Education

New Anti-Bullying Bill in Springfield

By John Biver

Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute outlines another abomination bill in Springfield – below is the opening of the article. My question is – will we hear from Illinois Republican members of the…

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A Legalized Money Laundering Scheme

By John Biver

Some great work is being done by the folks over at For the Good of Illinois PAC: Former Gov. Jim Edgar’s endorsement ad calls Roger Eddy (R-Hutsonville) a solid conservative. Say whaaat? He’s more…

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The Pot of Gold for Public School Teachers

By John Biver

The following is posted with the permission of the author.

By John Sullivan

It’s always nice to see a fresh-faced 22-year-old begin a teaching career with eagerness, but is this happiness actually due to the fact that they have just entered an economic utopia where there is no concern about inflation, retirement, job loss, long hours, vacation time, job stress, health care and raises in income for doing exactly the same thing? Let’s look at what a teacher starting at $40,000 per year has to look forward to.

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So Why Read Anymore?

By John Biver

The above titled column by Victor Hanson is long – but well worth the few minutes it takes to read. Here are just two separate paragraphs from it: There is an arrogance of an…

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A World without Schoolteachers

By John Biver

Here’s the opening of an excellent article by Richard Miniter: The Kindle and Nook may make for not only the most important advance in reading since Gutenberg, but also, quite likely, a major lesson…

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What’s Wrong with the Law Schools

By John Biver

The above title is from an article what provides an excellent summary of the problem and outline of the solution. As someone who found law school boring and humorously simplistic, it’s been my view…

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Obnoxious Protest at Successful Choice School

By John Biver

Dispatches recommended from the MacIverInstitute: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, and the students and staff at Messmer Preparatory Catholic School were all targets of an obnoxious protest on Friday, August…

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