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Education for We, the People or for private profit?

December 22, 2010
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Our Future Blog
by Dave Johnson  

"Progressives believe that a We, the People economy works best when we act as a community where 'we are all in this together,' and watch out and take care of each other. We mutually benefit from this approach: the better off we all are, the better off we all are. Conservatives, on the other hand, believe we should all be on our own, looking out for only ourselves and our families, and it is up to each of us, alone, to take 'personal responsibility' for our own success." (12/22/10)

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The Obama administration’s misguided war on for-profit colleges

December 22, 2010
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OpenMarket.org
by Hans Bader  

"In Forbes, economist Richard Vedder of Ohio University documents the blunders behind the Obama administration’s war on for-profit colleges that wiped out $8 billion in value for shareholders. Earlier, former Congressman Bob Barr wrote about the topic. Forbes also has articles on how America is saturated with unnecessary college graduates, and how government-subsidized higher education is increasingly becoming a bad bargain for state taxpayers." (12/22/10)

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Public education’s silver bullet

December 21, 2010
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Reason Reason
by Shikha Dalmia  

"School reformer Terry Moe argues that technology will finally accomplish what vouchers never could." (for publication 01/11)

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American education: Curbing excellence

December 20, 2010
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Real Clear Politics
by Steve Chapman  

"America's primary and secondary schools have many problems, but an excess of excellence is not one of them. Not only do our weak students fare poorly in international comparisons, so do our strong ones. Mediocrity is the national norm." (12/19/10)

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Religion doesn’t belong in public schools, debate over evolution does

December 18, 2010
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Christian Science Monitor
by Casey Luskin  

"In recent weeks, the media have been buzzing over a decision by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to adopt biology textbooks. A Fox News summary read 'Louisiana committee rejects calls to include debate over creationism in state-approved biology textbooks. ...' There was one problem with the story. Leading critics of evolution in Louisiana were not asking that public schools debate creationism, or even that they teach intelligent design. Rather, they wanted schools to simply teach the scientific debate over Darwinian evolution." (12/16/10)

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