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What if We Treated Public Schools as Monopolies?

If monopolies are bad, then public schooling is possibly the worst kind of monopoly. Source: Foundation for Economic Education June 3, 2018 by Kevin Currie-Knight Many of my friends who defend public education are also the political type who are very worried about monopolies. They often point to the damage that …

Indoctrination

In the Wake of Mass Shootings, Parents Reconsider Mass Schooling

Parents who remove their children from the confines of the conventional classroom are not running away from reality. They are running towards it. Source: Foundation for Economic Education May 21, 2018 by Kerry McDonald In the wake of recent tragic school shootings, anxious parents are contemplating homeschooling to protect their children. …

Police State

Say No to “Hardening” the Schools with Zero Tolerance Policies and Gun-Toting Cops

Source: The Rutherford Institute March 13, 2018 By John W. Whitehead “Every day in communities across the United States, children and adolescents spend the majority of their waking hours in schools that have increasingly come to resemble places of detention more than places of learning. From metal detectors to drug …

Education

7 Reasons to Shut Down Public Schools Immediately and Permanently

Source: The Daily Bell February 22, 2018 By Joe Jarvis Students plan to walk out of schools to protest gun violence. They say they won’t return until lawmakers do something to address school shootings. The students should walk out and never return. Being sitting ducks for gun violence is one …

Indoctrination

Proof that ADHD is a Fake Disease

Source: The Daily Bell February 1, 2018 By Joe Jarvis Some children are better at paying attention than others. Some can cope with, or even enjoy, a school classroom setting. Some kids have more energy than others. Some are good at following directions, and some are easily distracted. But just …

Indoctrination

Factory-Like Schools Are the Child Labor Crisis of Today

Compulsory schooling was meant to save children from the dangerous conditions of the factory, but these days, “traditional” schooling is easily just as dangerous to children’s well-being. Source: Foundation for Economic Education November 14, 2017 by  Kerry McDonald Most American children and teenagers wake early, maybe gulp down a quick …

Police State

Children of the American Police State: Just Another Brick in the Wall

The Rutherford Institute John W. Whitehead We don’t need no education We don’t need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers leave them kids alone… All in all it’s just another brick in the wall All in all you’re just another brick in the wall. —Pink Floyd, …

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Public Education

Eliminate Public Schools Ending educational compulsion will bring freedom and freedom will bring responsibility and accountability. Schools in the post–public school era will be burdened to please their customers, parents and students, if they wish to succeed… Eliminate Public Schools, Part II There is nothing inherently American about a top-down, …