Category Archives: Education

Justice

Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court recently suggested—bless him; I’m sure he meant only the best—that perhaps the best universities were perhaps too much for Black students. Scalia observed that “there are those who contend that it does not … Continue reading

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More Die of Heartbreak

Boston College Research Professor Peter Gray has a new blogpost on his Pyschology Today blog, titled “Declining Student Resilience, a Serious Problem for Colleges” (22 September 2015). And yes, here we go. Some anecdotes about how the poor little babies … Continue reading

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Do not believe the rumors of the obsolescence of your path

Jonathan’s post from a few days ago — on the arguments we might make for music education in schools — was one of the best things ever written on the topic. You still got it, old-timer. I’ve been thinking a … Continue reading

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A Good Offense

I’m sure I’ve held forth on this subject before, but will do so again at a friend’s pointed request. A new cousin (new to me, that is—I have found several in recent years, and it is delightful) has posted several … Continue reading

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מע טאר ניט (Me tor nit=Yiddish: “I dassn’t”)

Apologies for my long absence; all continues to be well and insanely busy in my life. Phil has been blogging like a champ, deep philosophical stuff, and I’ve been killing myself with projects, some of which may eventually be mentioned … Continue reading

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Universal Language?

My mother is in her late 80s, and does not remember every last pearl of wisdom she dropped on me when I was growing up, but I enjoy reminding her of the ones that stayed with me. I cannot remember … Continue reading

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Whoa, Trigger!

More Higher Education than music per se for this one. Roughly two weeks ago, the New York Times ran an article on psychological triggers, trigger warnings, how this may affect the universities whose responsibility it is to expand our minds. … Continue reading

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