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Guest Post: Regarding the Teacher Work Stoppage in Wisconsin

Guest Post: Regarding the Teacher Work Stoppage in Wisconsin
In the second big “news story” in a week involving education, tens of thousands of teachers and other public servants have left their jobs in Wisconsin. As their governor said last night, 300,000 such workers showed up to work, while about 20,000 braved the night time winter cold to protest. There, they were joined by activists such as Jesse Jackson, one of the standard bearers of activism in America.... 

Wisconsin Protests; Another Argument for Homeschooling

Wisconsin Protests; Another Argument for Homeschooling
“When school children start paying union dues, that’s when I’ll start representing the interests of school children.” – Albert Shanker, former President of the United Federation of Teachers The reasons why public schooling is inferior to homeschooling are innumerable.   The current political protests that are playing out in Wisconsin, which are likely to spread to other states,... 

Why Are Public School Proponents So Afraid of Homeschool Kids?

Why Are Public School Proponents So Afraid of Homeschool Kids?
Let Them Play! For those of you who are following Buehler Education on facebook or twitter, you may have noticed my recent links to homeschool bills that are being debated in several states.  Most often these bills result in less liberty for homeschoolers, and for that reason I generally oppose them. In Indiana, House Bill 1399 would allow homeschoolers to play on public school sports teams.  It... 

New Facebook App (Sort of) Tells College Applicants What Their Chances Are

New Facebook App (Sort of) Tells College Applicants What Their Chances Are
This past week I came across a new Facebook App, AdmissionSplash, which seemed to get some people really excited.  By entering in standard data such as GPA and SAT/ACT score, the app would let one know their chances of getting into their targeted schools.  One could also enter in additional information such as race, religion, and extra-curricular activities to increase the accuracy of the prediction. I... 
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