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A Triggered Trump Hater’s (Literal) Primal Scream

 

If one didn’t know better, this screaming young art major seems like a Deliverance movie reject. As people around her fumble awkwardly and others step in and try to help her, she continues her primal lament in the face of someone who disagrees with her – a Trump supporter. WATCH: A College student launches the […]

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Wonder How Long?

 

According to a Rasmussen telephone survey this week, only 29 percent of respondents believe that most recent college graduates have the skill to successfully enter the work place. We’re entitled to wonder that it’s this high, considering the endless news of the sheer dopiness taking place on campus. Can it possibly be long before a […]

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America’s Education System and the Lesson of Competition

 

Capitalism’s two centuries have proved competition is its essential element. No place in America’s 21st century demonstrates this like its educational system. On the positive side stands America’s world-leading college system; on the other stands America’s world-lagging public school system. The big difference between them is competition. Capitalism requires several things to operate well. Private […]

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‘Gifted’: Chris Evans Shines as a Man Fighting the System for His Daughter

 

Be wary of small-minded people with a modest amount of power. I’m paraphrasing, but that line from Gifted stayed with me. Maybe I had a visceral response to this casual warning about a school principal because it seemed relevant to current politics, or any politics. Maybe it was just because it was another well-written thought […]

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How to Combat Anti-Israeli Attitudes on Campus

 

What’s the antidote to the global anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) threat on college campuses? For Joel Greenberg, a founder of one of the world’s largest privately held investment firms, it’s making sure students understand that Israeli soldiers aren’t like the enemy combatants in Star Wars. “You can talk all you want, give them […]

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The Goal of Common Core Completely Misses the Point

 

A recent op-ed at FoxNews.com illustrates the philosophical problem with Common Core and other progressive education schemes: the schemes are misguided because the goal is wrong. Vince Bertram, president and CEO of an organization called Project Lead the Way, argues that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos must focus less on controversial issues such as school […]

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Education Savings Accounts: The Great Peacemaker?

 

Several states — including Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia — are in the process of introducing or expanding education savings account (ESA) legislation. Even though ESAs have been proven to help the disadvantaged groups the left are always claiming to represent, liberals remain determined to undermine these school choice programs […]

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Trump’s Pursuit of 50-State Scholarship Tax Credit Deserves Applause

 

As Denisha Merriweather sat with First Lady Melania Trump during the President’s joint session to Congress on Tuesday night, she became a symbol of real progress for millions of American youth who still lack choice in education.  President Trump’s decision to highlight the success of programs that offer tax credits to spur charitable donations to […]

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The Silver Lining

 

“Then the whining school boy with his satchel And shining-morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school” William Shakespeare As You Like It Act 2, scene 7   Look on the bright side. As a direct result of so many teachers whose candidate didn’t win the presidency choosing to sit home and sulk today rather […]

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About the Transgendered Wrestler Competing Against Girls

 

A Texas girl enhanced with the hormones that build muscle mass, strength, and quickness won her state’s wrestling title, and people cheered. Some booed. Some girls forfeited, rather than wrestle in an unfair match, because testosterone and other steroids give an unfair advantage to athletes — which is why they’re banned in all sports. They’re […]

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