Written by Bruce Deitrick Price
The Reading Wars were always chaotic and confusing. Here’s the gist:
On the one side, you had earnest, sincere people warning the country about the dangers of non-phonetic approaches (these were called Look-say, Whole Word, sight-words, and other jargon). The warning was always the same. Nobody can ...
Written by Kristine Marsh
Media misinterpret Hopkins analysis of tiny number of emergency patients.
If you end up in the emergency room for a serious injury after a night out, it might be because you were drinking Budweiser.
Or at least that’s the claim of a questionable new study, conducted by The Center on Alcohol Marketing ...
Written by Will Estrada and Katie Tipton
The U.S. Department of Education is prohibited by law from creating a national data system.1 But the Education Science Reform Act of 2002 gave the federal government the authority to publish guidelines for states developing state longitudinal data systems (SLDS).2Over the past decade, a slew of new ...
Written by John C. Goodman
In 1984, Richard Rahn and I wrote an editorial in The Wall Street Journalin which we proposed a savings account for health care. We called it a Medical IRA. That same year, Singapore instituted a related idea: a system of compulsory Medisave accounts. Through the years, my colleagues and I at the ...
Written by TMLC
The following statement is posted on the Barron Industries website: “Barron Industries is a family-run organization with a strong Catholic Christian foundation. Our Guiding Principle is our faith in God. We appreciate that everyone is created equal. Our belief is that we are placed ...
Written by John C. Goodman
Ask almost any employer and there won’t be much doubt: the Affordable Care Act is likely to raise the cost of labor, discourage hiring and have a negative effect on the economy. Some economists are pushing back, however.
In 2011, David Cutler of Harvard testifiedthat the Affordable Care Act would ...
Written by HSDLA
At 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013, in what has been called a “brutal and vicious act,” a team of 20 social workers, police officers, and special agents stormed a homeschooling family’s residence near Darmstadt, Germany, forcibly removing all four of the family’s children (ages 7-14). ...
Written by Dr. Richard Swier
Sexuality is code for gender identity
Governor Scott and interim Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart just finished hosting a summit on education in Clearwater, FL. Governor Scott called the summit but did not attend it. According to NorthEscambia.com, “The discussions largely focused on ...
Written by Arnold Ahlert
In his speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s march on Washington, President Obama hypocritically bemoaned the current state of education, saying that many Americans face a “fortress of substandard schools and diminished prospects.” He claimed that such ...