Jeff Polet

Jeff Polet is Professor of Political Science at Hope College in Holland MI, where he teaches political theory. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on issues including education, the American founding, and hermeneutical theory. He is a board member and editor-in-chief of the online journal Front Porch Republic.

Gates admits Common Core failure, then doubles down on it

Over four years ago I cautioned critics of the Common Core to take a deep breath, not because their criticisms weren’t valid, but because the Common Core, like almost all educational reforms, was doomed to failure.

Being dependent

How human beings are vulnerable creatures who don’t like to face or admit it.

Friendship & giving: can philanthropy satisfy the demands of civic friendship?

In that sense, large-scale systems-giving removes itself from that which is truly human and which we can properly call civic friendship.