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2014-03-06 :: madlibertarianguy // Authoritarianism + Dumbassery + Education + Firearms
Beyond Parody

Zero tolerance policies and the nomenclature used to enforce them belong in The Onion: Ten-year-old Nathan Entingh doesn’t understand why he got suspended from school for three days. According to his father, Paul Entingh, one moment the boy was “goofing off” with his friends in fifth-grade science class, and the next the teacher was taking […]

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“Dear beautiful America, please, stop moving Forward.” I now live in Northern California, in the heart of the Bay Area, thousands of miles away from my homeland. And yet the poison of Soviet propaganda seeps through college dorms just as it did in Soviet classrooms. Stop a random youth on the street and you’ll find […]

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2014-01-06 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Education
Student Loans: A Bad Deal

More evidence of the obvious: that pumping in billions of free and cheap money in to higher education is directly responsible for both the massive collective student debt of over $1T, as well as for the constant rise in tuition rates that are far above inflation. As combined student loan debts balloon to over $1 […]

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2013-03-04 :: madlibertarianguy // Authoritarianism + Education + Firearms
Reason 1,254,996

Schools suspending students for “being involved with an incident” including a firearm. When said student was “guilty” of wrestling away a gun from a student who had it pointed at the head of another. The Blaze: A Florida high school student wrestled a loaded gun away from another teen on the bus ride home this […]

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2013-03-03 :: madlibertarianguy // Authoritarianism + Education
Reason 1,254,995

Schools criminalizing behaving like a child. It used to be that getting in a schoolyard fight meant a trip to the principal’s office—detention, maybe. But in Florida, more than any other state, that schoolyard fight can lead to the student’s arrest and even felony charges. Last year 12,000 students were arrested 13,870 times in Florida […]

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2011-04-18 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Education + election
Crocodile Tears

Since SCOTUS ruled last year in Citizens United v Federal Elections Commission, the terminally libertarded have been crying about the corporate takeover of America blah blah blah. Of course it didn’t take long to get proof that all of that crying was no more than crocodile tears. Reason Magazine: Which helps explain why teachers unions […]

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2011-04-16 :: madlibertarianguy // Education
Federal Government and Education

This is the reason why the federal government should stay the fuck out of education. How the fuck do you increase the budget by nearly 400% over a 40 year period, yet see absolutely no improvement at all, and continue to claim that if only you had more money you might finally fulfill all of […]

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The Globe and Mail: No, this is not an April Fool’s Day joke. A six-year-old boy in Virginia has been suspended from school for … crying. Earlier this month, Gary and Heather Clark were notified by officials at Tallwood Elementary School in Virginia Beach that their son Bronson had been suspended from school for allegedly […]

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Universities: the vanguard of free speech and expression. Reason: After everyone from the Chicago Tribune to the Daily Mail in Britain picked up this story, the dancers were made to apologize for “any offence we may have caused.” Then the university itself issued an apologetic statement in which it said the costumes were indeed “inappropriate” […]

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2011-04-03 :: madlibertarianguy // Education
Academics and Political Activism

This WaPo article concerning academics and their role in political activism just about sums up my opinion on academia and politics. Only a disingenuous fucktard would claim that, by and large, academia isn’t overwhelmingly liberal as an institution. It’s the primary reason why I left academia. I loved what I did;1 I had a pretty […]

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Via The Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel concerning some pretty fucking disturbing public employee union tactics: Members of the Wisconsin State Employees Union, AFSCME Council 24, have begun circulating letters to businesses in southeast Wisconsin, warning that they will face a boycott if they don’t support collective bargaining for public employee unions. The letters ask businesses […]

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2010-11-15 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Education + Europe + Government
A Question

How important is education to those receiving it if they are unwilling to pay for it themselves? Accusing him of “going along with Tory plans to shove the cost of higher education onto students and their families,” Ms. Harman told Mr. Clegg that he was like a college freshman who meets “a dodgy bloke” during […]

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2010-09-23 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Education + Government + POTUS + Regulation
For Goodness Sakes

Can we quit with the whole fucking “Bush deregulated and cut spending on education” bullshit?  Reason’s Hit and Run: Between 2001 and 2009 George W. Bush did not “cut back on investments in education,” he increased them by 58 percent in inflation-adjusted dollars. Regulations? “The Bush team has spent more taxpayer money on issuing and […]

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2010-09-14 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Education + Stimulus
Why “Race to the Top” is a Sham

Though the Obama administration has shown that they are somewhat serious about encouraging some favorable changes in the educational system, the idea of Race to the Top should be seen as artificial cover for maintaining the same ol’ system which is in dire disrepair and in need of drastic overhauling. The program is asking that […]

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2010-09-01 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Education
Give Me a Break

From The Denver Post: As kids head back to school, conservative Christian media ministry Focus on the Family perceives a bully on the playground: national gay-advocacy groups. School officials allow these outside groups to introduce policies, curriculum and library books under the guise of diversity, safety or bullying-prevention initiatives, said Focus on the Family education […]

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2010-07-29 :: madlibertarianguy // Education
A Good Start

The Liberaltarian Reader

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Perhaps Turner should move to Cuba so that he might be able to fawn over the Castros all he likes while he enjoys the communist paradise that is Cuba. But why did it take three fucking years to ban this guy from a job he had already quit?

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2010-07-21 :: madlibertarianguy // Education
A Good Question

Andrew J. Coulson via CATO: After generations of centralization of authority–district consolidations, the rise of state education bureaucracies, and increasing federal intrusions in the classroom–standards are lower now than they were a century ago. Why, then, should any sane person expect that further centralization–the kind advocated by national standards advocates–would improve rather than worsen matters?

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2010-07-19 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Education + Government
That Sounds About Right

Vermont has successfully shat upon what few good assets in education it has in order to pander for a few federal dollars.  Great job!  Michael Winerip of The New York Times: Ms. Irvine wasn’t removed by anyone who had seen her work (often 80-hour weeks) at a school where 37 of 39 fifth graders were […]

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2010-07-09 :: madlibertarianguy // Education
Fun More Important than Learning

As a former academic, I can vouch for the fact that university administrators endlessly bitch about the lack of funds they receive, and routinely cry for help. Well next time they scream, they need to look in the fucking mirror and stop blaming taxpayers for their lack of caring about higher education. Perhaps if you […]

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