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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... 

Why Parents are Better Teachers than Trained Teachers

Why Parents are Better Teachers than Trained Teachers
Across the land we continue to hear the cries that public education is under attack. That greedy governors and legislators are destroying public education because they cannot justify increasing spending on top of the many thousands of dollars spent per student per year for horrid outcomes (in terms of testing, graduation rates, college readiness or life preparation). These people claim that if only... 

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... 

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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