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Tag: department of education
  • Debunking Statist Arguments: The Department of Education

    Here are parts one & two of the series. “If I talked to any college student who is going into education right now, I’d tell them not to pursue teaching.”  Those were the depressing but very real words Ms. K told me on her last day of teaching the kindergarten level for over 20 years.  She is …

  • The negative aspects of education in the United States

    I have a new article up at Learning From Dogs that examines the negative aspects of the American schooling system.  I focus on the lack of emphasis on critical thinking skills, the effect of this system on the human mind, and the (possible) true purpose of compulsory education. On April 15th, I looked at the positive aspects of …

  • Love the Headline, Hate the Outcome

    New York to end ‘Rubber Room’ Detentions for Teachers. The headline sounds great, especially since this is something I first discovered when John Stossel mentioned the problem in his mini-documentary Stupid in America, which guts the mystique that our government schools claim.  The “rubber rooms” are detentions for teachers who have committed a variety of …

  • School vs. education

    I’ve recently been invited to be a guest author at a the blog Learning from Dogs, which in a way deals with anything and everything, but always aims to provoke meaningful thought on a variety of issues.  My first post dealt with the relationship between the federal government and poverty, and my most recent post …