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The Cheating Scandal in Atlanta and Public School Fraud

The Cheating Scandal in Atlanta and Public School Fraud
The widespread cheating scandal in the Atlanta Public School (“APS”) system that was initially reported on by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution over two years ago came to a head last week when the Governor released a report by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation which detailed the extent of the scandal. The report named 178 educators who were part of a widespread conspiracy to erase and change test... 

The Effect of Khan Academy on Education

The Effect of Khan Academy on Education
In 2004, Salman Khan was an MIT and Harvard educated hedge fund analyst who spent his free time remotely tutoring his cousin Nadia in math. When other family and friends asked for his help he started putting his tutorials on YouTube, and soon enough he became a YouTube sensation. In 2006 he launched Khan Academy and in 2009 he quit his finance job and turned all of his efforts to providing a “free... 

What Level of Government Should Control Education?

What Level of Government Should Control Education?
The fight over education in America has many subplots. One is the power struggle between school districts, the states and the Federal government. While schools are eager to accept money from any level of government, they are typically not too eager to listen to the directives that come along with those dollars. Meanwhile, the various levels of government are interested in taxing and redistributing... 

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... 
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