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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 […]

Baltimore schools FAIL

Six Baltimore Schools Can’t Produce a Single Student Proficient in English or Math         By: Alex Newman    Published : June 19, 2017 FOLLOW ME     Despite spending more per pupil than all but two large school districts in America, at least half a dozen government schools in Baltimore were unable to produce one single student who was proficient in either English or math last year. The shocking results, uncovered by Project Baltimore, show a monumental tragedy unfolding in the city that represents a microcosm of the damage being inflicted on children across America. The proficiency tests put students in five categories, with four and five considered proficient, and one through three considered not proficient. The […]

apprentices

Less Schooling, More Apprenticeships Kerry McDonald | June 8, 2017 Apprenticeships can be a valuable, time-tested approach to connect adolescents with the authentic, practical experiences of the adult world. Read more at: http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/less-schooling-more-apprenticeships © IntellectualTakeout.org Apprenticeships first appeared in the later Middle Ages as an opportunity for young people, usually between the ages of 10 and 15, to gain practical skills and on-the-job training from a master craftsman. These adolescent apprentices came of age immersed in authentic experiences and surrounded by adult mentors. The term “adolescence” comes from the 15th century Latin word, “adolescere,” meaning “to grow up or to grow into maturity.” But it wasn’t until 1904 that G. Stanley Hall, the first president of the American Psychological Association, […]