Common Core is the Trap and Public Education is the Bait

From Fox News: “Price for Nevada dad to see state’s school files on his kids: $10G.” Nevada dad John Eppolito got a bad case of sticker shock when he asked state education officials to see the permanent records of his four children. He was told it would cost $10,194. A Lake Tahoe-area real estate agent by trade and a fierce opponent of Common Core, Eppolito was concerned about Nevada’s recent decision to join a multi-state consortium that shares students’ data. He wanted to know exactly Read more […]

Why a Conservative Defending “Common Core” Doesn’t Make Sense

The conservative I have in mind is Bob Riley writing at the National Review website, “Why I support Common Core standards.” The paragraph that, in my opinion, shows fantasyland thinking is this one: To many educators and parents, the goals of Common Core are eminently reasonable, particularly in states that rank below average or far below average in the all-important areas of math and science education. Just stop. Does anyone seriously think that the discrepancy between states is due Read more […]

Conservatives Should Not Care About Our World Educational Rankings

I used to defend home-schooling on the grounds that homeschooled students were better educated than students in public school. I don’t use that argument anymore, except to defend homeschooling from charges that it robs children of an education. As a positive argument, it could easily work against me. The argument could be used to justify making great efforts to improve public education. And since many people believe that homeschooling hurts public schools, the failure of public schools to do Read more […]

We Got Socialized Medicine Because of Socialized Education

“One of the most useful tools in the quest for power is the educational system.”1 Post-election recriminations are coming in at a fevered pace. Some Republicans say the GOP needs to enlarge its tent. This means being more like Democrats. It’s a prescription for political disaster. Rush Limbaugh understands that there is no political solution. Read more […]Herbert Schlossberg, Idols for Destruction: Christian Faith and Its Confrontation with American Society (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, [1983] 1993), 209. [↩]

Government Schools Turn Young People into Socialists

Public schools are the breeding ground for socialism. Adolf Hitler understood the need for government controlled education. Kids have been so brainwashed by government educators that they believe that Nazism is an ideology of the political right. In fact, it’s a leftist ideology: National Socialism. On May 1, 1937, Hitler declared, “This new Reich will give its youth to no one, but will itself take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing.” ((William Shirer, Rise Read more […]