Category: Education

Attack of the Killer Racist Peanuts

 Goad’s latest from TakiMag… _____________ There is no longer a need for satire these days because the world ridicules itself. Modern American culture is a self-parody set on autopilot. The latest round of nuttiness involves public education and peanut butter. The humble peanut, you see, has become politicized. […]

The Fall of the Culture of Mind

From _________ Among those who think they comprise “the free world,” many speak well of keeping an open mind. In these lands many have spoken up over the centuries for a free exchange of ideas, and free speech. Modern, “Western” societies are defined in part by the […]

Statistical Fallacio

Goad grapples with lies, damn lies, and statistics at  TakiMag. ___________________ The email challenge came like a squirrel defiantly placing an acorn on its shoulder and daring me to knock it off: “respond to this damn article.” The damn article was from Forbes, and I’ll be damned if […]

From CNN The U.S. Justice Department seeks “meaningful negotiations” in 60 days to end what it calls constitutional violations at the Lauderdale County Juvenile Detention Facility in Meridian, Mississippi, or else a federal lawsuit will be filed. The Justice Department says officials have operated “a school-to-prison pipeline” that […]

Inconsistency Quotient

by Daniel Acheampong

Two weeks back, the state of Texas sent convicted murderer Marvin Wilson on a KCI-addled one-way trip to oblivion. News of this came to my attention via the Huffington Post, which made a big how-to about the potassium-punctured perp’s IQ. Leading with the headline “Texas Puts Man with 61 IQ to Death”, HuffPo made mention of a variety of testimonies regarding Wilson’s intelligence…

The Supreme Court late in the afternoon rejected without comment…

Institutions of Higher Emoting

By Paul Gottfried Recently I commented on a blunder by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, who suddenly wimped out after having proposed cutting 20 to 30 percent out of the state’s allocation for “higher education.” Corbett had a chance to do good by making our state universities cough up more of […]

The First Liberty Library

by Murray Rothbard

The lone individual is seldom given credit as a shaper and mover of great historical events; and this is particularly true when that in­dividual is no famous statesman or military hero, nor leader of a mass movement, but simply a little-known person pursuing his own idea in his own way. Yet such a person, scarcely known in his day and totally forgotten by historians until the last few years, played an important role in one of the most significant events in mod­ern history: the American Revo­lution. know the great in­fluence of this man and his simple idea in forming an event that has shaped all of our lives.

Outrage over Sweden Persecuting Homeshoolers

The world’s leading totalitarian humanist nation gives us a look into the future. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– As homeschooling families continue to flee Sweden in the face of escalating persecution, the global outcry over the controversial Swedish policies is growing louder. More than a few critics and reporters have even blasted the government’s actions […]

A Culture in Regression: We Don’t Need No Steenking Books

Article by Fred Reed. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— The night closes in. Read the surveys of what children know, what students in universities know. Approximately nothing. We have become wanton morons. As the intellectual shadows fall again, as literacy declines and minds grow dim in the new twilight, who will copy […]

Unschoolers learn what they want, when they want

Burn the Schools! Pink Floyd and Alice Cooper had it right on the question of “education.” ———————————————————————————————————————————————- By Jacque Wilson, CNN August 3, 2011 8:46 a.m. EDT Students chat outside at Sudbury Valley School in Framingham, Massachusetts. Six-year-old Karina Ricci doesn’t ever have a typical day. She has […]

Why the Radical Left Should Consider Secession

Kirkpatrick Sale of the Middlebury Institute recently observed that there is presently “more attention being paid to secession than any time since 1865” and predicts that “one of the American states will vote for its independence in the next 10 years.” Neo-secessionist sentiments are frequently stereotyped as a characteristic […]