Category Archives: Education

How Private Schools Are Serving The Poorest

FROM TEDxTalks. Sourced from YouTube: Seminal research in the slums and shanty towns of Asia and Africa shows not only the numbers of low-cost private schools around the world but why, how and by whom they are run and patronised. … Continue reading

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Fact Free Liberals: Part III

An Article From Townhall.com http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2014/01/23/factfree-liberals-part-iii-n1781571/page/full   FACT FREE LIBERALS: PART III by Thomas Sowell Since this year will mark the 50th anniversary of the “war on poverty,” we can expect many comments and commemorations of this landmark legislation in the … Continue reading

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A Chance to End Racism in Academia

An Article from the Freeman A Chance to End Racism in Academia The Supreme Court Rules on Affirmative Action—Again JUNE 24, 2013 by WENDY MCELROY http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/a-chance-to-end-racism-in-academia#axzz2XB7aF2yb I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in … Continue reading

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Giving Teachers Freedom

An Article from REASON Magazine I know my friend The Grumpy Giraffe may like this Reason article. The Grumpy Giraffe writes a lot on educational matters. This is worthy of the giraffe’s analysis. GIVING TEACHERS FREEDOM Teachers know their classrooms … Continue reading

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Academic Cesspool

An Article from Townhall.com   ACADEMIC CESSPOOL by Walter Williams http://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2013/04/24/academic-cesspools-n1575006/page/full/ Over the past 10 years, I have written columns variously titled “Academic Cesspools,” “Academic Dishonesty,” “The Shame of Higher Education,” “Academic Rot” and “Indoctrination of Our Youth.” Therefore, I … Continue reading

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Tests and Tiger Moms

An Article from Capitalism Magazine (CapMag.com)   TESTS AND TIGER MOMS http://capitalismmagazine.com/2013/04/tests-and-tiger-moms/ by Thomas Sowell New York City’s Stuyvesant High School is one of those all too rare public schools for intellectually outstanding students. Such students are often bored to … Continue reading

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The public, like many politicians, tends to assume that they are experts in the field of education solely because they have been experiencing the effects of schooling for 13 years. It’s understandable, but surely nobody believes…

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