School Choice Litigation is Winning

What-is-Parental-School-ChoiceThe Franklin Institute recently put on a seminar in Phoenix, Arizona, to educate bloggers about school choice. Traditional public schools continue to go downhill even as the amount spent on them increases. In Arizona, 45 percent of the state’s budget goes to education, and there are never any […]

School Choice Metamorphoses From Vouchers to Savings Accounts

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Students at Benchmark Preschool and Elementary School in Phoenix

If you haven’t paid close attention to the school choice movement over the past 10 years, you might not realize how much it has changed. Due to lawsuits and other limitations, innovators have figured out that tuition […]

Bill Bennett Should Know Better!

Bill Bennett and Greg Abbott, governor of Texas, had a short debate about Common Core education programs on Fox News Sunday. Bennett, like his fellow Common Core supporter, Jeb Bush, is very smart, but he makes the same mistake on Common Core that smart college students make when trying to defend “true” Marxism. Their […]

Charter School Cheap Shot

chrtrschlsA piece that appeared in the December 16, 2014 edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer entitled “Do charters take money from Cincinnati Public kids?” was, although technically correct, grossly misleading regarding charter school funding in Ohio.

The article states Ohio has authorized $3,600 in state taxpayer for each […]

Recall Starts Before Anti-Common Core Arizona Schools Superintendent Even Takes Office

dndglsDiane Douglas, a little-known, outspoken opponent of Common Core who ran for Arizona Superintendent of Schools on that issue, surprised everyone this fall when she won. Incredibly, only five days after the election – the day it was announced she had won – a couple of opponents […]

When Liberal Preferences Meet Islamic Principles

islmpblcsclsThere was a recent scandal that, as much as anything else, illustrates the intellectual emptiness and moral ennui of the modern liberal man. It occurred in Britain but reflects a wider phenomenon; what can be said about it can be said about happenings in Sweden, France, Holland, […]

The Atheist Crusade Against a Conservative Christian History Professor

Recently I received an email, the subject line of which provocatively suggested that atheists were on the “warpath” against a university professor. Intrigued, I clicked on the email and opened up the linked article. I have to admit that I was less interested in the story than I was in identifying this conservative professor and […]

Counterproductive Sixties

1960svlncAmerican campuses were in constant uproar during the late sixties. Now they are calm again, but they are very different places than they used to be. For instance, we have “speech codes” that limit speech on campus that anyone can express off campus, we also have speakers […]

Incentives for Non-College-Bound Students

rewardsHow can rewards be used to encourage learning by non-college-bound students who may be interested in working as soon as possible, some even before graduation? They may be sorely frustrated with their academic high-school experience. Their frustration can help explain dropout rates of 50 percent or […]

Cindy Hill’s Wyoming Vision: Education And Much More

CindyHillWhen a national spokesperson and pillar of modern conservatism such as Michelle Malkin gives a political endorsement, it is indeed worth noting. And that is exactly what she did on August 5 when she delivered a hearty “thumbs up” to Cindy Hill, Wyoming’s current Superintendent of Public […]

Cantor Earthquake: Meanwhile, Back in Wyoming…

cmncr2The Republican Establishment is still reeling from the political repercussions of Virginia’s seventh district congressional primary, in which House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost to challenger Dave Brat, a political novice. Naturally, the entrenched party members are doing their best to convince themselves, and all of America, […]

On Virgil and the Necessity of Good Language

vrglIt is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one’s steps to the upper air – there’s the rub, the task.

~ Virgil

Prologue: Biography

Publius Vergilius Maro (October […]

The Guardian says: There is no Islamist School-takeover Plot

islmcschlsRichard Adams (TheGuardian‘s ‘education editor’) sort of gives the game away when he says that the “Trojan horse affair” has “race” as part of its “Birmingham-sized bundle”. (In his article: ‘Is the Trojan horse row just a witch hunt triggered by a hoax?’) Apart from the fact […]

There’s no Neutrality in Public Education

schlchcRecently, I have seen both pro and con editorial pieces regarding the proposed expansion of educational vouchers in Wisconsin. Those critical of educational vouchers keep emphasizing “accountability.” But allowing anti-choice advocates to determine standards of accountability is like putting the foxes on guard duty in the chicken […]

Leftists Cancel School Honors Night — Too “Exclusive”

eqlIt’s increasingly the case in America that the nail that sticks up gets hammered down. A case in point is Archie R. Cole Middle School in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Writes East Greenwich Patch:

Citing concerns about the “exclusive nature” of the annual honors night at Archie […]

More Games And Corruption In The Wyoming GOP

Governor Matt MeadWhile the rest of America recoils in horror at the atrocities committed against it by the Obama Administration and liberal Democrats on Capitol Hill, the people of Wyoming increasingly suffer the ravages of liberalism inflicted on them by a state government in which “Republicans” hold […]

University Wants Fewer Whites — Fears “Mediocrity”

brcshprdIf you thought the “educator” who saw “racist” intent behind offering someone a peanut-butter sandwich was a loon, consider Western Washington University (WWU) president Bruce Shepard. Always on the lookout for ways to improve his institution’s academic integrity, he recently circulated a school-wide questionnaire and asked, “How […]

Education That Allows One to ‘Be the Best They Can Be’

cmncrIt seems to me that any human would appreciate the opportunity to ‘be the best he or she can be’. Of course, in this world conditions to afford this opportunity are somewhat limited to say the least. Where education is provided it is predominately controlled by government. […]

Alan Simpson Embodies Fading RINO ‘Glory Days’

alnsmpsnOutside of his home state of Wyoming, former Senator Alan Simpson is best known as the Republican collaborator in the 1986 “Simpson Mazzoli” amnesty bill that officially sanctioned illegal immigration and opened the floodgates on the nation’s southern border. More recently, he signed on to the empty […]

Wyoming Governor Mead Continues Mocking the Law

gvmdOn Wednesday March 26, an audit of expenditures of federal funds by Wyoming government agencies was released to the public, in which the state Department of Education received extremely high marks for proper spending practices. This situation hardly made the news, and has generally been greeted with […]

Wyoming Governor Emulates Lawlessness of Obama Administration

gvmdLike a rapidly advancing malignancy, the pattern of lawlessness and corruption exhibited by Barack Obama and his appointed minions is predictably spreading to other levels of government. It is unfortunate and dangerous that Obama now routinely flouts the law, either by openly asserting that he will not […]

Ariz. College Senator Fakes Social Media Following, Gets Invited to White House

jrdnhbsAs a social media following continues to be more important among public figures, a lot of people will go to any means necessary to make themselves look like they have more klout than they do.

Klout is a term that refers to one’s social media impact. For […]

Education and Economics

slvry*N.B.: This article is based on an excerpt from Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 1: The Great Conversation—The Substance of a Liberal Education by Robert M. Hutchins

A man without the proper use of the intellectual faculties of a man, is, if possible, more contemptible […]

Why Obama is Uneducated

obmsmkngA few years ago I participated in a radio debate on “white privilege” with a certain man, whose name is unimportant, who had a Ph.D. in “ethnic studies.” At one point he introduced an argument by saying, “If whites are 80 percent of the population…,” which prompted […]

“Epic Fail:” America’s Boomers and Gen-Xers Leave A Legacy Of Foolishness

gvthndt“Completing this form is a critical start to completing your education,” noted First Lady Michelle Obama. It was a Wednesday in February, and she had traveled from the confines of the White House to a nearby Virginia high school to lecture students on applying for “free” federal […]








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