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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),... 

What Gives a Person Worth? A Degree?

What Gives a Person Worth? A Degree?
“It only stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there’s service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.” – Ayn Rand Last weekend I attended my 5-year Stanford Graduate School of Business reunion. Kicking off the... 

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... 

Benefit of Sports

Benefit of Sports
The United State is unique when it comes to the interplay between academics and athletics in both secondary school and post-secondary school in this country.  Given the underwhelming performance of American secondary schools relative to the performance of dozens of nations without integrated athletics programs in their schools, it is hard to take seriously the claim that high school athletics is vital... 
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