Jan 2, 2023 What makes great art great? Is it simply a matter of personal taste, with little or no regard for skill or execution? Or are there standards by which an artistic work can be objectively judged? Renowned artist Robert Florczak confronts these challenging questions.
Sep 1, 2014 For two millennia, great artists set the standard for beauty. Now those standards are gone. Modern art is a competition between the ugly and the twisted; the most shocking wins. What happened? How did the beautiful come to be reviled and bad taste come to be celebrated? Renowned artist Robert Florczak explains the history and the mystery behind this change and how it can be stopped and even reversed.
Oct 26, 2015 What in the world happened to the liberal arts? A degree in the humanities used to transmit the knowledge and wisdom imbued in the works of great Western artists, writers, musicians and thinkers like Shakespeare and Mozart. But today, that same degree stresses Western racism, sexism, imperialism, and other ills and sins that reinforce a sense of victimhood and narcissism. So, what happened? Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute explains.
Origins of The American Public Education System - Horace Mann & The Prussian Model of Obedience
Feb 21, 2019 The American Public Education System was directly imported from Prussia (modern day Germany). This model of "free and compulsory" education was designed by the Prussian Emperor, in order to generate obedient workers and soldiers who would not question his authority. In the 1830's, American Lawmaker Horace Mann visited Prussia and researched its education methodology. He was infatuated with the emperor's method of eliminating free thought from his subjects and designed an education system for Massachusetts directly based on these concepts. The movement then quickly spread nationally. Horace Mann said, "The State is the father of children."
Aug 18, 2015 Very few people know the history of school. Nor do they know the real reason schools were established in the first place. Here's a short history of schools in the U.S. from the documentary Class Dismissed http://ClassDismissedMovie.com Features interviews of John Taylor Gatto, Laurie A. Couture and discusses Horace Mann and Johann Fichte's influence on today's public school system and how the Prussian model of education & military findings were instrumental to the origins of school.
Premiered Nov 18, 2022 What do you know about teachers unions? If you think they support educators by negotiating better wages and working conditions, you may be shocked and disturbed to find out that today’s teachers unions are well-funded, highly politicized organizations that are hurting—not helping—the public education system in America and keeping even the worst teachers protected. PragerU’s short documentary investigates how these once well-intentioned teachers unions have become the biggest bully in school.