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Goals 2000 and the Joke That is Government

Goals 2000 and the Joke That is Government
On March 31, 1994 the Goals 2000: Educate America Act was signed into law by President Bill Clinton. The centerpiece of the legislation was eight audacious and insincere National Education Goals which were supposed to be met by the year 2000. The law (originally conceived of in 1989 by President George H.W. Bush and the nation’s governors) further expanded the power of the federal government over... 

Public School Thugs

Public School Thugs
Today at noon I went to the ground floor of the rotunda at the Texas State Capitol Building to dance with a bunch of other liberty lovers who were celebrating their First Amendment rights in response to the violent assault on peaceful dancers at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial last weekend in Washington, D.C. There were two planned rallies scheduled around the time we decided to dance; a pro-public education... 

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... 

The Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

The Civil Rights Issue of Our Time
Photo: Chris Knight, The Patriot-News Yesterday, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a rally was held on the steps of the state capitol building to protest proposed budget cuts to public education.  The protesters demanded that Governor Tom Corbett abandon his proposal to reduce funding for K-12 education, as the state deals with the same fiscal shortfalls that are plaguing states across the nation.  And... 
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