Category Archives: Education

Impervious to Evidence

Excerpt on Head Start Program It would have been worth the $166 billion taxpayers have spent on the program since 1965 if a significant portion of Head Start alumni did improve their educational outcomes and escape poverty. But that did … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Now: Wisconsin vs Big Labor

Welcome to the reckoning. We have met the fiscal apocalypse, and it is smack dab in the middle of the heartland. As Wisconsin goes, so goes the nation. Let us pray it does not go the way of the decrepit … Continue reading

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Education Reform, the Cost-Free Way

As Andrew notes, President Obama’s budget includes a big increase in education spending: $77.4 billion total, a 22 percent jump from 2010 levels.  And while the Obama administration has been signaling that education reform will be a top priority in … Continue reading

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Defund Planned Parenthood

Excerpt: In 2007, while an undergrad at UCLA, Rose visited a local campus Planned Parenthood clinic posing as a 14-year-old minor seeking an abortion after being impregnated by a 23-year-old man. California’s mandatory-reporting laws require abortion providers to report statutory … Continue reading

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Cash for Education Clunkers

We’re going to have to out-educate other countries,” President Obama urged this week. How? By out-spending them, of course! It’s the same old quack cure for America’s fat and failing government-run schools monopoly. The one-trick ponies at the White House … Continue reading

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Innovative Approach to School Choice

Here’s a short article that offers a unique twist to school choice. It offers parents more control and education options a la carte while retaining the best that the public school system has to offer. http://www.nationalreview.com/agenda/256913/how-make-rick-scotts-excellent-idea-even-better-reihan-salam

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No Volunteers, Please, We’re Unionized

Prior to giving a speech on civic participation for a group of city and county employees just north of San Francisco, I chatted with a county volunteer coordinator about her job. “It sounds like fascinating work,” I offered. “You must … Continue reading

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