Amish education

Malala’s Message

I want to help millions. But the thing is that — let’s start with one and two and then go on. ~ Malala Yousafzia I just watched this video and it moved me to tears. I was struck by Malala’s amazing courage in the face of what most of us call “danger.” But a threat on someone’s life is only a …

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Book Review of “The Amish”

The Amish by Donald Kraybill, Karen Johnson-Weiner, and Steven Nolt is a comprehensive look at the Amish culture and religion. It is well-researched and well-written and is divided into five sections and twenty-two chapters. Each chapter begins with an extract of the material to follow. I am focusing my review on several sections that stood out from the rest of the …

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The Ramifications of Wisconsin v. Yoder, Conclusion

This is the conclusion of my paper The Ramifications of Wisconsin v. Yoder. I have bolded the compelling arguments, as before. If the Supreme Court had required the Amish to educate their children through tenth grade, the Amish may have found a creative way of integrating this education into their communities, rather than send their children to public high schools. …

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The Ramifications of Wisconsin v. Yoder, Part 1

Of all the questions I get at my book talks, none will get a more passionate response than when someone asks about Amish and why they limit their education to eight grades. Many people are under the impression that education is limited for girls only, but in this case the deprivation is equally shared between the genders. I can never …

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