Education

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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Two films many Illinois Republican state legislators should watch

By John Biver

The June copy of the Heartland Institute’s fantastic newspaper School Reform News finally was in my mail box the other day and a quick perusal of it reminded me of this terrible news from last month: “Illinois House Votes Down Voucher Bill; Bipartisan Effort Undercut by Republican Opposition.”

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Silence from the education “professionals” speaks volumes

By John Biver

One of my favorite writers, Laurie Higgins, heads up the Division of School Advocacy at the Illinois Family Institute. Some of her best writing isn’t even for publication – but is contained in letters and emails to those who work to undermine traditional values and imagine that left-wing inspired political utopia is possible. Laurie is hard-hitting and to the point.

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