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elevating intellectual inferiors

Another Woodpile Report was published Tuesday. As usual, it is a good one… always worth reading top-to-bottom. I don’t know how to share his view of the crumbling university edifice other than reprint that whole section here. Increasingly, the best and brightest are shunning the vaunted college education that for nearly a century was purported to be “The Way To Get Ahead”. The only certainties in “secondary education” are huge expenditures of time and money – and in most cases a debt that holds the graduate in a very real modern slavery. While the upper tier jobs in parasitic bureaucratic organizations will require dumbed-down degrees, the real world of productivity and creativity will be looking elsewhere for talent. I will […]

news soup

I am cleaning up my collection of links to articles that merited further reading, research and/or sharing. My link list, and my ToDo list were both getting too long. Thus you get to see what has been in my peripheral vision for days, or weeks … all in the raw … and in no particular order. Aha. I am sharing my disorder that I may have more clarity. Why I Quit TeachingBy David Solway … For one thing, administration had come to deal less with academic issues and more with rules of conduct and punitive codes of behavior, as if it were a policing body rather than an arm of the teaching profession… … For another, colleagues were increasingly buying […]

school is out forever

A few days ago I published the video of my 2006 gubernatorial debate, primarily because in it I discussed my proposal to allow tax deductions for scholarships to schools chosen by parents and students. For me that plan would be a huge step in the right direction treating growing, exploring, individuals as that, rather than cogs to be forged by a government monolith. That article and debate video are here: 2006 Idaho governor candidate debate Today my FEE newsletter arived with two links to great articles on education. I share excerpts and links with you. ——————————-   What Happens When You Ask Unschoolers “What They Want to Be When They Grow Up” “Real life” isn’t something to be postponed. by […]

2006 Idaho governor candidate debate

Seeing Ron Paul championing my main 2006 campaign theme a decade later inspired me to look for this video. I couldn’t find it at the PBS website, so I uploaded a copy I had saved years ago. Debating in front of television cameras live to a state-wide audience was a terrifying to do, but probably the best performance of my political career. My biggest campaign theme was liberal tax credits for scholarships to private schools equal to a maximum of half what taxpayers spend on government schools. We would save money while liberating education. It was a good idea then. It still is.

Have we hit bottom yet?

The new Woodpile Report has been published. As always, it is worth reading. His writing is delightfully understated. His readers are assumed to be literate, clever and alert. In a world full of noise where nuance is unappreciated, and being told what to think is the norm, his respect for the reader is pleasurable. I do you a disservice posting this debate here, as his context building is worth the read. I therefore recommend you click the link to Woodpile Report only viewing the video below as part of a solidly developed bigger picture. On the other hand, he reports that the video has been taken down several times. I contribute my fair share to honest reporting by keeping it […]

Common Core Is Destroying Math

3 Examples That Show How Common Core Is Destroying Math Education In America By Michael Snyder, on July 14th, 2017 from The Economic Collapse Blog .com   Whenever you let federal bureaucrats get their hands on anything they are probably going to ruin it.  During the Obama administration, the Department of Education spearheaded a transformation of American education that was absolutely breathtaking.  Over a period of about five years, Common Core standards were implemented in almost every state in the entire nation.  Unfortunately, this has resulted in a huge step backward for public education in this country.  Common Core has been called “state-sponsored child abuse”, and it is a big reason why U.S. students are scoring so poorly on […]

insider view of Arabian chaos

A great resource for keeping track of national and international interactions is Paul Craig Roberts. He does, however, have glaring blind spots. Chief among them is his apparent ignorance of The Bilderberg Group, aka The Globalists. The media monopoly, the tiny, inbred pool of electable leaders, the schooling monopoly, the single war party known by two names (D & R) and, of course the source of their world-dominance, their world-wide banking-cartel, money-changer monopoly. Nevertheless, he clearly sees that the Mideast turmoil is not going away quietly. ————————————— From Paul Craig Roberts: … Israel wants Syria and Iran to join Iraq and Libya in American-induced chaos so that Israel can steal the water in southern Lebanon. If Syria and Iran are […]

Our widely accepted public indoctrination system is pernicious almost beyond reproach. But it is horrible. It destroys creativity, curiosity, research and growth in real knowledge. Edward Snowden is clearly among the most courageous, honorable and intelligent people of our era. To OUT the NSA, CIA and deep state without being murdered sets him apart from a very exclusive crowd. He continues to fly in their faces. Here is this quote from him: “It’s a question of who teaches the untaught? Knowledge has to arise from somewhere. There has to be a fountainhead from which it flows. That can’t be a classroom because the teachers themselves had to learn it from somewhere. Original research, the scientific method, the pursuit of the […]