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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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2010-09-14 :: 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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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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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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2010-06-02 :: 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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2010-05-26 :: 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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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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