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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... 

Statists Don’t Send Their Kids to Public Schools

Statists Don’t Send Their Kids to Public Schools
Rahm Emmanuel, the Mayor of Chicago and until recently President Obama’s White House Chief of Staff, made news this week when he decided to enroll his three children into the elite, private University of Chicago Lab Schools. This action disturbed many public school advocates who have become used to the candidates that they’ve showered with campaign contributions continually choosing to send... 

Public Schools Serve Adults at the Expense of Children

Public Schools Serve Adults at the Expense of Children
The Keller Independent School District outside of Fort Worth, Texas has been spending millions of dollars more per year than they’ve been taking in. When Keller voters rejected a 13-cent increase in their property tax rate earlier this summer, the school district was forced to look for ways to cut spending in order to address a projected $30 million shortfall over the next two years. The school... 

The State Treats Children as Criminals

The State Treats Children as Criminals
Last night the city of Concord, California approved a daytime curfew ordinance which allows the city to levy fines against children who are found in public during school hours. In particular, a child caught for the first time outside of school during the day without a valid excuse will be given a warning citation. The next incident will result in a fine of up to $100, the third incident up to a $200... 
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