“After the Vietnam War, a lot of us didn’t just crawl back into our literary cubicles; we stepped into academic positions. With the war over, our visibility was lost, and it seemed for a while–to the unobservant–that we had disappeared. Now we have tenure, and the work of reshaping the universities has begun in earnest.” […]
About Marsha Familaro Enright
Marsha is an international educational entrepreneur, writer, and speaker. Trained in biology and psychology, she has published research articles on psychology, neuropsychology, human development, creativity and optimal experience, literature, culture, history, politics and philosophy.
• Founder and president of The Reason, Individualism, Freedom Institute (RIFI), sponsoring The Great Connections seminar,
• Founded Council Oak Montessori School, 1990, named a top private elementary school by Chicago Magazine, www.counciloakmontessori.org
B.A. Biology, Northwestern University,
M.A. Psychology, New School University
Entries by Marsha Familaro Enright
What Students Said About The Great Connections Seminar 2015 “The seminar is transformative; I grew as a person. Working part time in the Philippine Congress, my biggest goal is to share what I learned with my colleagues and friends and apply it to positively affect our lives.” Ken Wu, junior, University of the Philippines-Dilman, from […]
Wish you could have joined us last weekend! “Types of Power,” “Causality Versus Duty” and “Federalist 51 on the Separation of Powers” were just a few of the fascinating texts we analyzed at The Great Connections Seminar. That was in between walking around Chicago to explore it’s fabulous architecture and sculpture. We all learned so […]
“The Great Connections” Weekend Seminar for Working and Retired Adults Our theme: Reason and Power Thursday evening, October 1 to Sunday midday, October 4, 2015 Can’t make it? Join us for dinner and a talk by philosopher Tibor Machan on Saturday night (see more about him below). Don’t miss out on our powerful weekend. We’ll: Delve deeply […]
In this eight-minute interview, hear RIFI President Marsha Familaro Enright explain the transformative elements of The Great Connections Seminar, which radically increases autonomy, self-confidence, and knowledge by strengthening first-hand judgment.
Join us in Chicago this Fall for… “The Great Connections” Weekend Seminar for Working and Retired Adults Our theme: Reason and Power Thursday evening, October 1 to Sunday midday, October 4, 2015 STRICTLY LIMITED TO AN ENROLLMENT OF 20 … REGISTER NOW! Would you like to experience the ideas, books, thinkers, and intellectual stimulation you may have […]
A radical imagining of what education could be like in a fully free market:
In this 3 minute audio from Resounding Books, RIFI President Marsha Familaro Enright, discusses how people across the political spectrum can unite to reject the worst in education. As well, she discusses how students in the U.S. do in relation to their international peers – with some surprising conclusions.
In this 3 minute audio from Resounding Books RIFI President Marsha Familaro Enright, discusses whether parents, teachers, and administrators still have control over education.
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