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Who benefits from closing all the schools?

Rob Morse, in his “Slow Facts” webzine, on Monday, asks a good question: “Are bureacrats shutting down schools for their benefit or for yours? When the same cities that close all their schools to supposedly prevent the close contact that … Continue reading

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Schooling

My parents were teachers and caught in the “public system” for many years back in the 1960s and 1970s, before my father found another career and my mother returned to private teaching (which she could do, teaching music and art). … Continue reading

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Some basics of socialism (in the Fifty States and elsewhere)

With Bernie Sanders, “independent” Senator of Vermont, now the frontrunner for the Democratic Party’s nomination (and attempt to depose Trump), socialism is more on people’s minds. It doesn’t hurt to get up to speed on just what this evil political … Continue reading

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Government and child abuse

What price do we pay for government? More disturbing, what price do OTHER people pay for government?

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Comparing apples and oranges – education and more

By Nathan Barton What should government provide?  How? Under what limits? Over at FEE.org, Kerry McDonald has an excellent article comparing public libraries and public schools. It triggered more thoughts and some memories of political campaigns from years back. She … Continue reading

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How much is a “free education” worth?

By Nathan Barton It’s right there in the State Constitution: § 1.   Uniform system of free public schools. The stability of a republican form of government depending on the morality and intelligence of the people, it shall be the duty of … Continue reading

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Consistency is a rare jewel

By Nathan Barton For me, integrity is the consistency of words and actions. Part of the way that you do that is to ask people questions on some of the most difficult issues that you confront. ‘Take me through where … Continue reading

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