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Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd)

Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd)
When I first heard this song, written by Roger Waters, I thought he was suggesting that children were being shaped and molded by public education into anonymous bricks to be set in the walls of society, where the elites wanted them to be. Set in place, and kept in place, never moving up, their position set for life. According to accounts that I’ve read, what he was really talking about was how... 

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... 

Are Homeschool Parents “Selfish”?

Are Homeschool Parents “Selfish”?
My homeschool advocacy work has resulted in scores of conversations thus far this year with people who were previously ignorant of the many benefits of homeschooling. Their stated concerns about homeschooling have been largely consistent, a string of debunked or irrelevant notions fueled by the propaganda of partisan politicians, teachers unions, the media, and power hungry statists who think that... 

More Schooling Is Not the Solution

More Schooling Is Not the Solution
The state of education in America is pretty appalling. Our high school graduation rate hovers around 70%.  Out of 34 OECD countries, we rank 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in mathematics. One third of all college students are unprepared for introductory-level college courses and need to take at least one remedial class. Meanwhile, half of the students who go to college fail to graduate. Many... 
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