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Say Goodbye to “Minimally Adequate” Education

December 16, 2008
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"Minimally adequate" is the kind of effort you apply to picking fuzz balls off a 20 year old Christmas sweater, not to educating the future of your state and your country. GoodbyeMinimallyAdequate.com is organizing a petition raise the bar.

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America Witched By Voodoo Economics

October 4, 2008
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The collapse of U.S. financial markets is as complete a repudiation of so-called "free market" capitalism as the collapse of the Berlin Wall was a repudiation of Soviet-style socialism. It is plain for the world to see that financial markets self-regulate about as effectively as a room full of unsupervised 2 year olds. And when…

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Happy 5th of July!

July 5, 2007
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OK, so I was too busy with the family to post on the 4th. Sue me. In honor of the 5th, here are my Top 5 Things To Make America Better: Close down Guantanamo and secret prisons overseas. A great democracy should be a model for the just treatment of prisoners. If we’ve got to…

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Hot SC School Choice Debate on Brad’s Blog

February 14, 2007
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There’s a hot school voucher debate going on at Brad Warthen’s Blog  Here’s the discussion link: Voucher Debate on Brad Warthen’s Blog. Any Idiot can burn up a lot of posting time responding to comments on aprevious voucher-related post. Technorati tags: public school private school voucher school choice Brad Warthen public education

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Other Factors Equal, Public Schools Make the Grade

February 11, 2007
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In light of the resurgence of school voucher schemes in the South Carolina legislature, I felt it important to blow the dust off a government report questioning the superiority of private school results when outside factors, such as family income level, parents’ education level, presence of both parent in the home, and school size are…

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