lindsey Brigham writes on the CIRCE Institute's blog: In contrast to the meandering, holistic, and … Continue reading You Can’t Just Google Context