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2010-07-07 :: madlibertarianguy // Education
A Gold Star

Good job teachers unions. Way to place your emphasis on siphoning political capital in the form of both power and money instead on doing whatever you can to ensure a good environment for both students and teachers. Steven Moore via The Wall Street Journal: Because of declining tax collections and falling enrollment, Milwaukee’s school board […]

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Wow.  John Tierney of The New York Times on proposed legislation to close the gender gap in the sciences: The gap in science seems due mainly to another difference between the sexes: men are more interested in working with things, while women are more interested in working with people. There’s ample evidence — most recently […]

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2010-06-14 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Education
Bueller?

Further evidence that we can continue to thank our teachers unions for a shitty public school system.

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2010-06-13 :: madlibertarianguy // Education
I have an Idea

Rather than revising our methods which would promote better teaching in our school curriculums around the country, let’s just cheat our way through, then blame the system.

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2010-06-02 :: madlibertarianguy // Education
About Time

Jennifer Medina via The New York Times: After warning of widespread teacher layoffs for months, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced Wednesday morning that the city would eliminate planned raises for all of its public-school teachers and principals for the next two years, which he said would “save the jobs of some 4,400 teachers.” Though it’s […]

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2010-06-01 :: madlibertarianguy // Education
You Go Girl

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl Power!

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2010-06-01 :: madlibertarianguy // Education
Take a Guess

Were I a betting man, I’d wager that teachers unions are responsible.

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2010-05-29 :: madlibertarianguy // Education
A Victory for Choice

Today New York legislators approved a bill that will more than double the number of charter schools, schools that are run privately using public funds, to the chagrin of the teachers unions. Barbara Martinez of The Wall Street Journal: New York would more than double the number of charter schools allowed to operate in the […]

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2010-05-26 :: madlibertarianguy // Education + Stimulus
Good Point

House Minority Leader John A. Boehner via The Washington Post: Giving states another $23 billion in federal education money simply throws more money into taxpayer-funded bailouts when we should be discussing why we aren’t seeing the results we need from the billions in federal dollars that are already being spent. These same teachers and school […]

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2010-05-19 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Education
Why Public Education is Doomed

Goddammit.

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2010-05-16 :: madlibertarianguy // Education
After Years of Bitter Opposition

Jennifer Medina via The New York Times: The State Education Department and New York’s teachers’ unions have reached a deal to overhaul teacher evaluations and tie them to student test scores, brokering a compromise on an issue the unions had bitterly opposed for years. (Emphasis mine) It’s nice to know that the teachers of New […]

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We have a long way to go, but this new bill certainly seems like the sensible thing to do. Hopefully the other 49 states will start reigning in their teachers unions as well.  Our kids deserve better than what they’ve been getting.

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2010-05-12 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Education + Government + Legislation
When the Shoe Fits

It seems that Arizona has gone off the deep end and in to the Conservatard pool of utter stupidity.  Last week they signed in to law a very controversial immigration enforcement bill which effectively makes racial profiling legal, along with various other KGBesque tactics for “dealing” with those eeeeeeevil brown people.  Now they’ve made studying […]

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