There’s lots of talk about values today. We ask each other: “What are your core values? What are your beliefs? What are the ideals for excellence in your school or organization? What are the academic standards your students must achieve?” We use this language because any worthwhile endeavor requires benchmarks to measure and determine whether we’ve attained our goal or not.

Once in a while, a country just plain needs a revolution. During many political or military revolutions, a segment of the country’s population become part of what’s called “the resistance.” This simply means they revolt against what’s trending in the population and become counter-cultural. My uncle first told me about the “resistance” in Nazi Germany during the dark days of World

A clever and pointed obituary was written and published around the world. Evidently, it struck a cord with folks in Europe and Asia as well as America. I join these mourners, who grieve the loss of a once-loved celebrity. Hope you enjoy the memoir below… Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with

Decision-making. It is one of the most paralyzing acts humans must perform. What with all the information available to us today—we can become overwhelmed with the knowledge we accumulate and the options we must wade through. This is especially true for students. Today, scientists have located a specific region of the brain called the “amygdala” which is responsible for instinctual reactions—like fear,

Today, I’m thrilled to share a conversation with Austin Moss. Austin is the manager of player engagement at the NFL’s headquarters in New York City. In his role, he oversees the administration and execution of all NFL PREP programs for high school and college student athletes. Austin Moss will also be a speaker at our National Leadership Forum this summer

It’s that time of year again. While many high school graduates have made their decision on where they want to go and what they want to do this fall, some are still sorting out the issue of college entrance. Americans love the idea of going to college and we love reading about college rankings each year. Which schools have the

The Pew Research Center just released a report that deserves some careful thought. I’d like to relay what it tells us—and challenge you to discuss it with your colleagues. For the first time in modern history, the most popular living arrangement for 18-34 year old young adults is with their parents, at their home. Demographic shifts in marital status, education levels