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A better answer to “why women outperform men in college?”

Summary:  Yesterday’s post examined the evidence that women are outperforming men in college, and some opinions about the reasons for this — and the implications.  Many interesting theories were mentioned, most or all of which probably play a role.  However I believe there are deeper factors at work.  The moral basis for men’s role in our society …

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The secret about our universities (seldom even whispered among Professors)

This is the second in a series of posts about America’s education system.  Links to the other posts appear at the end. In College education in America, another broken business model (3 July 2009), we discussed the economics of undergraduate education.  Left untouched was its purpose.  Why bother?  By now most of us realize it no longer has …

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Sources of inspiration for America’s renewal

Summary:  Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To gain anything, something of equal value must be given.  That is life’s First Law of Equivalent Exchange, and applies to thing tangible and intangible — matter, energy, and spirit.  When America learns this we will be back on our true path. As describe in …

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