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Tag: Government schools
  • What School Districts Don’t Tell You

    When discussing the cost of public education, many times people will provide the figure of cost per-student.  I have been guilty of this in the past.  However, this is not the most accurate representation of how efficient schools are.  Rather, schools should publish cost per-graduate numbers.  The reason why I – and I assume many others – …

  • Is it moral to use government funds?

    The other day in my political research class the proffesor went on another rant about how much he despises libertarians and the right.  After a little back and forth about libertarinism in general he made the the following statement: If libertarians really believed in their ideas, why would you attend this school?  Why would you …

  • A Slippery Slope of Education Regulation

    Much has been said about the United States’ poor education system in international rankings and the ridiculous cost of college tuition. Now, the Department of Education is at it again, this time unveiling new guidelines for states to receive a total of $500 million to reform preschools. Although Secretary of Education Arne Duncan swears we …

  • A Bias Inherent in the System

    Yep, sounds like public education.  Education is very important; this is why I don’t want the government playing teacher.  I mean, honestly, all other criticisms of public schools aside, how do we expect to have a nation of people capable of examining government policy with in-depth critical thought if they are educated by that same …

  • Study Shows Private, For-Profit Schools Preferred in Developing Nations

    From AidWatchers: When James Tooley first discovered low-cost private schools for the poor in urban slums and rural areas in India, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and China, aid agency officials and local government administrators did not receive the news warmly. Most flat out denied that such schools existed. Even if they do exist, said the experts, …

  • Government School Propaganda in Texas

    From KathleenMcKinley.com:

  • Another Reason Not to Support Government Schools

    This article is a few days old, but gross enough to still warrant posting: In the past three years, the government has provided the nation’s schools with millions of pounds of beef and chicken that wouldn’t meet the quality or safety standards of many fast-food restaurants, from Jack in the Box and other burger places …

  • Government School Child Abuse

    The government schools are soulless. They despise all youth with any semblance of individualism, romanticism, and — well — youthfulness! The latest atrocity committed by one of these robot-factories involved the incarceration of children, some as young as 11, for participation in a food fight. (Thanks to LRC for the link)

  • 11/05/2009 Nightly Roundup

    An army Major unjustifiably killed people. This is a horror, but regardless of the victims’ nationality, hardly out of the ordinary considering the day-to-day activities of the man’s “employer.” Run, Ron, Run, says entertaining — if idiosyncratic — shock jock Alex Jones. Forget Swine Flu Hysteria, there is an all-too-real breakout of American stupidity. To steer clear of this pandemic, …

  • Can we abolish government schools already?

    This is a scanned image of a rewritten version of the Bill of Rights which is used in Texas at a government-run middle school.  Hat tip to Matthew Hurtt.