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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... 

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... 

Why Parents are Better Teachers than Trained Teachers

Why Parents are Better Teachers than Trained Teachers
Across the land we continue to hear the cries that public education is under attack. That greedy governors and legislators are destroying public education because they cannot justify increasing spending on top of the many thousands of dollars spent per student per year for horrid outcomes (in terms of testing, graduation rates, college readiness or life preparation). These people claim that if only... 

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... 
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