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The Cato Institute

by Darcy Olsen

May 4, 2000

Vice President Al Gore would saturate the department with $115 billion in new spending and add universal preschool to its collection of more than 175 programs.

All told, American taxpayers have pumped $550 billion through the department for no tangible benefit.

Eagle Forum

by Phyllis Schafly

April 19, 2000

Congress is about to pass legislation that will federalize every local school district and spell the end of local and state control of America's public school classrooms.

Mindful of Ronald Reagan's words, "You can't control the economy without controlling the people," Bill and Hillary Clinton have found the way to control the economy by controlling America's schoolchildren.

The Cincinnati Enquirer

by Andrea Tortora

April 8, 2000

Zero tolerance - the idea that one punishment fits all crimes and perpetrators.

The expanding web of zero tolerance policies spreading from schools to the juvenile justice system creates a culture in which children are demonized for being children while increasingly being punished as adults, national children's law experts said Friday.

Reason Online

by Michael W. Lynch

March 2, 2000

School choice has become an issue politicians can't avoid.

School choice has become an issue politicians can't avoid. In 1997, it passed a limited voucher program for residents of the nation's capital, where few students perform to grade level despite per-pupil spending of $9,123.

Cato Institue

by Tom G. Palmer

March 1, 2000

Should parents be able to choose the kind of education their children get-

A number of commentators say yes, but only if the choice is between (A) indoctrination in a vast island prison and (B) school in the United States. But apparently the commentators feel that parents' freedom of choice should not extend to deciding which schools are best for their children within the United States.

Education Reporter

February 19, 2000

ZapMe! Corp. brings commercials into the classroom via computer

Some web sites accessible on ZapMe!'s "Netspace" contain lists of soft-core pornographic movies and advertisements for violent video games. The software includes more than 100 computer games kids can play during school time and reportedly allows for the monitoring of students' browsing habits as they surf the net.

Education Reporter

February 19, 2000

When Idaho Board of Education Chairman Harold Davis officially proclaimed the death of School-to-Work (STW) last month, grassroots citizens breathed a sigh of relief.

Their "Certificates of Employability" had little to do with federal SCANS competencies and more to do with whether or not students could read, spell, punctuate, and perform accurate math computations.

Education Reporter

by Sam Blumenfeld

February 19, 2000

Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt's new book, The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, is one of the most important publishing events in the annals of American education in the last hundred years.

Iserbyt has done what no one else wanted or could do. She has put together the most formidable and practical compilation of documentation describing the well-planned "deliberate dumbing down" of American children by their education system.

Ecology of Mind

by Testimony of Bruce Wiseman

July 20, 1999

We stand at the dawn of the 21st century with technology hurtling us into a space-age future while an estimated 5 million American children have been legally placed on mind-bending drugs. These drugs are not only addictive but are ti

The use of these drugs - on a dramatic rise amongst school children, particularly over the last two decades - is a primary factor in the creation of acts of random senseless violence among our youth. Indeed, while all manner of reasons have been offered for the recent rash of school shootings, the simple but frightening fact is that the rise of senseless violence in our schools is date coincident with, and directly tied to, the increased use of these prescribed mind altering, mood-changing drugs.

Cato Policy Analysis, Cato Institute

by Darcy Ann Olsen

February 9, 1999

Across the country legislators are deciding whether to require public school districts to provide no-fee prekindergarten classes for all three- and four-year-olds.

Georgia and New York have implemented universal preschool programs for four-year-olds, and other states have taken steps in that direction. Those programs are voluntary so far, but there have been calls for mandatory participation.

      

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