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Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd)

Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd)
When I first heard this song, written by Roger Waters, I thought he was suggesting that children were being shaped and molded by public education into anonymous bricks to be set in the walls of society, where the elites wanted them to be. Set in place, and kept in place, never moving up, their position set for life. According to accounts that I’ve read, what he was really talking about was how... 

Destroying Minds, Destroying Bodies

Destroying Minds, Destroying Bodies
In a classically statist move, a Chicago public school has banned lunches brought from home. The Principal of the school, Elsa Carmona, has declared that her students must eat the food served in the cafeteria because she wants to “protect students from their own unhealthful food choices.”  There may be a more nefarious reason behind this uncommon concern for the health of public school children... 

Why Education Will Not Be Reformed By Government

Why Education Will Not Be Reformed By Government
There are essentially two camps to the public education debate (I’m ignoring the apathetic and the delusional). There is one side that says the current state of public education is not as good as it can be, that we need to reform it, but only to a degree, and the best way to do that is to pump more money into the system and give more power and control to the state. The other side says that public... 
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