John Locke and the Dark Side of Toleration
Bruce Frohnen, Crisis Magazine
It seems likely that most Americans would find John Locke’s definition of a church non-controversial, perhaps even obvious. This shows both how relevant the seventeenth century philosopher remains to our public life, and how detrimental it has been on many levels.
Africans to Westerners at synod: We’ve got our own problems
Inés San Martín, Crux
During the Oct. 5-19 Synod of Bishops on the family, many of the biggest surprises are coming from the African continent, where the challenges vary greatly from those of Europe and the US.
How to teach self-control and reduce economic inequality
Walter Mischel, PBS Newshour
Teaching self-control, or the ability to delay gratification, says Columbia psychologist Walter Mischel, author of “The Marshmallow Test,” has enormous philosophical and policy implications, not the least of which is teaching kids how to save.
Education Savings Accounts Are the Next Generation of School Choice
Lindsey Burke, The Daily Signal
“A blind student in Arizona gets about $21,000 a year,” says Marc Ashton, whose son, Max, is legally blind. That $21,000 represents what Arizona spends to educate a student such as Max in the public-school system.