April through August 2007
|ABOUT US||STORE||DONATIONS||FREE NEWSLETTER||BLOG||PRESS ROOM||CONTACT US|
Archived December 5, 2007
By Daniel de Vise
Washington Post Staff Writer
Posted Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Excerpt: And although a parent does have a right to control the upbringing of a child, "that right is not absolute. It must bend to the State's duty to educate its citizens," the [Maryland] state board wrote.
With Applications From Nontraditional Students Rising, More Universities Are Revamping Evaluation Methods
By Michael Alison Chandler
Washington Post Staff Writer
Excerpt: In the pursuit of a homemade high school education, Jay Voris played drums in Guinea, Colin Roof restored a 134-year-old sailboat in Ireland, and Rebecca Goldstein wrote a 600-page fantasy novel and took calculus at the University of Maryland Baltimore County…. Colleges are finding ways to adapt to the growing [homeschool] market.
By John Stossel
Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Excerpt: Now David Brooks is a bright guy, so I wonder how he can blame the free market for failing in this way. He continues, "Despite all the incentives, 30 percent of kids drop out of high school and the college graduation rate has been flat for a generation." Excuse me, but why is that the market's fault? Government dominates education in America. K-12 education is a coercive, often rigidly unionized government virtual monopoly that fights every attempt to experiment with free-market competition...
By Steven Greenhut
Orange County Register
Published June 17, 2007
Excerpt: "...socialist education systems cannot provide decent education no matter how much money is thrown at the bureaucracies....The solution: the complete elimination of the public school system and its replacement with a true free market.... Well, I'm on board with the idea to shut down the public schools, and so is Jonah Goldberg. How can anyone object who believes in freedom rather than central planning?"
by Bryan Hyde
Originally posted June 4, 2007 - Link no longer available [11-27-07]
Excerpt: Government has assumed more and more control over private life not because the people demanded it, but because power-seekers and privilege-seekers sought outlets for their ambitions. They then propagandized the public until a sufficient number of people came to believe government control was good for them - "Public" education has been remarkably effective in this regard.
How much longer will we sacrifice our children to this sort of nonsense and abuse while holding out for schools to start doing things our way?
Tennessee teachers stage fake gunman attack
Posted May 14, 2007
Excerpt: Staff members of an elementary school staged a fictitious gun attack on students during a class trip, telling them it was not a drill as the children cried and hid under tables.
Lawsuit Over Brokeback Mountain in Class
Archived News - 6
Some of the more