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Guest post by JR Hoell: Let’s Send Every Child to a Good School

According to the U.S. Department of Education, almost 27% of children  in America already have access to the school of their choice.  As recently as 2007 (the most recent year of available data from the National Center for Education Statistics), 16% of students attended a public school other than the assigned school in their district, …

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That Rich Bastard Who Is Screwing The Teachers Over Is Actually…

The Department of Education does nothing that the states, or towns, or teachers themselves cannot do themsleves, (except double its budget every two years to pay more for doing even less.) So the real question is not how we can use class warfare to make an inefficient bureaucracy bigger, but how we find ways to help teachers teach children.

UBIQUITOUS (AND SNEAKY) FORMS OF THE MANCHESTER SCHOOL DISTRICT

“Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies“—Honoré de Balzac, French novelist and playwright 1799 –1850 The beginning of the School year, brings the plethora of forms home from school with the kids for parents to fill out and return. A physical health form must be signed by the family physician. Conversely, I find such …

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Arriving at the door: “Don’t Let The Kids Drink The Kool-Aid: Confronting the Left’s Assault on Our Families, Faith, and Freedom”

New book in from Regnery Press by Marybeth Hicks: "Many people assume that this generation of young Americans is much like any other. But thanks to the radical Left, they’re not even close. So says columnist and author Marybeth Hicks in her shocking new exposé, Don’t Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid: Confronting the Left’s …

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A “Walking School Bus”? A “Rolling Bike Train”? Good grief….

Leave it to the combination of Big Government and Edu-babble to make things FAR more complicated, FAR more expensive, and FAR more devoid of common sense.  I found this AP report over at the Concord Monitor: NH gets $1 million for Safe Route to School Ten New Hampshire communities are splitting almost $1 million to …

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Liberals Buzz Over Take Down Of Obama

This guy is nuts. (And he is not alone). Even in his despair, as liberals buzz over the take down of Obama, he is so steeped his own party propaganda that he can’t see the recent past in its original context to properly frame his dissatisfaction. Even as he attacks Obama he is still in denial about the circumstances.

If You Are Not Following Me On Twitter….

Twitter inspires the opportunity to aggravate the leftists who insist on following conservatives there. Not every witticism will fit on Twitter. Sometimes you have to write a blog and post a link. And then there are the thoughts that are too short to blog and too long to tweet. (Some things can’t be said in under 140 characters.)

Third Circuit – Online speech by students cannot be treated the same as on campuss – NH & Federal Bullying laws at risk?

I do hope so.  I have had great concerns as School Administrations have incrementally increased their reach and control far from the schools from years ago to the point where it seems that the Edu-Industrial Complex believes it is responsible for their students (vs Parents for their own children).  Witness the growth of pre-school day-care, …

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Guest post by NH State Representative Bruce MacMohan on Education

SB67 (passed 273*-100): A bill to establish a committee to study school vouchers and school choice. Although, I voted for this bill, I wouldn’t mind seeing, as an alternative to more studies and committees, a resolution urging all members of the House and Senate to go down to their school district offices and apply to …

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