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  • “Liberals have controlled education at the elementary, secondary and postsecondary level for decades. They own public education; they own the universities. If education in this country is failing, it's because liberalism is in charge of it.”
    --Talk show host Rush Limbaugh

Public Education

  • Free Children
    This site promotes the advantages of home-based education.

  • Homeschooler's parents allowed 1 visit a week
    State keeps girl in custody – but allows supervised meetings with parents
    By Bob Unruh
  • Boy 'molested in closet every week for 1 year'
    Teacher allegedly sexually abused student before sending him back to class with note.
  • Parents kicked out of 'gay day'
    Concerned mom tried to videotape event.
  • School distributes satanic, sex calendar
    Texas parents infuriated by explicit material.
  • Department of Education must be abolished
    Devvy Kidd says parents seeking to pay for the rope to hang their kids.
  • Key lesson in tolerance
    Michael Ackley on abolishing Declaration of Independence in schools.
  • Is Declaration of Independence unconstitutional?
    School district sued for censoring founding documents, state constitutions.
  • Attempt to stop mandatory mental screening fails
    Congressman pushed language requiring parental consent.
  • Is politics the way?
    Walter E. Williams says more money on education cannot replace poor parenting.
  • 7 homeschooling dads thrown in jail
    Families fined for refusing to send children to government institutions.
    by Ron Strom
  • Forced mental screening hits roadblock in House
    Rep. Ron Paul seeks to yank program, decries use of drugs on children.
    by Ron Strom
  • Back-to-school week – or Indoctrination 101?
    New books blow the lid off what's happening on campus.
  • No Lefty Left Behind
    The National Education Association allies itself with radical fringe groups. What next, field trips to Lenin’s tomb? Elementary school readings from Mao’s Little Red Book?
    By David Hogberg
  • U.S. public schools: Where rebellion rules
    Kyle Williams spanks bad parents for turning loose lawyers when kids misbehave.
  • Look who's teaching Johnny about Islam
    Saudi-funded Islamic activists have final say in shaping public-school lessons on religions.
    by Paul Sperry
  • Poor education prognosis
    Walter E. Williams details how government schools sabotage students.
  • Schools Should Teach Tolerance for Transgenders, Activists Say
    A group that advocates tolerance for homosexuals says California schools are not doing enough to teach students about transgender people.
    By Susan Jones
  • The destruction of American education
    No matter how you look at it, says Alan Caruba, the American education system is broken and there is no quick fix. Ever more money is being spent and children are graduating with fewer skills.
  • Pro-life teachers angered by march
    Thousands of pro-life teachers and school staff required to belong to the National Education Association across the country are offended by the union's co-sponsorship of a pro-choice march in Washington this Sunday.
    By George Archibald
  • Textbooks flunk test
    Social studies textbooks used in elementary and secondary schools are mostly a disgrace that, in the name of political correctness and multiculturalism, fail to give students an honest account of American history, say academic historians and education advocates.
    By George Archibald
  • Union Work Keeps NEA Leaders Away From the Classroom
    Reg Weaver, president of the National Education Association, claims there is no distinction between the union's Washington executives and classroom teachers, but Weaver himself has spent only seven of the last 23 years as a full-time teacher.
    By Robert B. Bluey
  • UN Poisons US Education with Our Tax Dollars
    The US Department of Education has issued its first $1.2 million grant to implement the UN’s International Baccalaureate (IB) program.
    by Tom DeWeese
  • Report suggests 10% of students abused
    Fed study indicates sexual misconduct far worse that priest scandal.
  • The separation of school and state
    Alternatives prove, says Wendy McElroy, that government approved education isn't always the best choice or the only one when it comes to preparing your child for the future.
  • Is NEA a 'terrorist organization'?
    Brannon Howse says what education czar knows, you need to know.
  • New Motivation for Home Schooling
    A recent surge in home schooling is being attributed to parental concerns about violence, peer pressure, and academic quality.
    by Susan Ansell
  • Homeschoolers vs. big brother
    New Jersey's child welfare system, like most state child welfare systems, is a corrupt and deadly mess. Children are lost in the shuffle, shipped to abusive foster homes, returned to rapists and child molesters, and left to die in closets while paperwork piles up.
    by Michelle Malkin
  • NEA's political spending investigated
    The Internal Revenue Service is investigating accusations that the National Education Association spent millions of dollars in members' dues on unreported political activities.
    By Jerry Seper
  • Educators vs. reading
    Once again national tests have shown no improvement in reading scores and Onkar Ghate says it's because educators refuse to give up the whole language method of reading.
  • Chartering the future
    The most troubling example of racial inequality in America today is the inner city school. Civil-rights iniquities begin here.
    by Suzanne Fields
  • U.S. education system is downright terrifying
    Dr. Laura Schlessinger reveals assaults on decency, privacy, parents' rights and authority.
  • Survey: Homeschoolers new political force
    Refutes 'socialization' concerns posed by thinkers in academia.
    by Art Moore
  • No excuses
    Walter E. Williams whacks education establishment granting fraudulent diplomas.
  • Education reform highlights scoring gap
    The No Child Left Behind Act is forcing many schools to examine why there is such a large achievement gap between white and minority students, according to a new national study.
    By George Archibald
  • Compassion-Based Schools Teach Kids 'Untrue Drivel,' Critic Charges
    A controversial curriculum focusing on "humane education," which advocates say includes compassion for animals, awareness of environmental problems like so-called global warming and overpopulation as well as non-violence, is expanding into the U.S. public school system.
    By Marc Morano
  • CBS warns of homeschooling's 'dark side'
    Dan Rather features 'this largely unregulated system of education'.
  • Keeping Homeschooling Private
    Homeschoolers have been vigilant in protecting their rights, rising to the occasion when they discover threats to clamp down on their activities.
    by Isabel Lyman
  • Public-school refugee details system's failings
    Teen Ashley Anderson slams U.N.-inspired government education.
  • Why Doesn't Johnny Vote?
    Blame it on social studies.
  • Homeschooling advances liberty
    Isabel Lyman on how education movement is imploding the edu-monopoly.
  • When teachers flunk the test
    40 states allow districts to hire educators without basic skills.
    By Kelly Patricia O'Meara
  • Just Kindly Nod
    For the past couple of months I have been hunkered down researching a book. Some of the things I have discovered are wonderful, but much is not so wonderful. This particular column is on education.
    by Diane Alden
  • The NEA's dubious expenditures
    Throughout the past decade, the National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest teachers' union, has spent tens of millions of dollars from members' tax-exempt dues fighting the Democratic Party's political battles and promoting the election of Democrats.
    Washington Times Op-Ed
  • Why government schools fail
    Kyle Williams lays out education system's many problems.
  • Complaint: Teacher's union evading taxes
    Alleges NEA failed to report properly on money spent for political activity.
  • The looters liberals ignore – part 2
    Michelle Malkin wonders why N.Y. Times is soft on coverage of union scandal.
  • No new jobs for teachers who failed English test
    Committee rejects rehiring plan floated by official who also flunked exam.
  • The 'state' of education
    Ronald Reagan said it best: “The most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help you.’”
    by Edwin J. Feulner
  • Freeing D.C. Kids
    Rich Republicans join ultraliberals in defense of failing schools.
    Wall Street Journal Op-Ed
  • NEA: Politicizing 'education'
    David Limbaugh whacks leftist lobby for advancing 'gay' agenda.
  • Cut on the Bias
    Want to stop educators from dumbing down books and tests? Laugh at them.
  • Tolerating the intolerable
    Students who are alien and hostile to the education process ought to be removed. The first priority is to stop thugs from making education impossible for everyone else.
    by Walter E. Williams
  • Homeschoolers in the trenches
    Given the poor academic track record of public education in many areas of this country, you would think the government and education establishment would be a little less arrogant about superimposing their will on homeschooling families who prefer to opt out of their system. But you would be wrong.
    by David Limbaugh
  • When will we take American education seriously?
    Trevor Bothwell isn't convinced that anyone in the education system, regardless of what side your desk faces in the classroom, really takes their job seriously.
  • Educating anarchists
    Alan Caruba argues that teachers today seem more interested having their students drugged and learning marginal information to actually educating them.
  • A sign of the times
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That was certainly true of a recent photo of a little 7-year-old boy holding a sign demanding more money for the schools and holding his fist in the air.
    by Thomas Sowell
  • My week at Stanford
    Dennis Prager observes universities are socialistic utopias for tenured teachers.
  • Education in Disorder--II
    Big bad decisions have created big bad schools.
  • Two Decades of Mediocrity
    America's public schools: Still risky after all these years.
  • Poison Textbooks
    Besides the well-documented 'indoctrination' that goes on in classrooms all across the country, the PC leftists and America-haters have also taken over the content of most textbooks used in elementary and high schools.
    by John LeBoutillier
  • The school choice revolution
    Twenty years ago, a report by the National Commission on Excellence in Education warned of a "rising tide of mediocrity" in American schools. That tide has now reached flood stage. . .
    by Cal Thomas
  • Study: 'Language police' harming children
    Activists helping produce bored, cynical, 'dumbed down' students.
  • State university hosts 'Pornfest'
    Sadomasochism promoter lectures for 'Outdoor Intercourse' week.
    by Art Moore
  • The looters liberals ignore
    Peter Jennings and the New York Times couldn't get enough of the looting stories out of Iraq. But they couldn't care less about a massive, systematic looting scheme here at home that is robbing America's schoolchildren and rank-and-file teachers blind.
    by Michelle Malkin
  • Education in Disorder
    Americans are almost unanimous: Public schools are awful.
  • Keeping the Nation at Risk
    Twenty years ago a landmark report declared America and its public education a ''nation at risk.'' It remains so, except for the teacher unions, which make sure all ''reforms'' serve only their entrenched interests.
    by Myron Lieberman & David Salisbury
  • Red Pencils, Low Marks
    How the diversity industry dumbs down American education.
  • 'Gay' activists target students
    Seek 'celebration' of homosexuality, reject 'heterosexism'.
  • Queering the Schools
    Gay activist groups, with teachers’ union applause, are importing a disturbing agenda into the nation’s public schools.
    by Marjorie King
  • Educrats Forbid Kids to Be Kids
    A demented new program designed to stop children from acting like children is spreading like a disease through schools across the nation.
  • Survey: Homeschooling knows no color
    Many black parents educating children, citing same reasons as whites.
  • Conservatives Warn Parents about Homosexual 'Day of Silence'
    This year's Day of Silence, which homosexuals will observe Wednesday at thousands of schools across the country, is under attack from several conservative groups that want to alert parents about the movement.
    By Robert B. Bluey
  • Failure Starts Young
    A school is for: a) diversity; b) learning to read?
  • Time to close public schools
    Dr. Laura warns of ignorance of U.S. history, fears demise of republic.
  • Dumbed Down and Dumber Still
    California teachers are now officially encouraged to employ such ''teaching tools'' as condoms, hip hop, and anti-war polemics.
    By George Neumayr
  • School Worker Wins Battle Over Union's Support of Abortion
    A school psychologist credits her resolve and some pro bono legal work for winning a battle over her teacher's union dues because she had religious objections to the union's support of abortion.
    By Marc Morano
  • Survey: Homeschooling knows no color
    Many black parents educating children, citing same reasons as whites.
  • Brainwashing 101
    Neal Boortz shows how government indoctrinates children.
  • Homeschoolers Pass the Torch
    Meet three homeschooled Generation X couples who have learned how to succeed and who intend to pass on this legacy by teaching their own children at home.
    by Isabel Lyman
  • The System’s Failing Grades
    I am a teacher in New York City. I am one of about 8000 who entered the system this past year–nowhere near enough to compensate for the estimated 10,000 vacancies due to retirement, attrition to the higher-paying suburbs or just plain burnout. Education "experts" say it takes five years for an educator to reach "full potential." In New York City, it must take twice that, since the potential is stymied at nearly every turn.
  • Dobson: Get Kids Out of California Public Schools
    A pro-family group founder and talk show host is urging parents not to send their kids to public schools in California for fear they could be corrupted by a pro-homosexual agenda.
    By Christine Hall
  • District digs its heels in over home educators
    Family facing prosecution, jail over 'truancy' considers lawsuit.
    By Diana Lynne
  • How communist is public education?
    To answer that question, writes Charles A. Morse, just look to one of the heroes of American education: John Dewey
  • Eliminate government-funded education!
    Ilana Mercer explains why voucher programs are no better than public schools.
  • Connecticut Home Schoolers Fight Stricter Rules
    Home schooling parents in Connecticut are battling legislation that would force them to comply with new rules and, according to a support group, convert Connecticut from one of the least restrictive home schooling states to one of the most restrictive.
    By Matt Pyeatt
  • Why schools fail
    Samuel Blumenfeld warns Bush's education legislation is ineffective.
  • Kennedy Uses Education Event to Bash Vouchers
    Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), who was invited to an event on urban schools by a member of the Bush administration cabinet Tuesday, used the event to criticize the school voucher programs created by the new "No Child Left Behind" federal education law President Bush signed last month.
    By Jeff Johnson
  • School Vouchers: Good Policy or Bad Policy?
    Although the U.S. Supreme Court will hear testimony from both sides of the school voucher debate Wednesday, it will only consider whether a Cleveland program violates the Establishment clause of the First Amendment by funneling taxpayer money to religious institutions.
    By Jason Pierce
  • Ohio Wrestles with Creation, Evolution in the Classroom
    Conservative factions in Ohio are pushing the public schools to offer alternative theories to evolution, and the State Board of Education is expected to hold a moderated panel discussion on the request next month.
    By Matt Pyeatt
  • A Chance, Not a Choice
    The ACLU and the NAAACP try to deny 11-year-old Toshika Bacon an education.
  • High Court to Decide Constitutionality of School Vouchers
    Hundreds of miles away from the white columns of the United States Supreme Court, more than four thousand Cleveland, Ohio students use taxpayer-funded tuition vouchers to attend 50 private schools. But the future of that program rests in Washington, where the nation's highest court is ready to dissect it and determine if it violates the Constitution.
    By Jason Pierce
  • Think Before Spending More On Schools, Report Author Says
    A report released Monday by a British think tank challenges the conventional wisdom on education - especially the notion that more government spending automatically boosts results.
    By Mike Wendling
  • Islam studies required in California district
    Course has 7th-graders memorizing Koran verses, praying to Allah.
    In AIM Report 2000 # 9, "Cooking the Books at Education," we cited reports from Department of Education whistleblower, John Gard and others that the amount of missing, mismanaged or stolen money at the department is as high as $6 billion.
  • Education Report
    Jury slaps school district
    Textbook travesties
    by Robert W. Lee
  • Sell the Schools
    In the state of Arkansas, it’s 1925 again. That was the year of the famous Scopes “monkey” trial in Tennessee. Now a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives has introduced a bill in essence prohibiting the public schools from using textbooks that say Darwin’s theory of evolution is true.
    by Sheldon Richman
  • Parent Power: Why National Standards Won't Improve Education
    President Bush has unveiled an activist education plan that requires states to improve their worst schools or face sanctions from the federal government. The plan would tie Title I money to the states' adopting "clear, measurable goals focused on basic skills and essential knowledge" and testing children every year in grades 3 through 8.
    by Sheldon Richman
  • Opinions absent knowledge
    Elizabeth Farah slams government schools for enabling ignorance.
  • School, or else!
    Joseph Farah explains compulsory education's new stick.
  • Educating at home
    Rebecca Hagelin on parent-directed schooling.
  • Group Cries Foul Over Alleged Liberal Agenda Textbooks
    Are the nation's top publishing companies inserting a liberal agenda and misinformation into junior high science textbooks?
    By Jason Pierce
  • Lessons in Larceny: The Textbook Case of the Purloined Pencil
    In today's climate of moral and social confusion, there are events taking place and policies being implemented that run so contrary to common sense and sound judgment that the average person can barely believe them.
    By Frederick B. Meekins
  • Parents vs. Educrats
    Edison Schools, Inc. is outflanking failing government schools.
    by Deroy Murdock
  • The Department of Embezzlement
    President Bush's "No Child Left Behind" school reform proposal passed in the House last week. Considering what a colossal black hole the U.S. Department of Education has become, the $24 billion plan would be more appropriately dubbed: No Dime Left Behind.
    by Michelle Malkin
  • Public indoctrination
    Elizabeth Farah lowers boom on government schools.
  • Trojan Bible
    Joseph Farah sniffs out faux-salvation for public schools
  • Choosing a college
    About this time every year, high school seniors and their parents start trying to figure out how to choose a college.
    by Thomas Sowell
  • Net university teaches 'classical liberalism'
    Seeks to combat moral decline of culture, education.
    By Julie Foster
  • Time for home schooling
    Bill Steigerwald reviews Time's take on alternative ed.
  • Money Fails to Fix Government Schools
    Bigger budgets do not seem to solve core problems in government schools, according to a new think tank report.
  • Education tax racket
    Lew Rockwell instructs readers about classic rip-off.
  • Educating for the Collective State
    Even the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes is not immune to the central planning of the burgeoning collectivist state located in Washington, D.C.
    by Diane Alden
  • Overgrowing education
    Joel Miller proposes ditching government classrooms.
  • Drugging children
    The motto used to be: "Boys will be boys." Today, the motto seems to be: "Boys will be medicated."
    by Thomas Sowell
  • Summertime and the livin' ain't easy
    Bill O'Reilly explains troubles in economy, education.
  • Inept Teacher Training
    American education will never be improved until we address a problem seen as too delicate to discuss. That problem is teacher philosophy and incompetency.
    by Walter E. Williams
  • Class really dismissed
    Elizabeth Farah on pulling kids out of public education.
  • The success side of American education
    It's generally agreed that American primary, secondary and, increasingly, undergraduate education is a failure. But that assessment depends upon just what evaluation criteria is chosen. By some criteria, American education might be deemed a remarkable success.
    by Walter E. Williams
  • NEA Salaries Soar Above Teachers' Pay
    National Education Association's union professionals are paid far more than the teachers they represent, prompting one researcher to question the organization's lobbying motives.
    by Seth Lewis
  • School Board Group Battles Teachers Union
    When college professor Lori Yaklin discovered that her business ethics students were unable to do the fundamental research, writing and issue evaluation required in her class, she started investigating the Michigan's K through 12 education. What she found surprised and disappointed her.
    by Christine Hall

cover Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
by Joseph J. Ellis
An illuminating study of the intertwined lives of the founders of the American republic--John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington. During the 1790s, which Ellis calls the most decisive decade in our nation's history, the greatest statesmen of their generation--and perhaps any--came together to define the new republic and direct its course for the coming centuries.
cover Scandalmonger : A Novel
Scandalmonger is the 25th book from William Safire, the prolific, feisty New York Times columnist and word wrangler. It's a historic novel set in 1790s New England, when the Founding Fathers were enduring various crises and humiliations as they scurried to become part of the history books. Always a stickler for the truth--as long as it's uttered in the finest of phrases--the author lets us know right from the start that we're "entitled to know what is history and what is twistery." Based on documents and diaries, and complete with an exhaustive section of footnotes separating fact from fiction, Scandalmonger turns out to be a bona fide page-turner. Safire knows what he's doing; he knows he has a lesson to teach. It's a lesson about how early America wasn't much different from Clinton's America--the temptations of mistresses, the power struggles, the ridiculous debates about purity between corrupt men being just as present. If he has one message, it is this: within every powerful politician, there is a dirty-minded second grader trying to get out. Witness this scene between two outraged congressmen who seem intent on "turning the House into a 'gladiators' arena'"
cover Setting the World Ablaze : Washington, Adams, Jefferson and the American Revolution
Setting the World Ablaze is the story of the three men who, perhaps more than any others, helped bring the United States into being: George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. Weaving their three life stories into one narrative, John E. Ferling delivers a genuine and intimate illustration of them and, in doing so, gives us a new understanding of the passion and uncertainty of the struggle to form a new nation.
cover Becoming America : The Revolution Before 1776
Publishers Weekly
"Butler's original analysis is important reading on 18th-century America . . ."

Kirkus Review
"A sweeping, well-researched analysis of the transformative changes wrought by immigration, war, and cultural change in colonial America."
cover Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy
by Thomas Sowell

From one of America's best-known economists, the one book anyone who wants to understand the economy needs to read. At last there is a citizen's guide to the economy, written by an economist who uses plain English. No jargon, no graphs, no equations. Yet this is a comprehensive survey, covering everything from rent control and the rise and fall of businesses to the international balance of payments. The purpose of Basic Economics is to enable people without any economic training to understand the way the economy functions-not only the American economy, but other economies around the world.

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