Education

The Great Voucher Fraud

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The mantra of “school choice” is repeated endlessly by proponents of educational vouchers, and is getting louder. But does an income-transfer program cease to be an income-transfer program just because it is recommended by conservatives, libertarians, a Republican president, and free-market economists? Advocates of educational reform are agreed on one thing: the doleful condition of the public school system. But ... [click for more]

State-Run Schools: The New Caesaropapism

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After two and a half years of the so-called war on terror, it is disturbingly clear that the attacks of 9/11 were the result of an immoral U.S. foreign policy and that the government’s inability to prevent the attacks represents a massive and inexcusable failure. Nonetheless, faith in government reached epidemic levels in the aftermath of 9/11. Instead of wholesale ... [click for more]

Spotsy High a Prison

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How can we speak of democracy or freedom when from the very beginning of life we mold the child to undergo tyranny, to obey a dictator? … How can we expect them, when school-life is finished, to accept and use the rights of freedom? — Maria Montessori, Education for a New World Two Spotsylvania High School students have been very ... [click for more]

Drugs and Schooling: The Meaning of State Education

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When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already.” —Adolf Hitler What do government schooling and the mislabeled “war on drugs” have in common? Both are primary mechanisms of social engineering, each designed to subordinate ... [click for more]

To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool: How Both Sides Got it Wrong, Part 2

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Part 1 | Part 2 The opposing view to the “pro” home-schooling position taken by USA Today in their September 3 “Today’s Debate,” was written by Dennis L. Evans, director of doctoral programs in education leadership at the University of California, Irvine, who came out swinging. Writing under the heading “Home is no place for school,” Evans stated, “Home schooling ... [click for more]

Socialism Lives in Public Schools

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A piece entitled “Education is not just another product in the market economy,” by Bob Chase, president of the National Education Association, is one of the clearest expressions of socialism and collectivism that one could ever encounter. His article also contains both errors and omissions. He begins with a significant error. Chase claims that in the 19th century when people ... [click for more]

Should Government Run Churches … or Schools?

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What if government ran our churches? Imagine the spectacle. If the government were in charge of religion, there would be just one for everyone. No more competition between differing sects and denominations. No longer would there be diverse and numerous places of worship flourishing all over our cities and ... [click for more]

Cancel Christmas, the Government Owns Your School

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The moral case for separating school and state was made long ago. Still, the role that government played in micro-managing the holiday season in Americas public schools this year proved yet again the wisdom of this cause. In the December 20 Washington Times, readers got to glimpse another of the fiascoes which make up our government-run education system. An increasing ... [click for more]

The Problem Is the Schools

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I’ll bet Michael Newdow doesn’t care if private schools have kids say “under God.” Newdow is the father who sued the government school district near Sacramento, California, because his daughter’s school begins the day with the Pledge of Allegiance, which contains those words. An atheist, Newdow objects to the school’s ... [click for more]

Teaching Obedience, Not Algebra

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There’s no such thing as public education. Education happens to exactly one person at a time. There are some things that you just have to do by yourself. Even if I’m your teacher, you can’t have my education; your education is a private task that is given to yourself. The education of someone or everyone else doesn’t add a single ... [click for more]
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