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Arrogance, Entitlement, Ignorance and Lies at the Save Our Schools Rally

Arrogance, Entitlement, Ignorance and Lies at the Save Our Schools Rally
This weekend in Washington, D.C. a so-called grassroots rally was held to “Save Our Schools”. As with most public education rallies, there were some good points made about the terrible centralized testing culture that is being forced down on schools, plenty of empty platitudes spoken about the importance of public education, and a lot of inane rants as to why competition and fiscal sanity are... 

Military Enlistment and Homeschooling

Military Enlistment and Homeschooling
The United States military lists candidates for enlistment into one of three tiers. Tier I candidates have or will graduate from a traditional high school or have 15 or more college credit hours. Tier II candidates are typically high school drop outs who have earned their GED. Tier III candidates are high school dropouts who have not earned their GED. Interestingly, despite the superior academic outcomes... 

Statists Don’t Send Their Kids to Public Schools

Statists Don’t Send Their Kids to Public Schools
Rahm Emmanuel, the Mayor of Chicago and until recently President Obama’s White House Chief of Staff, made news this week when he decided to enroll his three children into the elite, private University of Chicago Lab Schools. This action disturbed many public school advocates who have become used to the candidates that they’ve showered with campaign contributions continually choosing to send... 

Public Schools Serve Adults at the Expense of Children

Public Schools Serve Adults at the Expense of Children
The Keller Independent School District outside of Fort Worth, Texas has been spending millions of dollars more per year than they’ve been taking in. When Keller voters rejected a 13-cent increase in their property tax rate earlier this summer, the school district was forced to look for ways to cut spending in order to address a projected $30 million shortfall over the next two years. The school... 
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