Bill Costello

Bill Costello, M.Ed., is a U.S.-based education columnist, blogger, and author of Awaken Your Birdbrain: Using Creativity to Get What You Want.

Most Recent Articles by Bill Costello:

America’s Home Invaders

Mar 19, 2011 — Bill Costello

If someone broke into your home, would you treat him as an invited guest? Would you allow him to move in his family? Would you pay for their food, medical care, and education?

China’s Insight into Human Nature

Feb 1, 2011 — Bill Costello

President Obama recently attributed China’s rise largely to its education system when he said: “Meanwhile, nations like China and India realized that with some changes of their own, they could compete in this new world. And so they started educating their children earlier and longer, with greater emphasis on math and science.”

The ‘Your Money is Not Yours’ Crowd

Jan 29, 2011 — Bill Costello

Paul Krugman, columnist for the “New York Times,” recently criticized those who “see taxes and regulation as tyrannical impositions on their liberty” and who believe “that people have a right to keep what they earn.”

America’s Shanghai Surprise

Dec 18, 2010 — Bill Costello

American students are lagging significantly behind their peers from several countries in Europe and Asia according to new results from a key international assessment. They are the furthest behind students from the Chinese city of Shanghai, who received the top international test scores in math, science, and reading.

Liberty Starts in School

Nov 18, 2010 — Bill Costello

American public schools are not producing students who can think. How can we expect to maintain our liberty when our citizens lack the ability to reach independent conclusions on issues of the day?

Superman’s Not Coming, Schools Need Iron Man

Oct 3, 2010 — Bill Costello

The new documentary “Waiting for Superman” currently playing in theaters around the nation explores the failures of American public education: it serves adults instead of kids, teachers’ unions impede progress, and teachers need better training.

National Education Association Selling its Saul

Aug 21, 2010 — Bill Costello

The National Education Association (NEA), the U.S.’s largest labor union, is promoting communism to the millions of American public school teachers it represents. Teachers who are influenced by their union’s efforts are more likely to indoctrinate American children into communism.

Fixing American Dumbocracy

Aug 4, 2010 — Bill Costello

The world has been turned upside down: Socialism is on the rise in the U.S. and capitalism is on the rise in China. The former is a result of an uneducated electorate that fails to understand socialism’s history of producing poverty; the latter is a result of pragmatic leadership able to put aside communist ideology to embrace capitalism because it produces prosperity.

The Last American Skill

Jul 24, 2010 — Bill Costello

According to a recent “Newsweek” article titled “The Creativity Crisis,” research shows that American creativity is declining for the first time. If this trend continues, the nation’s economic and national security will be at risk.

Thinking Outside the Base

Jun 7, 2010 — Bill Costello

The U.S. military needs to reinvent itself. If it continues to hold on to antiquated paradigms, U.S. national security could be at risk.


Apr 18, 2010 — Bill Costello

On a recent trip to Korea, I visited Gwanghwamun Plaza in Seoul and saw magnificent statues of two Korean heroes: King Sejong the Great and Admiral Yi Sun-shin.