The Demise of Harvard

On behalf of the Ayn Rand Institute, I lectured at Harvard University eight or nine times (I can’t remember the exact number) in the 1990s and early 2000s. The topics varied from “Rational Egoism in The Fountainhead” to “The Mind as Hero in Atlas Shrugged” to lectures...

The Education Cancer and Its Cure

Here is my talk from LevelUp Conference in Phoenix last June. In forty minutes I showed the causes of our school system’s dismal failure and briefly discussed the road to educational renaissance in America. The talk is based on my 2022 book, “Why Johnny...
Is There a Cure for the Collapse of the U.S. Education System?

Is There a Cure for the Collapse of the U.S. Education System?

By Andrew Bernstein Ph.D. Student test scores show that American schools are a failure. As far back as 1983, a commission appointed by the Reagan Administration entitled its report regarding U.S. education: “A Nation at Risk.” It concluded ominously: “If an unfriendly...
A Radio Interview The Education Guy Did With David Leonard

Heroes and Villains in American Education

Author’s note: This essay was originally published in The Objective Standard. American education is a catastrophe. The evidence supporting this conclusion is overwhelming and has been for decades. For example, a December 2016 article in The Atlantic reported that...

How To Be An Impassioned Valuer

Ayn Rand has shown us that personally-cherished values—whether involving education, career, romantic love, family, friendship, and/or others—are the meaning of life. Are there techniques to enhance one’s capacity to value, and consequently bring into one’s life...