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washingtonpost.com

by Valerie Strauss

September 6, 2012

A little while ago I published a post by cognitive scientist Roger C. Schank who wrote that contrary to popular opinion, algebra is not necessary and STEM education is overrated.

In this follow-up piece, Schank goes subject by subject explaining why he thinks they are useless and why so many kids hate learning them. Schank, also an artificial intelligence theorist and education reformer, has taught at Stanford and Yale universities and is the John Evans Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Psychology, and Education at Northwestern University. Schank, the former head of the Institute for the Learning Sciences, is the author of "Teaching Minds: How Cognitive Science Can Save Our Schools." A version of this appeared on his Education Outrage blog.

forbes.com

by Peter Schwartz

November 11, 2013

When the Tea Party calls for real cuts in our welfare state, it is typically denigrated by the left as "extremist." It would be a mistake though, to regard this response as mere name-calling. It is far more significant-and dangerous.

This smear is an instance of a widespread technique regularly employed to undermine capitalism. From the campaign for "stakeholder rights" to the campaign against "insider trading," the same insidious tactic is being used: the tactic of the conceptual "package-deal." Let's say you oppose the idea that a corporation's fundamental objective should be to make money for its stockholders. You could present various collectivist arguments, contending that the means of production should be controlled by "society as a whole," rather than by selfish, profit-seeking individuals. Or you could take the more devious approach of trying to erase the very concept of a stockholder. How? By introducing the pseudo-concept of "stakeholder."

vaccineimpact.com

by Brian Shilhavy

February 5, 2015

The current measles outbreak and measles vaccines are a hot topic of debate raging in both the mainstream and alternative media. However, it would appear that the mainstream media's reporting on this issue is leaving out some very important facts.

Given the severity of the issue and the current rhetoric, which includes some in the mainstream media calling for criminal prosecution and incarceration of parents who refuse the measles vaccine, it is very important that all the facts involving the measles vaccine are revealed to the public. Unfortunately, one topic in the discussion about measles vaccines that the mainstream media is completely ignoring is the fact that whistleblowers have come forward to reveal massive fraud connected with the current measles vaccine.

vaccineimpact.com

by Brian Shilhavy

February 5, 2015

The current measles outbreak and measles vaccines are a hot topic of debate raging in both the mainstream and alternative media. However, it would appear that the mainstream media's reporting on this issue is leaving out some very important facts.

Given the severity of the issue and the current rhetoric, which includes some in the mainstream media calling for criminal prosecution and incarceration of parents who refuse the measles vaccine, it is very important that all the facts involving the measles vaccine are revealed to the public. Unfortunately, one topic in the discussion about measles vaccines that the mainstream media is completely ignoring is the fact that whistleblowers have come forward to reveal massive fraud connected with the current measles vaccine.

theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com

June 23, 2012

Parenting expert Laurie A. Couture compiled a list of concerns for teachers to consider in the context of their own education.

While she was criticized for using generalities, her post was directed toward those teachers who believe parents need to head Clark's advice. There were teachers who were upset that I would publish a piece like this on my blog. Unfortunately, some followers even unsubscribed. Despite this, I shared Laurie's concerns for two reasons.

LewRockwell.com

by Manfred B. Zysk

July 16, 2011

Parent-Directed Education

by Kieran Egan

January 1, 2003

Knowledge exists only in living human tissue, and the literacy codes we use for storage are cues that need to go through a complex transformation before they can be brought to life again in another mind.

This article proposes to explain why education is so difficult and contentious by arguing that educational thinking draws on only three fundamental ideas-that of socializing the young, shaping the mind by a disciplined academic curriculum, and facilitating the development of students' potential.

News With Views

by Joel Turtel

June 3, 2006

Why do we need compulsory-attendance laws? Why compel parents to send their children to public schools? Wouldn't parents naturally educate their children without compulsion?

Human nature and history prove this to be the case. All over the world, parents push to educate their children, with or without public schools. In Japan, school is compulsory only up to the equivalent of junior high school (ninth-grade level). High schools in Japan, like colleges in America, are privately owned and charge tuition. Middle-school students compete fiercely for a place in high schools even though their parents must pay to get them in.

PJ Media

by Jean Kaufman

March 1, 2013

The intellectual transformation from left to right.

These days it may seem as though the entire nation is moving ever leftward. But on the personal level it's actually much more usual for political change to go in the opposite direction: from left to right. It's not that uncommon an event, either - in fact, there's a whole literature of political memoir written by left-to-right changers (such as David Horowitz and Norman Podhoretz, to name just two).

The American Spectator

by W. James Antle, Iii

November 22, 2011

Yesterday I posted a few items on Twitter endorsing Ramesh Ponnuru's argument that conservative concerns about people not paying income taxes are overblown.

Some of the responses I received are themselves worth responding to. Many conservatives are fixated on the the 47 percent of Americans (probably closer to 46 percent this year) who don't pay income tax. To the extent that this is a rhetorical point against liberal arguments that the rich are undertaxed, it is worthwhile. I can also understand concerns about people voting for big government without paying for it, though one can be a net beneficiary of federal spending even if they pay some amount of income taxes.

      

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