At Georgetown University, all students, regardless of their major, are required to take a smattering of liberal arts courses. The academic regimen is designed to enhance the students’ critical-thinking and writing skills and ensure that they are intellectually well-rounded.
When Betsy DeVos visited Holmes County recently, nary a word was spoken by the U.S. secretary of education or the educators who addressed remarks to her about school choice, the innovation that she has championed for decades and for which she has been most criticized by public school advocates.
The realization is slowly gaining traction in Mississippi that if this state really wants to make a serious dent in reducing its chronic academic deficiencies, it has to start working at it sooner than kindergarten.
While American farmers, carmakers and others worry about the prospect of an escalating trade war between China and the United States, an industry that I know much more about is already feeling the effects of protectionist tariffs.