Showing posts with label public school. Show all posts
Showing posts with label public school. Show all posts

Thomas Sowell: Ignoring The Obvious

To know and not to do is not to know. A recent, widely publicized incident in which a policeman was called to a school classroom to deal with a disruptive student has provoked all sorts of comments on whether the policeman used "excessive force." What has received far less attention, though it is a far larger question, with more sweeping      ... MORE

Ahmed Mohamed's Ordeal IS The Case For School Choice

by Nick Gillespie.  The story of Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas 9th-grader who was handcuffed and arrested after bringing a homemade clock to MacArthur High to show a teacher, is enraging. As Reason's Robby Soave has noted, xenophobia and zero-tolerance policies created a stew more toxic than anything ever served in a school cafeteria. In my new   ... MORE

Public School Students Are The New Police State Inmates

by John W. Whitehead.   In the American police state, you’re either a prisoner (shackled, controlled, monitored, ordered about, limited in what you can do and say, your life not your own) or a prison bureaucrat (police officer, judge, jailer, spy, profiteer, etc.). When you’re a child in the American police state, life is that much worse. Microcosms of  ... MORE

Indiana School Fingerprints Students For Lunch Program

by Kyle Olson.   A new method of tracking the sheep. The grumbling in New Albany cafeterias isn’t coming from students’ stomachs. It’s from parents. The southern Indiana school district is one of the latest to deploy technology which “biometric identification to match a finger scan with a personal identification number,” WAVE reports. According to a    ... MORE

Ann Marie Banfield: Federalism & Common Core Standards

Will children save the Tenth Amendment?     Will federalism get its due in the next generation? Given what's been happening in New Hampshire, one might think so. The Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution expresses the principle of federalism: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor      ... MORE

Wendy McElroy: The New Gun Suspect: Every School Child

If only there was zero tolerance for nitwittery.     Five-year-old Elizabeth of Mobile, Alabama learned two new words last month in kindergarten: suicide and homicide. After drawing what resembled a gun, she pointed her crayon at another child and went "pew, pew." Horrified by the outburst of violence, the school required Elizabeth to fill    ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Racial Quota Punishment

Enabling bad behavior solves nothing.    If anyone still has any doubt about the utter cynicism of the Obama administration, a recent agreement between the federal government and the Minneapolis Public Schools should open their eyes. Under the Obama administration, both the Department of Education and the Department of Justice    ...  MORE

Poor Public Schools are Costing Us in Many Ways

by Charles Payne. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its report, Expenditures on Children by Families, and the cost of raising a child is now up to $245,000- not including the cost of college. The most expensive part of raising children is keeping a roof over their heads and food in their bellies; combined, the two equate to 46 % of total  ... MORE