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Public Schooling Revolt Begins; Will Last for Years – Part 3

Public Schooling Revolt Begins; Will Last for Years – Part 3

The last of a three part series on the Public Schooling Revolt By Linda Dobson Okay. So far the money well is running dry. There are almost as many administrators in schools as there are students. The federal government, which has no business messing in schooling in the first place, is now calling the tunes from Washington to which your [...]

Fed’s $4 Billion Education Carrot May be Losing Its Appeal

Fed’s $4 Billion Education Carrot May be Losing Its Appeal

Fed's $4 Billion Education Carrot May be Losing Its Appeal By Linda Dobson A few weeks ago, a dozen governors who were among the finalists competing to receive a piece of the Obama administration’s $4+ billion economic stimulus called Race to the Top grants for school systems had stars in their eyes. After just two states – Delaware [...]

It’s Time to Replace Schools with Learning Opps for Everyone

It’s Time to Replace Schools with Learning Opps for Everyone

By Linda Dobson We can only guess if there was an equal amount of consensus against schooling before the Internet and social media. Regardless, today that consensus is obvious. The once lone voices of homeschool advocates sharing “a better way” are joined today by students, parents, journalists and, yes, even sometimes teachers who are [...]

With Government in Education Process, Student Rights Diminished

With Government in Education Process, Student Rights Diminished

I liked what Benjamin Malee and Syed Hossain had to say when I read “Why Obey When We Can Choose?” So much so, that I immediately looked for the name of the publication in which it appears. Because it’s the Columbia Spectator, I had to double-check the “About Us” feature of the publication. Sure enough, I discovered that the [...]

National Reading Scores In (And It Ain’t Pretty)

National Reading Scores In (And It Ain’t Pretty)

Reporters Nick Anderson and Bill Turque pull no punches in their March 24, 2010, Washington Post article called “Reading Scores Stall Despite ‘No Child Left Behind,’ Report Finds.” They begin: “The nation's students are mired at a basic level of reading in fourth and eighth grades, their achievement in recent years largely stagnant, [...]

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