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Motivating Children to Learn About Economics

Motivating Children to Learn About Economics
A brilliantly entertaining music video (shown below) was released today pitting the ideas of Keynesian economics versus those of Austrian economics.  This video, like a previous one, is sure to spark some great debate and encourage people to look into the differences between the two economic philosophies.  I immediately wondered how much more effective this video will be in motivating young people... 

The Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

The Civil Rights Issue of Our Time
Photo: Chris Knight, The Patriot-News Yesterday, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a rally was held on the steps of the state capitol building to protest proposed budget cuts to public education.  The protesters demanded that Governor Tom Corbett abandon his proposal to reduce funding for K-12 education, as the state deals with the same fiscal shortfalls that are plaguing states across the nation.  And... 

A Conversation With Mommy

A Conversation With Mommy
Mommy, why did you wake me up?  It’s not even light out.  I’m tired.  May I go back to bed? But I don’t want to go to kindergarten.  I want to stay home with you, Mommy. But I’m already learning things.  Why do I need to go to kindergarten to learn?  Are you mad at me because I didn’t learn my ABCs faster? Why can’t you teach me?  You already taught me how to read and spell my name. ... 
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Read to Your Children

Read to Your Children
As most homeschoolers realize, we cannot expect the public school system to effectively teach our kids.  Reading is a case in point: 20% of high school seniors are functionally illiterate at the time of graduation. If our children don’t have strong reading comprehension skills, much less basic literacy skills, they will be locked out of numerous career fields, as well as the higher education institutions... 
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