fairness

Prager U: New York Students want Free College For All

Embarrassing questions with ridiculous answers – until almost the very last student being question: That last student?  Yeah, college math – not so much. Even below “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez standard” – that MUST take a lot of college courses to reach that level. (H/T: The Blaze)

Death Penalty

I’ll give up the Death Penalty for the convicted if you Democrats give up the death penalty for innocent babies

HB455 – “This bill changes the penalty for capital murder to life imprisonment without the possibility for parole.” The Democrats have been pushing for this for years. I guess they believe that convicted murderers (pretty much the only crime that would receive a death penalty but only for a very few situations – like shooting a …

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Daddy, What are taxes for?

Function: The proper function of taxation is to raise money for core functions of government. It is not the function of taxes to direct the behavior of citizens. Closing the budget gaps created by overspending too is a misuse of taxation. This is true regardless of the size or level of government. Taxation always imposes …

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Educational Funding – You’re all concentrating on the wrong thing (Part 4)

At the Northwood Community Center, Ian Underwood gave a presentation on educational funding that basically told the audience that we were thinking about the wrong thing. Much of the debate in NH (and elsewhere) always has money at the forefront – instead, we ought to be mindful of student achievement first and then what is …

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Educational Funding – You’re all concentrating on the wrong thing (Part 3)

As I said in the past, Ian makes my head ache.  How? By making me think from and in different directions.  Now, normally people hate having headaches but this is of a different kind – and trust me, it is good for you to think outside one’s normal patters.  And that’s again, what Ian started …

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Education Funding? You’re all concentrating on the wrong thing (Parts 1 & 2)

“Taxpayers should be funding public benefits and not private enrichment. At the Northwood Community Center, Ian Underwood gave a presentation on educational funding that basically told the audience that we were thinking about the wrong thing. Much of the debate in NH (and elsewhere) always has money at the forefront – instead, we ought to …

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NHGOP-Woodshed

And this is a MASSIVELY Stupid (yes, with a capital “S”) idea, Bruce Breton

Well, it would put one thing to rest – New Hampshire as the First in The Nation (“FITN”) Primary State. Second, as I have said for years, the FITN primary really distorts the political “marketplace” as the locals start falling all agog over themselves with all of the Bright and Shiny Objects waltzing into NY.  …

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Chris Pappas Nancy Pelosi pawn

Democrat Chris Pappas Backs Pelosi for Speaker of the US House

Freshman Democrat Congressperson-elect Chris Pappas has followed career politician Ann Kuster down the rabbit hole. Kuster’s Thanksgiving gift to New Hampshire was a repeat endorsement of Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House. Pappas has joined her in supporting Pelosi after months of avoiding the subject of who he might earn his favor. Related: We Can’t Trust Chris …

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Rethinking Fairness in Education

Below is a picture of the current educational system.  We put kids in school for about 1000 hours per year, for 12 years, and see what happens. At the end of that time, some may be taking college-level courses. Others may still be unable to read.