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New York Schools Drop First Lady's Lunch Program

ObamaLunch Michelle Obama's school lunch program isn't winning many fans among the nation's students or their  parents. In fact, another school district recently decided to drop the federal menu plans after numerous complaints from students that they were left hungry and didn't like most of the food options. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District in New York […] Continue reading →

Promoting a Virtuous Society, Part 3

virtue In my last article, I mentioned that two major obstacles to a virtuous society are: A lack of a common standard for morality A lack of self-control in the populace Both of these are very difficult obstacles to overcome, and they are interconnected. Many people have attempted to establish a common standard for morality to […] Continue reading →

Blame Unions For Public School Failures

teachers unions How many of you have had teachers that did as little as possible to teach you anything?  With some of these teachers, you could get as much from reading the text as you could from listening to their long drawn out monotone lectures that were the perfect cure for insomnia.  There was nothing innovative about […] Continue reading →

Common Core Standards Will Control You and Your Children

commoncore The American educational system is being federalized through implementation of Race to the Top and Common Core Standards. Once Common Core Standards are completely implemented, the federal government will have total control of assessment tools and textbooks used in core subjects. Also, a national data collection system called State Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) will be used […] Continue reading →

Harvard Students Major in Anti-Semitism

PalestinianHate Harvard has the reputation of being one of the best universities in the country. The more I hear about what goes on there, the more I have to wonder why. In an incident early this month, a group called the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee placed fliers under the dormitory doors of Jewish students. The fliers […] Continue reading →

The Great Education Swindle

class In his book, How Do We Know, Leonard Read claims that Napoleon Bonaparte was “more than anyone, responsible for government ‘education’ in the U.S.A.” As a firm believer in “education” (i.e. indoctrination), Napoleon was an early proponent of government-funded schools. Interestingly, Napoleon was less concerned with elementary education and allowed these to be administrated by […] Continue reading →