Tag Archives: education

Money won't save government indoctrination centers

Source: A Geek With Guns
by Christopher Burg

"How many times have you heard a statist claims that government indoctrination centers, or public education to use their euphemism, don't receive enough money? If I had a nickel for every time I've heard that I'd have enough money to fund a government indoctrination center for 15 to 20 minutes! Statists are predictable creatures. Whenever a government programs fails to deliver expected results they resort to claiming that the program simply didn't receive enough funding. To them government programs are furnaces. If the program isn't delivering expected results then you need to shovel more coal into it. But how much money is needed to make the furnace of government indoctrination centers produce some heat? Apparently a lot …" (03/23/17)


What does it mean for the state to "underfund" education?

Source: Show-Me Institute
by James V Shuls, PhD

"A new budget proposal from Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick (R-Shell Knob) would fully fund Missouri's foundation formula for K-12 education for the first time in years. … The fact that Missouri has not fully funded the formula has been a rallying cry for more education spending. Indeed, educators across the state have claimed that we are 'underfunding public education.' This new budget proposal has me wondering what will happen to those calls for increased spending when the state finally does fully fund the formula. Will they die down, or will they persist? To answer this question, it is important to define 'underfunding' public education." (03/17/17)


School choice hypocrisy

Source: Authority!
by Timothy J Taylor

"There should be no public taxpayer supported schools. All education programs should be voluntary. There should be no government compulsory education schemes. All education should be a matter of choice. And taxpayers should not be obligated to pay for those choices. But some education statists want to make the choices for their own children while denying education choice for others. They seek to force most children to attend public schools where they'll be indoctrinated with the government agenda, while they send their own children to private schools of their choice. They practice school choice hypocrisy. Sen. Al Franken, a statist Democrat from Minnesota, is one of them." (03/16/17)


IL: Chicago schools will tell ICE gangsters to get warrants or f*ck off

Source: Newser

"As educators around the United States wonder whether a crackdown on immigrants will reach their schoolhouse doors, principals in Chicago have been given a simple order: Do not let federal immigration agents in without a criminal warrant. … In the note Tuesday to Chicago's principals, Public Schools Chief Education Officer Janice Jackson urged them to not only keep immigration agents outside and to avoid sharing any student records with the agents, but to also put plans in place for the possibility of parents being [abducted by the ICE gang] while their children are in school." (02/23/17)


AK: Authoritarian educrat teaches high school students about censorship

Source: Chugiak/Eagle River Star

"Chugiak High School principal David Legg has banned the display of the Confederate flag at the school after a 'tumultuous' two weeks following an incident in which students posed with a version of the flag for photos inside the school. In an email sent to Chugiak parents, Legg said he told students of the flag ban during morning announcements Tuesday. In addition to the Confederate flag ban, Legg also told parents he reminded students 'that they must have approval from the administration to have any kind of display or presentation at school.'" (02/22/17)


Yes, students still need Econ 101

Source: James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal
by Donald J Boudreaux

"In an article published recently in the Atlantic, 'The Curse of Econ 101,' University of Connecticut law professor James Kwak argues against what he assumes to be the content, thrust, and effect of the basic principles course, Economics 101. He thinks it's too simplistic. And he's sure that in its simplicity, it masks the complexities that must be accounted for when passing judgment on economic reality and especially on government policies." (02/22/17)


MO: Perv pols consider bill encouraging educrats to grope school kids

Source: KSHB 4 News

"Missouri lawmakers are considering a 'bathroom bill' targeting transgender children in public schools, despite a backlash that North Carolina faced over a broader law limiting bathroom use in all public buildings. Republican sponsor Sen. Ed Emery said the goal is to protect students' safety and privacy, but parents of transgender children told lawmakers Tuesday that the proposal would put their kids at higher risk of bullying and violence. The bill would require public school students to use bathrooms, locker rooms and shower rooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates." (02/22/17)


Want to reform education? Break up the public school monopoly

Source: Heartland Institute
by Teresa Mull

"How much proof of its effectiveness does school choice need to show before it finally takes hold? The answer should be 'none;' parents and children ought to be free to choose whatever education system they want, regardless of how worthwhile other people perceive it to be. But in the super-regulated society we live in, we're often forced to rely on our freedoms earning approval before they can become policy and we can go about exercising them." (02/21/17)


Vouchers, thy name is welfare

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Laurence M Vance

"The problem with vouchers is a simple one. They are a form of welfare. They might not be called welfare. They might not be considered welfare. But vouchers are welfare. They are welfare just like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), refundable tax credits such as the EITC, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called food stamps). Before the government can issue a voucher to one American for education, housing, or health care, it must first take money from another American. Vouchers distort the market by artificially increasing demand and raising prices on the services they are used for. Once government vouchers for education, housing, and health care are deemed to be acceptable, no reasonable or logical argument can be made against the government’s providing vouchers for other services such as car repair, haircuts, transportation, dry cleaning, landscaping, or even entertainment, recreation, and vacations." (02/17/17)


What if food distribution worked like public education?

Eric Schuler

Source: Libertarian Institute
by Eric Schuler

"One of the most important things to consider when buying a house is the quality of the grocery district. As the name implies, the grocery district determines which public grocery store you and your family get to use. District maps are drawn by the government to ensure each grocery store has an appropriate number of patrons based on its capacity. Most residents are assigned to the public grocery store that is closest to their home. Groceries are paid for primarily by local taxes. If residents go to their local public grocery store, they get their weekly groceries without any additional out-of-pocket cost. However, they cannot get groceries from a public grocery store that's outside of their district. In theory, all of the public grocery stores are supposed to provide equal access to high-quality food." (02/14/17)