Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Lost Boys

The latest and greatest course offering from Prager University is called "War on Boys":

What ever happened to letting "boys be boys?" Take these two cases: In one, a seven-year-old boy was sent home for nibbling a Pop Tart into a gun. In another, a teacher was so alarmed by a picture drawn by a student (of a sword fight), that the boy's parents were summoned in for a conference. In short, boys in America's schools are routinely punished for being active, competitive, and restless. In other words, boys can no longer be boys. Christina Hoff Sommers, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, explains how we can change this.

By the way, one of the best options for educating boys is homeschooling. Much easier to let them be boys and work around their energy and restlessness. And drawings of guns, fighting, and wars are not considered grounds for concern.