The Elephant in the Living Room

The Elephant in the Living Room

What Few Are Talking about but What is Absolutely Necessary for Authentic Educational Reform— In our times, entertainments of choice, especially for school­ age children and young adults, are primarily electronic: video games, television, movies, music, and certain...
The Catholic Historical Imagination

The Catholic Historical Imagination

Restoring the Catholic Historical Imagination” — my title for this paper — is itself problematic. Why should anyone want to restore an imagination of history, that record of what J.R.R. Tolkien called “the long defeat”? At first glance, ancient history...

True Scientific Literacy

The Science Content Standards for California Public Schools proposes that the science curriculum has as its goal forming “scientifically literate citizens in the twenty-first century.” This means that by the time students graduate from high school, they should...