The treachery of the French

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- Ever since Charles de Gaulle turned over French Algeria to the communist Arabs in 1962, forcing an exodus of over a million Europeans to metropolitan France, I've had more…

Sex ed and the destruction of American morality

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- Ideas have consequences, and bad ideas have bad consequences. The ideas behind sex education have done more to destroy biblically based moral values than any other secular force more…

Can Ritalin kill a child?

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- On March 21, 2000, 14-year-old Matthew Smith dropped dead of a heart attack while skateboarding. The ninth-grader had been on Ritalin since the first grade. Lawrence Smith, father more…

Why U.S. students flunk geography

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- When I was a kid I loved geography. I knew the capitals of all the countries. I collected maps and dreamt about faraway places. I knew the hexagonal more…

Massachusetts embraces English

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- It was generally believed before the election on Nov. 5 that the Massachusetts ballot initiative abolishing bilingual education in favor of English immersion would win. What no one more…

Defining whole language

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- The other day, I received an e-mail from a lady in California who asked, "What on earth is the whole-language system?" She had read my article on the more…

The making of a black underclass

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- In a few short weeks, many thousands of black children will enter first grade in public schools all over America where, inside of a year, many of them more…

The importance of remembering

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- There has been much discussion about how we should commemorate the awful attack on America on Sept. 11, 2001, in which Islamic terrorists killed some 3,000 Americans, destroyed more…

A cathedral in the sky

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- Tentative plans for rebuilding at the site of the World Trade Center towers have now been released by the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. None of the proposals inspire more…