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Archive for the 'Education' Category

Obama Administration Trying To Silence Dissent

by @ Wednesday, October 28th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Education, Freedom of Speech, Individual Liberty, Politics

This, quite frankly, is just outrageous: This, finally, is too much: Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States, walked up to former DC Councilman Kevin Chavous at an event and told him to pull an ad criticizing the administration for its opposition to the DC school voucher program. The Attorney General of the United States! […]

They Don’t Need No Education

by @ Tuesday, October 6th, 2009. Filed under Dumbasses, Education

Last week the Tampa Bay Tribune published an article about President Obama looking at the issue of extending the school year, an issue which I blogged about myself. Several days after the article appeared, the paper received this letter from an area high school student: Dear “tbt” editor of which it may concern I’m a […]

Barack Obama’s War On Summer Vacation

by @ Sunday, September 27th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Education, Politics

Beware kids, while you’re signing his praises, the President is thinking about getting rid of your summer vacation: WASHINGTON – Students beware: The summer vacation you just enjoyed could be sharply curtailed if President Barack Obama gets his way. Obama says American kids spend too little time in school, putting them at a disadvantage with […]

Creationists Win In Louisiana, Thanks To Bobby Jindal

by @ Friday, September 18th, 2009. Filed under Dumbasses, Education, Evolution vs. ID, Science

Last year, Bobby Jindal signed a law that allows Louisiana teachers and school boards across the state to present non-scientific alternatives to evolution. Now the rules designed to implement that law have been proposed and they’re a solid victory for the creationists: The state’s top school board Wednesday approved procedures for residents who object to […]

89% Of Oklahoma High School Students Don’t Know Who Wrote The Declaration Of Independence

by @ Friday, September 18th, 2009. Filed under Education, History

Some truly depressing results of a survey of high school students: OKLAHOMA CITY — Only one in four Oklahoma public high school students can name the first President of the United States, according to a survey released today. The survey was commissioned by the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs in observance of Constitution Day on […]

Where 9/11 Is History

by @ Friday, September 11th, 2009. Filed under Education, History, September 11th, War On Terror

For most of us the images of September 11th are still as fresh in our minds as the day it happened, but there’s a group for whom it’s little more than a fuzzy bit of history: VINCENNES, Ind. The students filed into their social studies class just after lunch and slumped into desks where they […]

Spending More Money On Education Isn’t Necessarily The Answer

by @ Thursday, September 10th, 2009. Filed under Education, Politics

A picture, as they say, is worth 1,000 words: H/T: Cato@Liberty and United Liberty

The End Of The Textbook

by @ Monday, August 10th, 2009. Filed under Education, Technology

Technology is making another move, and it’s changing the face of education: At Empire High School in Vail, Ariz., students use computers provided by the school to get their lessons, do their homework and hear podcasts of their teachers’ science lectures. Down the road, at Cienega High School, students who own laptops can register for […]

Money For Nothing

by @ Wednesday, May 6th, 2009. Filed under Dumbasses, Education

The case against public education, Exhibit XLVIII: For seven years, the Los Angeles Unified School District has paid Matthew Kim a teaching salary of up to $68,000 per year, plus benefits. His job is to do nothing. Every school day, Kim’s shift begins at 7:50 a.m., with 30 minutes for lunch, and ends when the […]

Barack Obama’s War Against D.C. Schoolchildren

by @ Wednesday, May 6th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Education, Politics

Back in March, I noted that Democrats in Congress seemed intent on killing the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program, a school choice program that allowed inner city D.C. kids to attend private schools, including the same private school that Barack Obama’s daughter’s attend. At the time, the Obama Administration said that it would not allow the […]

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