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The War Against Boys
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.
Teacher, Leave Those Kids Alone
by Gene Healy
"No Putdowns," is being taught in public schools in 40 states.
In public schools today, those who display boyish precociousness are fed Ritalin, and pigtail-pulling is punished with sexual harassment reeducation.
by Lew Rockwell
May 8, 2000
It's getting harder for homeschoolers to fly under the radar screen of US political elites.
More and more students are being educated at home; at 1.25 million, they outnumber public school enrollments in each of 41 states.
More Parenting, Less Crime
The Claremont Institute
by Ben Boychuk and Matthew Robinson
May 5, 2000
Is government-run day care the next great weapon in the fight against crime-
Every part of "quality educational child care" is meant to sound nice, harmless, comforting. It is also meant to subtly demonize the critic, drive media coverage, mobilize legions of activists, and create a sense of crisis on Capitol Hill. In the forked tongue of Beltway speak, "quality education child care" means a taxpayer-funded array of government programs, bureaucracies, agencies and panels to fix social problems.
The Department of Education: An Anti-Celebration
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.
Education Reform The Devil's in the Details
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.
No tolerance for zero tolerance
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.
Fight Over School Choice, Vouchers Heats Up Along The Campaign Trail
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.
A New Twist on Parental Choice
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.
Schools Zapped by Advertising
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.
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