Category Archives: Schools

Wisconsin Is Just Baby Town Frolics Right Now

Wisconsin is showing the nasty, brutish, Hobbesian side of democracy. Remember the reactionary, new-civility crap that bandied about after the Arizona shooting? Teachers (and/or their supporters) directly compared Governor Walker to Hitler and Mubarak, or openly advocating his death. All … Continue reading

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Are You Smarter Than A (1895) 8th Grader?

There’s lots of consternation today among my greader sharebros (sup y’all). The object of their ire is this 1895 8th grade test. Eyes on your own work, kids: 8th Grade Final Exam: Salina, KS – 1895 Grammar (Time, one hour) … Continue reading

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Oh Government, My Government

Friend of WaCK Jarrett Skorup recently threw in his two cents on his “Nominees for [the] 5 Worst Government Services.” The finalists were veterans hospitals, the U.S. Postal Service, General Motors, the Public School System, and Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac. … Continue reading

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Outcomes Over Intentions

In politics, as in most of life, intentions don’t matter. That is, they’re not operative; they are difficult to identify with any certainty, mutable, subjective, and intricately non-exclusive. In short, worrying, or caring, about intentions is wasteful, and harmful to … Continue reading

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J’Accuse! Oh, My Mistake

A little while ago, we had a back-and-forth about schools. In the midst of debate, commenter Tom took something I wrote out of context: That’s a bold claim that the elements of a public system are all so self serving with … Continue reading

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DC Vouchers Wild Success – Still Dead

We had a good back-and-forth yesterday about school choice versus one-size-fits-all (or none) schooling. Just wanted to repost this in full from Cato@Liberty‘s Adam Schaeffer: The latest and final scheduled report on the DC voucher program is out. Conclusion? Even a … Continue reading

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A Different Take On School “Choice”

From Dan Savage’s Savage Love column: CONGRATS: Two years ago, an openly gay student at Hudson High School in upstate New York ran for prom queen. He won—but school officials “denied him the crown.” This year, two openly gay students—best … Continue reading

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