Public Education

No School Better than Home School

by Ed Naile January 22, 2018

In Vermont we have your typical mandatory public education story flipped on its head. There are not enough kids to have a high school! The “locals” seem befuddled as to what to do. It seems without having a big expensive school system no one can figure out how to educate three high school kids. The […]

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Public Education Win: One Person in Three Cannot Name Even One Branch of the Federal Government

by Steve MacDonald September 16, 2017

The Annenberg Policy Center, which may even be complicit, reports that at least a Third of American’s can’t even name one branch of the Federal Government. (Not Unexpectedly?) The political expression of this ignorance is easy to find. Here was U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, who served in the House of Representatives from 1981 to 1999 […]

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NH town allocates $70M for a public education system of 3800 kids

by Steve MacDonald April 27, 2015
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The Public education model has failed. It is time to look at other alternatives. By Steve Mac Donald | Watchdog Arena Merrimack, N.H. recently voted for and approved a $70 million school budget. This will fund one year of “education” for 3,800 students. I don’t have a college degree, so I do the pedestrian thing. […]

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GrokTALK! with Rep Victoria Sullivan

by Steve MacDonald January 28, 2015
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Rep. Victoria Sullivan is our guest to discuss House Bill 332.  HB 332 would require school districts to provide advance notice to parents and legal guardians about course material of sexual or explicit nature involving human sexuality or human sexual education.     You can listen to the entire podcast here. Follow us on YouTube, […]

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Teachers Unions vs. Students

by Steve MacDonald July 28, 2014
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Unions are Special interests whose primary interest if growing the union.  (I think I may have pointed that out recently, here.) How has this affected public Education in America?  Hear what Professor Terry Moe has to say about that. There is a dilemma in American education. On the one hand, teachers are essential to student […]

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GrokSHOT! – Gilford School Board’s Kurt Webber bemoans kids get summer vacation

by Skip June 3, 2014

…that ruins kids’ mandatory test scores because of that “education gap”.  Instead, Kurt Webber  wants the Gilford School Board to change from the old style “agrarian” schedule. Er, I beseeched the Board to go way past that – and “progress forward” (heh!) from the “Progressive Factory Educational model (which we have today)! Previous video GrokSHOT! – […]

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Obligatory ‘Democrats’ Less Likely to Know Earth Revolves Around the Sun Post.

by Steve MacDonald February 19, 2014
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Less likely than me, at least. I took a quick shot at this here, but more details are out so it deserves a second look. We knew Tea Party types were better at science, and then again–thanks to a Liberal Yale Professor, so this is not at all surprising.   New Research indicates the more Conservative […]

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Rotten to the Core

by Tom September 2, 2013

Common Core : Opposition is gaining steam, as more of us learn what it’s about and see the ugliness it brings to the American system of education; but more attention and action is required, before it’s too late… It’s pretty well established that the quality of our kids’ education has degraded over the past few […]

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NH State Senator Peggy Gilmour – I demand who should control education dollars

by Susan Olsen April 19, 2013

And that would not be parents – From today’s Concord Patch: ‘Sen. Peggy Gilmour, D-Hollis, had urged her colleagues to overturn a committee recommendation and then pass the repeal bill. In a statement, she said, “The program has no accountability of public money. It allows private, non-profit corporations to determine where public education dollars are […]

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What Ever Happened to The Inductive Method?

by Steve MacDonald February 16, 2013

Another great video on education destined to make the public school union folks bleed out their eyes.  Here’s the blurb from PJTV and Next Generation TV. Victor Davis Hanson joins Col. Allen B. West to discuss our modern system of education. In the zero sum game of educating our children, Dr. Hanson asks, who is […]

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The Left’s War on Education

by Steve MacDonald January 12, 2013

The left’s objection to even one tax dollar finding its way into the hands of a church is legion.  It is (apparently) a matter of even greater concern that we might engage in tax policy that accidentally encourages others–by allowing them to keep more of their own money–to give some of it to a religious […]

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Nickel And Dimed Is Out

by Steve MacDonald January 12, 2011

Once you get past the misleading headline from this morning’s Union Leader, ‘Nickel and Dimed’ Banned in Bedford, (it was not banned form Bedford, it was removed from the public school finance class curriculum) you will find that while the book is out, some of the stupidity remains.

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How About Some Irony?

by Steve MacDonald December 21, 2010

The Bedford school board has announced staff and program cuts to address problems with the next school budget. They are looking to trim $750,000.00 off the bottom line, $200,000.00 of which–it has been proposed–will come from eliminating full time teaching positions.

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