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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... 

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... 

Classroom Management is Incompatible with Proper Education

Classroom Management is Incompatible with Proper Education
Despite holding our children captive over a period of 6.5 hours a day, 180 days a year for 13 straight years, our schools fail to deliver anything resembling a quality education. Most children graduate high school, if they even stay in school, unable to think for themselves, ill-equipped to lead self-directed lives, and unprepared to enter into a university system which, with rare exception, doesn’t... 
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