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Schoolhouse Rock: Pirates and Emperors (Or, Size Does Matter)

EducationMedia and CulturePolitical Theory

Here's a fantastic video dramatizing the fact that pirates and emperors are really the same thing.

Here's a direct link to the video on YouTube.

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Germany: Still National Socialists

Big GovernmentEducationThe Police StateInterventionism

Blog04/12/2007

In Germany, 3 families face fines, frozen accounts for homeschooling their children

A German family has been subject to threats from the National Socialist government of Germany, because they're trying to homeschool their children....

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A Suit of Conservative Principles

EducationPhilosophy and MethodologyProduction Theory

Blog04/02/2007

Life without international trade: using local labor and materials only, a suit takes 500 man-hours to produce. And it's not exactly high-quality. But what a great teaching project by Kelly Cobb of Drexel University.

Here's the story from...

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Human Action in Niger

EducationThe EnvironmentMedia and Culture

Blog02/14/2007

As detailed here, no expensive and ill-used, Western aid, no high tech inputs, no government planning, no Malthusian doom — just a simple tale of human ingenuity, incentivised...

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A new national ranking

EducationTaxes and SpendingProduction Theory

Blog02/11/2007

Living near the home of a major state university, national collegiate rankings are a real source of pride. There are the typical sports rankings that make the headlines; those for football and basketball in particular. But lately, The Columbus Dispatch has...

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The business of universal preschool

Big GovernmentEducationTaxes and Spending

Blog01/07/2007

District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty, who took office on January 2, vows to run the nation's capital "like a business." At the same time, his top priority is a takeover of the city's school system, replacing the elected board of education and its superintendent with a...

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THE BIG BUSINESS OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL

EducationMedia and CultureMoney and Banks

Blog01/05/2007

Since economics and college athletics go together these days like post-dated stock options and 3-6 months in a minimum security prison, you ought to know about Mal Moore. Probably a fine man but tragically misplaced, economically speaking — as Athletic Director of the University of Alabama...

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A Root Cause of the Failure of Contemporary Education

EducationPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog10/10/2006

Ask yourself if the following paragraph would seem believable to you if you were to read it a in a newspaper:

Washington, D. C., Oct. 10. Following in the footsteps of "No Child Left Behind," the Department of Education is considering new requirements applicable to all...

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Will Work for School Supplies

Education

Blog10/10/2006

I wondered what was up when the neighbor kids came by doing a government school fund raiser but couldn't explain what the money was for. In this funny NYTimes op-ed Karen Karbo makes it all clear:

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The First Truly Literate Generation

EducationMedia and Culture

Blog06/06/2006

Remember those silly days in the 1990s, when Clinton, Gore, and their friends cobbled together our money to put computers in every classroom and community center? The hope was that the computer...

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