education

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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rigged election

August 11, 2012
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rigged election

I spent last weekend at the Kuna Days fair peddling a free country. My booth was adjacent to the Kuna School District who was peddling a $6,380,000 tax increase coming up for a vote August 28th. I handed out brochures that I paid for. It isn’t hard to imagine who paid for all of the…

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Thrive

March 25, 2012
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I went to the Egyptian Theater last night to see the movie Thrive. It turned out to be more of an event than just a movie. It is more a movement than an event. In fact, that is what their website is called, Thrive Movement .com. The movie is worth seeing, the video worth buying,…

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learning music

February 20, 2012
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I’m in a play-it-again concert band like these New Horizons bands.. One of the musicians just sent this thank-you out to us: Today I pass the three quarter century mark and I want to tell you all how appreciative I am of being able to make organized sound with you. Music is a life sport.…

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boy dents car

January 13, 2012
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Kuna woman cited after hitting student in crosswalk Deputies are urging drivers to use extra caution in and around school zones, after a Kuna student was hit Thursday morning. The Ada County Sheriff’s Office says a 13-year-old boy was in a marked crosswalk at North Ten Mile Road near Boise Street. A driver heading north…

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school lunches

November 26, 2011
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Initially I only published this at my local blog, but just realized it is repeating in towns small and large all across the USA and abroad. The local tiny-town weekly reports an outstanding debt of $18,000 in the school lunch program. Next month the school board will consider a proposal to sell that debt to…

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