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Ben Faulkner

Ben Faulkner
Ben Faulkner has lived in Texas, Ontario, Michigan, Honduras, Tennessee, Washington State, and the District of Columbia. He studied Philosophy and Psychology at Calvin University and later taught both subjects at an international school in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He formerly served as both an academic advisor and associate director of the honors program at the Community Colleges of Spokane. Now he's a program manager at the George Washington University Honors Program in Washington DC. When he’s not writing a story or immersed in conversations, you can find him lost on a trail, in the pages of a book, or cozied at home with this partner.

The Spiritual Crisis of College Admissions

Anyone working in American education today knows that our high school students are under a tremendous amount of pressure to get into a top college. The process has become so competitive that it leaves students winded, jaded, and having lost sight of why one goes to school in the first place. They put so much of themselves on the line in the hopes of being told “yes,” that I worry this isn’t just an administrative crisis of bloat—but more critically, it is a spiritual crisis. And it is rocking our young people to the core.

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Unlearning hate

These mechanisms for learning help us build a coherent narrative about the world and ourselves. But they are also the neurological foundations for hate.

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