Category Archive: government “schools”

Jul 16

A majority of self-described conservatives now view America’s colleges as a DRAIN on society

An astounding new study by the Pew Research Center is out: A majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (58%) now say that colleges and universities have a negative effect on the country, up from 45% last year. By contrast, most Democrats and Democratic leaners (72%) say colleges and universities have a positive effect, which is …

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Jun 28

America’s colleges increasingly produce mental health patients

America’s government-funded and supported colleges produce a steady stream of government-worshipping content and culture. The expression of alternative and free-market views is generally shunned, and the colleges practice wide-scale discrimination in favor of the trusters of expansive government. But it seems America’s colleges are increasingly producing mental health patients. The Center for Collegiate Mental Health …

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Jun 08

Police search and pat down EVERY STUDENT at one “public school” in drug search

America’s government youth concentration camps (er, . . . ‘public schools’) have become prisons for both the body and mind. Metal detectors are found at many entrances and students are subjected to a steady stream of pro-government indoctrination. Now there is news that police in one Georgia public “school” patted down and searched EVERY SINGLE …

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May 28

Government school monopoly slowly losing out to charter schools and home schoolers

Steven Greenhut of Reason Magazine is out with an interesting article about the gradual increase of homeschooling and other market responses to government school monopolies. See here. Greenhut writes that “Supporters of charter schools, homeschooling and other forms of school choice are so used to fighting in the trenches against the state’s muscular teachers unions …

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Apr 09

The market always wins: Americans intuitively exercise ‘school choice’ without realizing it

The market always wins. Every economic regulation creates a black market, and prices and distribution balance out in unpredictable ways. The brilliant economist John Goodman explains in a new column that Americans actually have ‘school choice’ but don’t realize it. For example, many parents deliberately locate or relocate into school districts with better schools. They …

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Apr 03

D.C. Daycare Operators Now Required to Have College Degrees

The District of Columbia has decreed that the directors of any licensed “Child Development Centers” — or day care — must have a “Bachelor of Arts (BA) in early childhood education or a BA with at least 15 semester credit hours in early childhood by Dec. 2022.” The regs also mandate that “teachers” possess at …

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Mar 18

GOVERNMENT UNIVERSITIES NOW THREATEN TO PUNISH FACULTY WHO TELL STUDENTS TO CONSIDER ALTERNATIVE VIEWPOINTS

There is no valid reason for taxpayers to own universities. Every argument that is commonly given for government colleges is provably false. Modern government universities (1) are less free than their surrounding environments, (2) are more expensive than most alternatives, and (3) promote a steady one-sided stream of elitism, central planning, and government control over …

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Dec 01

Government schools have underperformed despite spending massively on administration

The graph above shows that government spending on “education” has increased massively while all outcomes have been flat. If this model were implemented by the private sector, everyone associated would be fired and the system would declare bankruptcy. Even worse, the spending has been directed disproportionately toward “administration” rather than actual instructors. See here.

Nov 21

Government college professors call for pro-Trump student protestors to be expelled

There is almost no free speech on today’s government college campuses. Faculty at the University of New Hampshire–a government institution supposedly subject to the Bill of Rights–are calling for two pro-Trump students in costume to be expelled. The two students showed up to protest an anti-Trump rally on the campus. See here.

Nov 05

Government university expels student for Facebook posts–and a federal appellate court upholds the expulsion!

America’s government universities are the least free places in the country. A nursing student at Central Lakes College was removed from the nursing degree program after a number of his Facebook posts were found to be ‘unprofessional’ by a government administrator. (Not threatening, defamatory or harassing.) And the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals–a typical …

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