History of Global Living Conditions in 5 charts

Materially things are improving but are they spiritually and morally? From Our World in Data: A recent survey asked “All things considered, do you think the world is getting better or worse, or neither getting better nor worse?”. In Sweden 10% thought things are getting better, in the US they were only 6%, and in […]

Top Conservative Colleges 

With what is going on at colleges today, it is time to publish a couple of lists. Sadly there are few public or Catholic colleges on these lists. From Newsmax: To help young people find a top-notch education at an institution that resonates with their principles, Newsmax — with the help of TheBestSchools.org, the Young […]

Student Loan Crisis

Reminds Thee-IC of the housing bubble. Loans given out without proper vetting. Also, tuition for most of the the colleges are inflated. Where will it end? From the WSJ: More than 40% of Americans who borrowed from the government’s main student-loan program aren’t making payments or are behind on more than $200 billion owed, raising worries that […]

Spoiled Students vs. Past Scholars

Some healthy perspective From the National Review: To put student complaints into perspective, take a trip to the good old days. The infant undergrads of America hit another low last Monday when Emory students woke up and discovered that pro-Trump slogans had been written in chalk on some of the university’s sidewalks. According to the […]

Conservatism- The One Kind of Diversity Colleges Avoid

Where will this end? Over-priced and leftist propaganda machines? Catholic universities are usually no better. From the WSJ: Many universities are redoubling their efforts to diversify their faculties in response to last fall’s wave of protests from student groups representing women and minorities. Yale, for example, has announced a $50 million, five-year initiative to enhance […]

Why Are Democrats Against Vouchers?

Great story on a great school but sadly, 60 Minutes failed to tell the audience about the Democrats opposition to vouchers and charter schools. From Forbes: “60 Minutes” did a great job Sunday night of telling the story of St. Benedict’s Prep, a boys’ Catholic high school in the heart of Newark, N.J., that year […]

Recruitment of Foreign Students Sows Discord

Colleges have been heavily recruiting Int’l students, especially from China, India, ad Saudi Arabia. The percentages of these students at some universities is shocking.  What percentage is the optimal? From the WSJ: Chutian Shao moved from China to the Midwest college town of Champaign, Ill., a few years ago. Some days, he says, it feels […]

In Defense of Charter School Discipline

The left wants to keep kids in poorly performing schools with no competition. From the WSJ: This year charter-school enrollment grew by 260,000 studentsnationwide. Most of the fastest-growing charter networks, including Success Academies in New York City, which I run, believe we have a responsibility both to push children to achieve their potential and to […]

Amazing Video of “Atlas” Robot

The development of robots and self driving cars is accelerating. Overall the economy will benefit but what will be the implications on employment? On a side note, it is a bit disconcerting that they bully the robot. From Live Science: Robotics company Boston Dynamics released a new video yesterday (Feb. 23) showcasing its upgraded Atlas robot, […]

Liberal History Whitewash

Sadly, more corruption in education today. From National Review: Whom would our undergrads revile if they knew a bit more history? A fetish for de-honoring objectionable historical figures is sweeping American college campuses. Targets range from unrepentant bastards like Jeffery Amherst to imperfect great men like Thomas Jefferson. I wonder if America’s undergrads realize that […]

Christians at Risk: How One School Can Make a Difference

Knights Video Highlights Marin Catholic Drive for Persecuted Christians By Valerie Schmalz The Knights of Columbus were so impressed by Marin Catholic High School’s efforts to raise money to help persecuted Middle East Christians that the national organization presented Marin Catholic with a Holy Family icon blessed at the Vatican at the Immaculate Conception Mass […]