Two-track High School a Must for Education Reform

September 13th, 2010

By Dr. Jim Taylor There’s a whole lot of talk and even more money being bandied about these days in the name of public education reform (read public education for the poor). And some of the words that cause educators’ hearts to go “THUMP, THUMP” (some with excitement, others with trepidation) are accountability, testing, value-added, […]

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Seven Reasons I Really Dislike Public Education Reform

August 19th, 2010

By Dr. Jim Taylor Anyone who follows my posts on public education reform (here’s a good place for a primer) knows that I am not a fan of the Obama administration’s public education initiatives, including Race to the Top. The programs are, in my view, mislabeled, misdirected, and misguided. I would have used the word […]

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Obama’s Accomplishments

July 8th, 2010

By Brianna Aubin To my mind there are two different kinds of Leftists in the world.  One type wants the same things that conservatives and libertarians do (peace, freedom, the equality of all peoples under the law, etc.); they just don’t realize that liberal policies are seldom if ever the correct way to go about it.  […]

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The Immigration Conundrum

May 1st, 2010

By Tom Carter There’s a lot of political chattering and commentating in the media these days about illegal immigration (for example, here, here, and here).  The current high level of consternation was caused by a new law in Arizona, which basically is an attempt to step into the void created by the federal government’s long-term […]

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Implementation Timeline

April 7th, 2010

By Tom Carter The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has produced a handy implementation timeline for health care reform. The first few years are devoted mostly to new taxes and other ways to raise money.  Among those other ways are taxes and fees on businesses that will be passed on to consumers, which in reality is […]

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