Education

How to Get a Real Education

By John Biver

Dispatches recommended…by Scott Adams:

I understand why the top students in America study physics, chemistry, calculus and classic literature. The kids in this brainy group are the future professors, scientists, thinkers and engineers who will propel civilization forward. But why do we make B students sit through these same classes? That’s like trying to train your cat to do your taxes—a waste of time and money. Wouldn’t it make more sense to teach B students something useful, like entrepreneurship?

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Bill Brady, meet Bill Zettler

By John Biver

Nationally the issue of state-level taxpayer-funded pension systems fills the headlines daily. If you’re not seeing them – you can get a daily digest of them at websites like Pension Watch. Illinois has been…

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Why Is Education So Hard to Reform?

By John Biver

The above title is taken from an article by school reformer Chester Finn that’s almost a decade old. More on his fine article later. Another article that’s only a month old – written by…

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Founders’ Fridays – Thoughts on Education

By John Biver

Continuing with our series of letting the Founding Fathers speak for themselves, below are a handful of quotes from men who proved that they were no dummies. I also encourage everyone to turn into Glenn Beck’s TV show every Friday for his ongoing series about the Founding Fathers.

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Founders’ Fridays: Thoughts on Education

By John Biver

Continuing with our series of letting the Founding Fathers speak for themselves, below are a handful of quotes from men who proved that they were no dummies. “Knowledge is, in every country, the surest…

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Public Education and the Global Failure of Socialism

By John Biver

The above is the title of a speech given by Warren T. Brookes in 1990. That’s right, 1990. Brookes was a Detroit News Syndicated Columnist who died in 1991. If we were to revive him and he saw the world in 2010 – I’m sure he’d have a heart attack.

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