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Education is a subject I find hard to contemplate without losing my temper. In the present-day U.S.A., education is basically a series of rent-seeking rackets. There is: … the public school racket, in which homeowners and taxpayers fork out stupendous sums of money to feed a socialistic extravaganza in which, when its employees can spare... Read More
In addition to shredding civil liberties, launching a utopian global war for democracy, and going on a spending spree that would make LBJ blush, the so-called “conservative” Bush administration dramatically increased federal control over education via the “No Child Left Behind” act. During my time in Congress I heard nothing but complaints about this law... Read More
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The scores are in from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment, which, every three years, tests 15-year-olds from the world's most advanced countries. For the United States, the report card is dismal. The U.S. ranking has fallen to 17th in reading, 21st in science, and 26th in math. Florida, one of America's diverse mega-states,... Read More
"Misdreavus" was having a field day on Twitter yesterday. Here are some the products of that: For the record, "misdreavus" is non-White, like me. He is also gay. And the coup de grâce: How about that? These are basically the running themes on my blog, and other places in the HBD-space. As we've seen with... Read More
Oklahoma recently took action to protect the state’s children from the federal education bureaucracy by withdrawing from Common Core. Common Core is the latest attempt to bribe states, with money taken from the American people, into adopting a curriculum developed by federal bureaucrats and education “experts.” In exchange for federal funds, states must change their... Read More
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The War Against Human Nature Continues
Following on from my last week’s analysis of the
"Downton Abbey? Cannot be that good if I never heard of it! You boys should watch Scandal or Revenge", said "Roni" in a nasally shrill, obnoxious Long Island accent while adjusting her bleached platinum hair and flashing her tasteless jewelry. With her artificially bright orange tan and vulgar attire, she was the perfect example of... Read More
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I’ve long suspected that somewhere in the White House basement an obscure office exists who is responsible for inventing high-sounding programs whose purpose is to allow President Obama to maximize Air Force One travel to give upbeat speeches to adoring audiences. That these alluring initiatives often come to naught, even make a bad situation worse,... Read More
It is now nearly a hundred years since H.G. Wells remarked in his book
Note please the date on that quotation. The U.S.A. was already “the educational expert’s paradise” back in the
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As a placidly retired teacher, I know well the outrageous left-wing bias of school curriculums insofar as their content is concerned. Hopefully I demonstrated that to some degree in my last
Some really interesting and quite significant publications have appeared in recent days. Each adds key pieces of evidence
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For-Profit Education and the Crisis of the Commons
The rapid decline of the ITT for profit-college may represent a pivotal moment in modern history, as seen in rising challenges to predatory capitalism. ITT is in deep trouble, subject to numerous lawsuits, from the Securities and Exchange Commission and Consumer Finance and Protection Bureau (CFPB) for defrauding students. The con that is for-profit education... Read More
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Why the Future is Looking Bright for Dullards
David H. Freedman’s “
Shutting down the Department of Education and returning control of the education dollar to the American people is the key to improving education. The best way to put the people in charge of education is by shutting down all unconstitutional bureaucracies, repealing the Sixteenth Amendment, and ending the Federal Reserve’s money monopoly.Since Congress is unlikely... Read More
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