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End Public Schooling to Improve Education

End Public Schooling to Improve Education
Let’s imagine for a second that we have the power to reform public schools however we want to, without interference from government, teachers unions or school boards. Would we expand the school day or the school year to get more teaching in? Would we test outcomes, and reward and punish teachers and schools based on those outcomes? Would we increase the number of charter schools or give every child... 

End Support of Public Schooling by Homeschooling

End Support of Public Schooling by Homeschooling
The state of public education is abominable. The national graduation rate doesn’t top 70%, out of 34 nations we only rank 17th in science and 25th in mathematics, and 20 percent of high school seniors can be classified as being functionally illiterate at the time they graduate (if they graduate).  Despite what public sector unions and partisan celebrities say, this is not due to a lack of funding.... 

Taking a Walk With Antonio

Taking a Walk With Antonio
This past Saturday, on a march for Ron Paul, I fell into a conversation on education. I wasn’t planning on talking about the joke that is public education in America, but as soon as the words ‘No Child Left Behind’ were uttered I went off. You don’t have to be a Ron Paul supporter to recognize the failure of the public school system. Enjoy my rant. The only correction that... 

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... 
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