I was on my high school’s board of education for a year. It was quite an honor, honestly, but I screwed it up.
At the time, I was a software architect. They put me on the board as the technology guy. I was supposed to make the case for more funding for smart boards and other tech stuff.
But I said kids really don’t need more technology in school. Technology, I said, was like sex education: they’ll get more than they can handle on the streets or watching TV.
Read more →Join the fun and Stomp On Marx!
Stomping on things is all the rage on some college campuses. But the kids are missing out on the real fun.
Here’s an exercise I highly recommend for teachers of kids age 14 and up.
Stomp On Marx!
Here’s how you do it.
Download and print this picture of the father of communism, Karl Marx. (click for larger image)
Read more →I know a teacher pretty well, and I know nasty little secrets she’s not telling.
She sneaks out of bed at 4:45 every morning. No one else is up. No one’s watching her. At that hour, she can do whatever she wants without consequence.
She sneaks downstairs and puts on her make-up in front of the TV. She also encrypts mysterious lesson plans into a little black book. Names and numbers.
Read more →[Originally posted on Redstate.com]
English was my favorite subject in school, so much so that I can still recite from memory large passages of the books we read, like A Separate Peace:
I went back to Devon School not long ago, and found it looking oddly newer than when I was a student there 15 years before.
And who doesn’t know this by heart:
If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.
Read more →Related articles Colleges in the United States are systematically destroying free speech, free thought, and creative writing. Sixty-five percent of colleges and universities censor students, even in creative writing classes.
Hillsdale or nothing.
Related articles * [GREG LUKIANOFF IN THE NEW YORK TIMES: Feigning Free Speech on Campus. "Colleges and universities a.
Read more →The new fad among Democrats is to see how many illegal aliens they can pack into a voting booth. While we conservatives decry this illegal and anti-American grab at tyrannical power, we should take some solace in this sobering fact: those illegal aliens probably know as much about the American political system as most 13th generation Americans.
The fact is, most Americans are too stupid about politics to vote, which explains the 2008 election.
Read more →While everyone was screaming about the rising cost of medical treatment, America’s leftist incubation chambers—colleges and universities—robbed us of our economic future. And the federal government’s misguided student aid program is to blame.
**What allows this growth? ** * Increased per student government funding * Massive private and public debt
Who benefits? * College administrators * Unions working on college campuses * Political causes that college administrators like (liberal)
Read more →This is an important conversation in an important race. Please watch.
Ed talks about regulation, taxes, debt, Race to the Top, and more.
Read more →There’s a “special” school in St. Louis County. Its seniors graduated on last Friday.
How sad it must be for those kids. They’re not graduating from the district’s “normal” schools with their peers. For various reasons, they’ve been relegated to a school for misfits.
Seeing the building makes the bad feelings worse. It’s a former grade school, crammed inconveniently behind a bank and a Taco Bell. Its Eisenhower era architecture stands out amidst its Mortgage Boom surroundings like a dandelion on golf course.
Read more →Register today for Vacation Liberty School. Here’s 3 reasons why you should:
Most school systems don’t care about liberty; they care about conformity. The only way kids will learn an appreciation for the blessings of libertyis if their parents send them to schools that put liberty at the center of the cirriculum. That’s what Vacation Liberty School does.
Many teachers would love to teach more about the blessings of liberty to their skulls full of mush, but they can’t.
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