Why the phonics-based approach is the only legitimate approach to beginning reading
Books: Economics in Action by Brian Balfour
I would recommend that parents who want their children to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem, should get this book for them.
Social Media: Great for Everyone?
When considering whether social media are helping or hurting your life or that of a child, here are some questions to consider.
The Separation of State from Religion, Science, and Education (Part 8 of 10)
The system of public education could be abolished over the course of a generation, in a way that need not impose financial hardship on the parents of any child alive at the time of the abolition’s commencement.
The United States of America and Slavery
The proper evaluation of the United States in relation to slavery is this: ending slavery by fighting and winning the Civil War was a tremendous moral achievement and should be celebrated.
The False Premises Behind “Giving Back”
The implicit motive of the “payback concept” is to help you reduce your feelings of guilt for allegedly unearned personal achievement and pride. But why would you feel such guilt?
Don’t Let Them Memory-Hole The Totalitarian Lockdowns of 2020
We are seeing a real-time example of how history is really written. The narrative is more self-serving than we knew. If all the power centers in society get something tremendously wrong, an informal conspiracy of silence develops around it, with the hope of just wiping it from the history books.
What the Bud Light Fiasco Reveals about the Ruling Class
They want the whole world to be their own safe space regardless of the victims.
Stop Bleeding Taxpayers to Cover Unpaid Student Loans
I have argued many times that the federal government should not be in the business of lending money for college (nor for any other reason), but as long as we have student loans, we should limit the losses by requiring that someone other than the students be responsible for their debts. That party should be the college itself.
Education Cannot Be Improved by Simply Giving Public Schools More Money
So, what could we do to improve education? Here are some ideas.
Capitalism and The Exploitation of Third World Countries
To then accuse capitalism of causing the poverty — while in the very act of eradicating it — is to commit both a historical error and a profound injustice.
Alexander Hamilton Did Not Espouse Massive Government, Militarism, or Protective Tariffs
Hamilton’s tariffs sought to maximize revenue, not help domestic manufacturing interests.
Ron DeSantis on Florida’s Covid Response
Ron DeSantis new book The Courage to Be Free: Florida’s Blueprint for America’s Revival explains the backstory to his response and reveals the intense pressures he faced at the time, including the scientific influences that drove his decision-making.
Let’s Create Opportunities for All Texas Students
Freedom enables opportunities. School choice creates more freedom for parents and students.
U.S. Department of Education’s College Loan “Income Driven Repayment Policy”
Department of Education’s “improvements” to its student loan program will encourage colleges to increase tuition, creates a strong incentive to borrow as much as possible for college, and reduce the level of effort that students put into their college work.
Black History or “Sins of White People” Month?
What is called Black History Month might more accurately be called “the sins of white people” month.
How To Celebrate Ayn Rand’s Birthday
February 2nd is the birthday of Ayn Rand, the author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. Ayn Rand developed and defended Objectivism, a philosophy that advocates “rational selfishness.”
The 1517 Fund: An Apostate Indicts Our Educational System
So, what is the 1517 Fund? It is Gibson’s way of finding young people who have ideas and want to put them into effect without the long, expensive detour through college.
Government vs Private Schools: Better by What Standard?
It is time to enable parents to have the freedom to choose the school for their children through school choice.
The Real Purpose of Drag Queen Story Hour
The purpose is to turn children “queer” through an educational process.
Black Innovators and Entrepreneurs Under Capitalism
That innovative black Americans flourished in late 19th- and early 20th-century America is a little-known part of our Capitalist heritage.
MLK Day: The Wisdom of Thomas Sowell
One of the most distinguished intellectuals of his generation, Thomas Sowell’s classical-liberal worldview continues to challenge, inspire, and empower research across the social sciences.
Virginia Postrel’s “The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress” at 25
Dynamists and stasists have radically different visions of how the world works, or should work.
A Key Lesson in Education Policy: You Don’t Make Peace with Termites
Two neighboring states, Florida and Georgia, show how and how not to deal with the “termite” problem of Leftist education control.