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An archive of research links and resources highlighting preschool, kindergarten and child research studies, conducted by educational and independent sources and how they relate to childhood development, family cohesiveness and educational values.

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by Marcus Warren

January 27, 2004

A white teenager who moved from South Africa to America six years ago was suspended from school after nominating himself for a "Distinguished African-American Student of the Year" prize.

Trevor Richards, 16, was accused of "showing disrespect" to black pupils at Westside High School in Omaha, Nebraska. It is thought he is the only pupil to have lived in Africa. He and two friends put up campaign posters showing him making a thumbs-up sign and all three were suspended. "The posters were intended to be satire on the term 'African-American'," said one of his campaign managers, Scott Rambo. The phrase is the current politically correct label for black Americans.

The Abell Foundation

March 14, 2001

Maryland's requirement that individuals must complete a prescribed body of coursework before teaching in a public school is deeply misguided.

This process, known as teacher certification, is neither an efficient nor an effective means by which to ensure a competent teaching force. Worse, it is often counterproductive.

The American Spectator

by Larry Thornberry

April 23, 2012

Ideology with charts and graphs and a very low tolerance threshold for disagreement. Academic "studies" purporting to show conservatives to be knot-heads and know-nothings are hardy perennials on campus. And the media love to whoop them up.

That's why the headline in my local Tampa paper, "Faith in science wanes on right," caught my eye. And not just because science is based on evidence, not faith. The story, taken from the Los Angeles Times, starts thus: "As the Republican presidential race has shown, the conservatives who dominate the primaries are deeply skeptical of science -- making Newt Gingrich, for one, regret he settled onto a couch with Nancy Pelosi to chat about global warming." Wow! What a lot of nonsense and misdirection for just 39 words.

The American Spectator

by Robert M. Goldberg

March 21, 2012

This time, on the NRDC's behalf, he wants to ban chemicals in food wrapping that time and again have been proved safe.

In March 2009 President Obama proclaimed: "We base our public policies on the soundest science; that we appoint scientific advisers based on their credentials and experience, not their politics or ideology... we are open and honest with the American people about the science behind our decisions." Since then, the Obama administration has used scientific policy decisions as patronage.It has denied young women access to Plan B, blocked the KeystoneXL pipeline, and limited greenhouse gases (they cause autism, according to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson) at the expense of science, not because of it.

The American Spectator

by Joseph Lawler

April 15, 2010

Last week AEI education scholar Frederick Hess mentioned a study that found that Milwaukee's school voucher system -- the first of its kind in a major U.S. city -- has shown disappointing results.

Students in the voucher program are performing no better than public school students on tests, according to this study. Hess took those findings to suggest that at the least the voucher system in Milwaukee has not been the panacea that school-choice proponents have promised. Matt Yglesias took it one step further and called the program a "failure."

The Atlantic Monthly (MA)

by Christina Hoff Sommers

November 19, 2000

How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men

A look at the sex breakdown of the CDC's suicide statistics reveals that for males aged ten to fourteen, the suicide rate increased 71 percent between 1979 and 1988; for girls the increase was 27 percent.

The Dartmouth

by Stephen Kirkpatrick

March 8, 2010

Enrolling students in kindergarten and other early education programs may have little effect on their future success, according to a new study by economics professor Elizabeth Cascio.

The study analyzed the relative success of students born between 1954 and 1978 in 24 states that began funding universal kindergarten programs after 1960. The sample included students who attended elementary school before and after the implementation of kindergarten programs, according to the study.

The Heartland Institute

by Andrew T. LeFevre

December 31, 2005

A report released by the Tennessee Center for Policy Research suggests the state's charter school law, which expressly prohibits the authorization of cyber charters, may be preventing thousands of rural students from improving their education.

According to the report, more than a quarter of Tennessee's population is considered rural by the U.S. Census Bureau. Only 11 percent of the adults living in rural Tennessee areas have graduated from college, compared to 23 percent of those living in urban areas.

The Heritage Foundation

by Robert E. Rector and Patrick F. Fagan

June 5, 1996

The Stand for Children rally, held in Washington on June 1, called attention to the plight of the nation's children.

The simple fact is that children are suffering because the U.S. welfare system has failed. Designed as a system to help children, it has ended up damaging and abusing the very children it was intended to save.

The Huffington Post

by David Kirby

February 25, 2008

After years of insisting there is no evidence to link vaccines with the onset of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the US government has quietly conceded a vaccine-autism case in the Court of Federal Claims.

The claim, one of 4,900 autism cases currently pending in Federal "Vaccine Court," was conceded by US Assistant Attorney General Peter Keisler and other Justice Department officials, on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services, the "defendant" in all Vaccine Court cases.

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