Category: Edyookashun

If You Notice That Paul Krugman is Hesitant to Sit Down, Here's Why

If You Notice That Paul Krugman is Hesitant to Sit Down, Here's Why

| March 3, 2011 | 2 Replies

I linked to Iowahawk’s brilliant takedown of Paul Krugman in this morning’s CtBT post, but I want to give it a bit more attention because it is absolutely brilliant. Krugman tried to run out the growing progressive meme that Wisconsin students get a better education because their teachers have full collective bargaining. The problem with […]

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When Voting Raised Its Ugly Head, Dems Bravely Turned Their Tails and Fled

When Voting Raised Its Ugly Head, Dems Bravely Turned Their Tails and Fled

| February 17, 2011 | 7 Replies

In a day, the situation in Wisconsin has gone from merely ridiculous to bizarre. The state Senate was set to vote on Governor Walker’s “budget repair bill” except that all the Democrats were gone. Senate rules require a quorum of 20 and when the Republican Leader called the quorum, only the 19 Republicans showed up […]

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This is The Week that Should End Public Sector Unions

This is The Week that Should End Public Sector Unions

| February 17, 2011 | 9 Replies

The most exceptional thing has been happening in Wisconsin over the past few days. Governor Scott Walker has introduced a bill that will save the state about $300 million dollars over the next ten years – a sorely-needed chunk of slack in a budget that has, like so many other state budgets, gotten entirely out […]

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In Defense of the Renaissance Man

In Defense of the Renaissance Man

| January 25, 2011 | 5 Replies

My friend Elizabeth Scalia has an interesting column at First Things today on our over-dependence on academic credentials in the job market and elsewhere that is worth your time today. Here’s her opening. He has authored over a dozen books, written a syndicated newspaper column and countless essays and articles covering a broad range of […]

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Why Can’t College Students Argue? Don’t Ask Me, I Don’t Control Academia.

Why Can’t College Students Argue? Don’t Ask Me, I Don’t Control Academia.

| January 18, 2011 | 5 Replies

For many years, our society has accepted that the fundamental qualification for any sort of decent career must begin with a college education. Tens of thousands of families spend millions of dollars, often times incurring five- or six-figure debts, to send their beloved children to institutes of higher learning, confident they will graduate with a […]

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Why Can't College Students Argue? Don't Ask Me, I Don't Control Academia.

Why Can't College Students Argue? Don't Ask Me, I Don't Control Academia.

| January 18, 2011 | 5 Replies

For many years, our society has accepted that the fundamental qualification for any sort of decent career must begin with a college education. Tens of thousands of families spend millions of dollars, often times incurring five- or six-figure debts, to send their beloved children to institutes of higher learning, confident they will graduate with a […]

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Why College? Heck If I Know.

Why College? Heck If I Know.

| December 23, 2010 | 4 Replies

Timothy Carney, in today’s Washington Examiner, makes the case against college, and a good case he makes. I’ve long suspected too many kids go to college and finish college — that college is a waste of time and money for many, and our economy and culture would be better if, as a whole, America spent […]

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Iran Joins the “Our Schools Love the West Too Much” Club

Iran Joins the “Our Schools Love the West Too Much” Club

| October 25, 2010 | 2 Replies

Iran has a problem with its schools that might seem familiar to some of us. Its curricula are not in line with the religion of the ruling class and so the schools must change what they teach. Iran will not allow its universities to begin teaching certain disciplines it deems too “Western,” and existing courses […]

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Democrats to Poor Schoolchildren: “No Good Education for You!”

Democrats to Poor Schoolchildren: “No Good Education for You!”

| January 2, 2010 | Reply

If one of the priorities of our government is to ensure that children get the best possible education, then it’s clear that the Democrats have a different priority in mind. This past week, the majority in Congress, led by Dick Durbin on the Senate side and José Serrano on the House side, working in cahoots […]

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History Channel Ditches Nostradamus and the Mayan Prophecies for Howard Zinn’s “History”.

History Channel Ditches Nostradamus and the Mayan Prophecies for Howard Zinn’s “History”.

| December 11, 2009 | 2 Replies

I am amazed that Howard Zinn is seen as an honest intellectual. How can you consider someone smart who writes such drivel as this? Around 1776, certain important people in the English colonies made a discovery that would prove enormously useful for the next two hundred years. They found that by creating a nation, a […]

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