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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... 

Government Destroys Education, Thereby Destroying Lives

Government Destroys Education, Thereby Destroying Lives
A Vacant Detroit School Last week a report was released estimating that 47% of Detroiters are functionally illiterate, meaning that they cannot read. Of the 200,000 Detroit adults who are functionally illiterate*, half of them have a high school diploma or a GED.  The remaining 100,000 of these functionally illiterate adults (age 25 and older) lack a high school diploma or GED, yet most of them attended... 

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... 

Why Education Will Not Be Reformed By Government

Why Education Will Not Be Reformed By Government
There are essentially two camps to the public education debate (I’m ignoring the apathetic and the delusional). There is one side that says the current state of public education is not as good as it can be, that we need to reform it, but only to a degree, and the best way to do that is to pump more money into the system and give more power and control to the state. The other side says that public... 
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