Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Against Higher Education

Today, all Americans are told, "Go to college!" President Obama said, "College graduation has never been more valuable." But economist Bryan Caplan says that most people...

Striking Teachers To Parents: Nice Little School Ya Got There. Be A Shame If...

By Timothy Benson - The Federalist Teacher strikes are firmly in the National Lampoon ‘if-you-don’t-buy-this-magazine-we’ll-kill-this-dog’ school of negotiating.

How Underground Private Schools Are Outperforming Government Schools in Developing Nations

The success of entrepreneurs in developing countries at meeting the demand for education is quite impressive. Especially, when compared to the failures of the...

Compare the Goals of English Classes in 1912 to Today’s if You Want to...

I recently spent an evening with a group of college students. Like most young people their age, they were engaged in their studies and...

Why Unschoolers Grow Up to Be Entrepreneurs

by Kerry McDonald via FEE Almost by definition, entrepreneurs are creative thinkers and experimental doers. They reject the status quo and devise new approaches and...

Why Resurrecting The Old Stories Of Confederates, Cowboys, And Indians Will Do America Good

The emptying of our hall of heroes is not a random thing. It is driven by Jacobins who want to replace our history with...

Discrimination and Deceit at Harvard

For decades, the population of Asian-American students at Harvard University has remained suspiciously stagnant, even as the general population of Asian Americans has exploded....

For-Profit Charters Are Effective Too

by Jeffrey Miron via CATO One of the benefits of school choice is that it allows students with varying needs and backgrounds to choose which schooling...

Should Schools Embrace Competitive Teacher Pay?

by Ryan Walters In 1999, George W. Bush said, in a speech to the Latin Business Association, "Some say it is unfair to hold disadvantaged children to...
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K-12: Parallels with Venezuela

Such a marvelous country.  Venezuela is twice the size of California, with a mix of tropical and temperate climates, with 1,500 miles of oceanfront and,...
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How ‘The Abolition of Man’ Destroys the Idols of the Postmodern Age

No one could rightly accuse C.S. Lewis, who was raised as a Northern Protestant Irishman, of betraying his adopted home of England. During the...

Quotation of the day on the fallacy that teachers unions strike for ‘the kids’…

Teachers unions are unions first, not reformers or student advocates. Their real agenda—their only agenda—is to protect their members by any means possible.
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Stossel: A Better School

John Stossel of Reason TV highlighting a new and different school that emphasizes action and work called the Academy of Thought and Industry.    

Make Schools Safe Again: Repeal The Gun-Free School Zones Act

No matter how much common sense comes into the discussion, the regressive left refuses to recognize that guns do not kill anyone. An assailant...

The Tragedy of Australian Education

In April, the Australian government finally published its airy and platitudinous report and review of the country’s schools. Popularly known as ‘Gonski 2.0’ after David Gonski,...
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[VIDEO] Exposing Students to Free Markets: John Stossel

John Stossel highlighting National School Choice Week with this video that promotes school choice, free-market principles, and a positive view of America that students...

Asian Americans Are The Tipping Point For Rejecting Affirmative Action

This week the Trump administration reversed an Obama-era policy that encouraged colleges to use race as a consideration in admissions. While the move itself...

School Choice Also Gives Teachers Like Me More Choice

  During a moment of small group discussion in a professional development session, a teacher near me gave his opinion: Look, I’ve learned a few things...

First and Foremost, School Choice Is about Liberty

Liberty. It is America’s foundational value. We have failed to uphold it for far too many people much too often, but the freedom of...
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