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What Level of Government Should Control Education?

What Level of Government Should Control Education?
The fight over education in America has many subplots. One is the power struggle between school districts, the states and the Federal government. While schools are eager to accept money from any level of government, they are typically not too eager to listen to the directives that come along with those dollars. Meanwhile, the various levels of government are interested in taxing and redistributing... 

Goals 2000 and the Joke That is Government

Goals 2000 and the Joke That is Government
On March 31, 1994 the Goals 2000: Educate America Act was signed into law by President Bill Clinton. The centerpiece of the legislation was eight audacious and insincere National Education Goals which were supposed to be met by the year 2000. The law (originally conceived of in 1989 by President George H.W. Bush and the nation’s governors) further expanded the power of the federal government over... 

Ron Paul & Homeschooling

Ron Paul & Homeschooling
Every election cycle we get a whole new slew of candidates all peddling essentially the same message. Take away the faces and the campaign logos and virtually every candidate is indistinguishable from the others, even those in opposing parties.  They all support undeclared wars, destruction of civil liberties, the Federal Reserve, perpetual deficits and corporatism.  To distinguish themselves from... 

Learning for College Admissions

Learning for College Admissions
Parents that want their children to attend selective colleges often push their children to load up on advanced and AP (Advanced Placement) courses in high school to impress admissions committees.  Unfortunately, the public school education model is one that artificially distorts the learning process by forcing children to learn subjects through defined curricula (even though they rarely learn anything),... 
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