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Ron Paul & Homeschooling

Ron Paul & Homeschooling
Every election cycle we get a whole new slew of candidates all peddling essentially the same message. Take away the faces and the campaign logos and virtually every candidate is indistinguishable from the others, even those in opposing parties.  They all support undeclared wars, destruction of civil liberties, the Federal Reserve, perpetual deficits and corporatism.  To distinguish themselves from... 

Sit Down, Shut Up and Learn

Sit Down, Shut Up and Learn
Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced a new $500 million state-level grant competition, the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge.  The program is intended to encourage better coordination, clearer learning standards and increased access to early learning programs for low income and disadvantaged children. Like... 

Government Needs More Oversight, Not Homeschoolers

Government Needs More Oversight, Not Homeschoolers
Jorea Marple, the West Virginia State Superintendent of Schools, recently gave a speech in which she said homeschoolers need more oversight, better standards, better evidence of progress; homeschoolers have too much flexibility. She either doesn’t know homeschoolers very well, or she knows them too well. I’ll explain later. Government can no better manage the education of homeschool students... 

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... 
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