STEM may be about the Future but Liberal Arts are Timeless

Since 2016 there has been a constant drum beat among American politicians about the useless and complaints about expenses toward a liberal arts education.  Yet in the practical world of today's business, it appears that liberal arts majors are holding their own in over lifetime income, as well as holding leadership positions, and even being … Continue reading STEM may be about the Future but Liberal Arts are Timeless

Liberal Arts in the Data Age

Both of my grandfathers had one job, one career until retirement or death: one was a mechanic and the other worked for the railroad. My father had two careers, 20 years in the United States Marine Corps and 20 years serving in the Harris County Clerk's Office. Yet, today we hear that employees will not … Continue reading Liberal Arts in the Data Age

Growing Beyond a 15 year old Catholic School

In reading inspiring educators and school founders, it is important to note that each school's circumstances are different, unique...but it is when someone asks why a Catholic school? Most of these founders answers would be similar: ‘A Catholic school is the most valuable thing in the world’, as McDermott states in the article below. Since … Continue reading Growing Beyond a 15 year old Catholic School

Education Must Look Beyond Standardized Tests

Changing attitudes toward education and increased willingness to learn are not always reflected on standardized tests...

The Holy See’s Teachings on Catholic Schools

There were three documents that I included in vision presentation for a creating a new Catholic high school.  This is document #1. I would say the first concrete sign from the Holy See that I remember in acknowledging a turning or Renaissance in Catholic Education is this speech and subsequent document presented by Archbishop Michael … Continue reading The Holy See’s Teachings on Catholic Schools