Tag Archives: Education

Of Frogs and Universities

By Gordon E. Finley, Ph.D. Over the past half century or so there have been unprecedented changes in higher education which most exquisitely are explained by The Frog Theory. Per Wikipedia, The Frog Theory goes as follows: If a frog … Continue reading

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A need to liberate children and families

By Nathan Barton As I’ve been concentrating on schools and education recently, I was pleased to find an article at the Foundation for Economic Education about an Arizona legislator who has called for the repeal of compulsory schooling.  The article … Continue reading

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Stealing to reform or transform – what’s the big diff?

By Nathan Barton Jeff Bryant, in Our Future, has an article, “What Betsy DeVos calls “education transformation” is actually public theft.”  Again Steve notes correctly, “Amazing how “public theft” (the basis of ALL government schooling) becomes wrong only when your … Continue reading

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Do we really need colleges?

By Nathan Barton The land is filled with them.  According to what data source you look, there are at least 4,000, and perhaps more than 5,000 in the Fifty States (Some, like the WaPo, claim that there are 5,300 “fiefdoms” … Continue reading

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The heartbreak of government-run tax-funded schools

By Nathan Barton Recently, Vicki E. Alger a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, a libertarian-conservative think tank, in Oakland, California, published a new book, Failure: The Federal “Misedukation” of America’s Children. I’ve not been able to read the book yet, … Continue reading

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Camel in the tent #2: “Public Schools”

By Nathan Barton Author’s Note: This is the second in a series of commentaries on specific items which have contributed to the destruction of our liberties here in the Fifty States. There are many, which are often ignored as we … Continue reading

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Human Basics: Liberty in Action (was: Libertarian Commentary on the News, #15-04D)

By Nathan Barton Good morning.  Let us look at two basics of human life today, to start.  Marriage and health care. Judge Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court is back in the news, telling his governor and legislature that … Continue reading

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