Category Archives: Education

Stupid Teachers – Our Synonym Problem

Douglas R. Burgess Jr. authored an op-ed in the New York Times , which stated that piracy is by definition terrorism. Reading it, I wanted to SCREAM! It reflected one of the critical problems with fighting terrorism, the inability that … Continue reading

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Deflating the Student Loan Bubble with Better Risk Management

The student loan market is broken again: too much student debt, too many defaults, and large write-offs pending as a result of income contingent repayment. Not that it was ever fixed, but it’s gonna blow again to hemorrhage real costs … Continue reading

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Not Random Violence, but the Consequence of Ideas

Saturday, we saw a number of news reports on the interwebs about the murder of Delbert Belton, who fought at Okinawa, allegedly by two teenaged thugs. From these reports, we learned that robbery is bad, murder is bad, elderly combat … Continue reading

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A Turn for DeWurst, an alternative to the state of education in America

One of the personally most important books that I have read is Sydney Kendall’s novel A Turn for DeWurst.  I read it with my youngest daughter; its theme, plot, and character helped establish a solid foundation for real fact based … Continue reading

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Teaching to the Test

I found another interesting quote in Joshua M. Dunn’s Complex Justice: The Case of Missouri v. Jenkins; in 1983, Jeanne Chall (professor of education at Harvard) observed: Pre-Grade 4 reading can be said to represent the oral tradition, in that … Continue reading

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Cargo Cult Education Reform in Public Schools

One theme that I find in reading about innovation in education is the inability of public schools to scale promising solutions that demonstrate results in small scale tests.  Reading Joshua M Dunn’s Complex Justice: The Case of Missouri v. Jenkins, … Continue reading

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Our Racist Public Schools

While Democrats are quick on the trigger with fallacious rhetorical partisan charges of racism against critics of President Obama, their silence is deafening when it comes to actually racist government policies.   Previously, I mentioned the Obama Administration filing a petition … Continue reading

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