education

Who is raising the children?

March 16, 2015
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Who is raising the children?

It used to take a village to raise a child. That is obsolete. Now the central government, mainstream media and other children of the same age do the job. As well-depicted in Lord of the Flies, youngsters don’t do a good job of raising kids of the same age. Yet our society segregates its children…

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How old do you expect to be when you stop learning?

March 14, 2015
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How old do you expect to be when you stop learning?

Put another way, when will you know as much as you are ever going to know? Are you smarter than average? Smarter than 90% of the rest? 99%? Is your generation significantly superior to the prior one? Did something amazing happen to 2,000-year-old genetics in the last 30 years? The obvious answer is that wisdom…

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Inherent Defectiveness of Public Schooling

February 17, 2015
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Inherent Defectiveness of Public Schooling

Jacob G. Hornberger from the Future of Freedom Foundation The Washington Post reported yesterday that an outgoing superintendent of public schools in Montgomery County, Maryland, Joshua P. Starr, is lamenting the short tenure of school superintendents. Starr took the job of school superintendent in 2011 and is now leaving because he failed to garner the…

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independent learning

February 12, 2015
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independent learning

from Wired .com The Techies Who Are Hacking Education by Homeschooling Their Kids A couple of weeks ago, I wandered into the hills north of the UC Berkeley campus and showed up at the door of a shambling Tudor that was filled with lumber and construction equipment. Samantha Matalone Cook, a work-at-home mom in flowing…

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the state of THE STATE

January 21, 2015
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the state of THE STATE

I am grateful to those with the intestinal fortitude to sit through the propaganda fest performance by the liar in chief. I get as much as I can stand by reading and viewing the responses. The primary lesson one should take away from this show is what the rulers have in mind to do to…

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uneducated, illiterate, barefooted, gun-toting hayseeds

December 17, 2014
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by Vin Suprynowicz Has it really been five years — Thanksgiving of 2009 — since I posted a “readers respond” column under this headline? For those who’d like another gander at what passes for reasoned, well-documented debate among the defenders of today’s mandatory government youth propaganda camps, I believe it’s still posted at http://www.vinsuprynowicz.com/?p=374 .…

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adult ed class: preparedness

September 20, 2014
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adult ed class: preparedness

I am offering two classes for the Darby Adult Ed program this fall. Pre-registration officially lasts through Monday, September 22nd. If there are 7 or more registered, the class will take place. One is a 2-hour short course called “Radio Communicating Options“. It covers walkie-talkies to HAM Radio with primary focus on emergency communications. It…

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rotten core

September 20, 2014
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rotten core

Common Core Programs a Child’s Brain Like a Computer By Mack Rights from The Bunker I’ve been thinking more and more about that video on Common Core math that was posted on The Blaze recently. It was an interview with a grammar school teacher in Williamsville, NY- one of the really nice suburbs of Buffalo.…

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modern homeschooling

September 19, 2014
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modern homeschooling

Homeschooling: The Kid Likes It (and Mom and Dad Have Homework Again) J.D. Tuccille|Sep. 18, 2014 11:53 am from Reason.com “Oh, you’re doing that, too?,” the building contractor asked when he walked in while my son was working on his Literature lesson. “My youngest daughter is taking high school online. They were bullying her at…

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homeschool help from Ron Paul

July 10, 2014
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homeschool help from Ron Paul

Opt-Out of Common Core, Opt-In to The Ron Paul Curriculum Written by Ron Paul Sunday June 22, 2014 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…

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student loan scam

April 2, 2014
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student loan scam

    Wall Street pockets $1.4B on Taxpayer-backed Student Loans February 26, 2014. New York. After the economic crash of 2008, Americans were given a crash course on how their economy works. One of their horrifying discoveries was that the federally-funded student loan agency called Sallie Mae was actually a for-profit Wall Street corporation. Hundreds…

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Further on the College Scam

March 31, 2014
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by Ayn R Key There are many reasons why someone being tens of thousands of dollars in debt for a degree in Women’s Studies is symptomatic of the problems with higher education, or indeed all of education, in the United States. This goes beyond the problem of trying to steal the cause by emulating the…

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Reflections on Education

February 26, 2014
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Reflections on Education

Editorial By Tibor Machan Public education is nearly a fixture not only in this country but nearly everywhere in the Western world. It is pretty much agreed by most concerned parties that children need to be placed into school, starting around age 6, and kept there to be provided with schooling – for public school…

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what did you learn in school?

February 25, 2014
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what did you learn in school?

HEY YOU. Yes, YOU out there. This is a serious question. I want you to answer for yourself. What did you learn in the 4th grade that you A) still use today and B) wouldn’t have learned another way? Oh. So the public school system STOLE a year of your life for nothing. Let’s try…

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create your own website

February 21, 2014
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Building and operating your own website is easier now than ever. The tools continue to evolve in power and in their accessibility to the non-geek market. There are a few ‘secret handshakes’ and tricky bits to getting started, but in four easy lessons, I can have you comfortably running a website of your own, on…

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education tax credits

January 27, 2014
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education tax credits

I just tripped over a new campaign by Ron Paul. It is worthy and strikes at the root of a huge percentage of THE PROBLEM. I posted it here just a few minutes ago: Every Week Should Be School Choice Week But as I sat, pumping my my arm, saying, HECK YEAH!, the little voice…

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Every Week Should Be School Choice Week

January 27, 2014
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Every Week Should Be School Choice Week

Editorial By Ron Paul National School Choice week takes place from January 26 to February 1, and during this week education freedom activists around the country will be participating in events highlighting the need for parental control of education. I wholeheartedly endorse National School Choice Week, as parental control of education is a prerequisite for…

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today’s top news links

December 24, 2013
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Here is your Internet news program. Another accumulation built up of articles I wanted to share, but the hits just keep on coming so fast. Check out the introductions below and click the links to investigate further. … Liar In Chief President Obama Promising That You Can Keep Your Health-Care Plan, Again and Again. The…

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news roundup

December 22, 2013
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I just remembered my trick for catching up with news overload. Here is a news roundup you can quickly pick through for full articles that catch your interest. These things are all going on NOW. They are far more relevant to you than what lamestream media is presenting. Why are they NOT showing this to…

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mass indoctrination centers

November 7, 2013
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mass indoctrination centers

  Education Six Lies Most People Believe About U.S. Schools Adults feel comfortable while kids suffer the consequences. By Joy Pullmann September 23, 2013 Popular lies about U.S. education certainly don’t do the kids any good. They just let the adults continue to feel comfortable while kids receive increasing diagnoses of ADHD (one in five…

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home school comparison

November 7, 2013
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HOMESCHOOLED: HOW AMERICAN HOMESCHOOLERS MEASURE UP Once upon a time, all children were homeschooled. But around 150 years ago states started making public school mandatory and homeschooling eventually became illegal. It wasn’t until the 90’s that all states made it legal again. Today, with more than 2 million homeschoolers making up 4% of the school-aged…

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common core

October 6, 2013
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common core

A whole lot of people are wound up over Common Core. I’m surprised, dismayed, disappointed and sadly, not at all surprised by this. Huh? Being offended at the latest federal takeover and degradation of scholastic norms (actually training, as in training dumb animals) is very much like protesting the latter third trimester of a pregnancy.…

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schools of thought VS the other kind

June 9, 2013
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This morning’s rumination ‘tween awakening and arising was on the objectives and results we get from the various schools we send our children to. I’ve written a bunch on that subject, ran for Idaho Governor with a real cure as one third of my platform *, studied it nearly as much as I have economics…

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American hero; American tragedy

December 16, 2012
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American hero; American tragedy

Oops, subsequent evidence has surfaced that indicates this may have been part of a grand theater production rather than an occurrence in the real world. I’ll leave it here as it is representative of the confused state of our media coverage and cultural priorities… and might have happened. We will never KNOW. Morgan Freeman’s essay…

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levy broke

August 30, 2012
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levy broke

The rigged election went as planned. I didn’t work hard enough to get the counter point out. I only sent my letter to the editor once a week for two weeks, without following through to make sure it got printed at least once. This week tells me why it failed to show up in print.…

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