Posts Tagged with "public schools"

Skewing Stats with Homeschooling!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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The 1954 book How to Lie with Statisticsby Darrell Huff is so relevant that it is still being used in college classes around the country. Its unique presentation of statistics apparently has also captured the hearts and minds of some public school administrators in Texas. You see, Texas, God bless it, has a very hands-off […]

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More Public School Nonsense

Friday, May 7, 2010

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Like previous post, this one is also brought to you by a public school administrator on non-thinking power trip. A Michigan elementary school principal does a segregated field trip, arranging only black students to meet with a black rocket scientist. Seriously.

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Public School Nonsense

Thursday, May 6, 2010

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In case you’ve been living in a cave, you probably know about the kids in the Bay Area that got kicked out of school for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. The story is here. Silly, is it not? Especially when you consider that Cinco de Mayo is barely even a holiday in […]

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The Purposes of Modern Schools

Saturday, September 27, 2008

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John Taylor Gatto, who is a former New York State and New York City Teacher of the Year and the author, most recently, of The Underground History of American Education wrote an article that appeared in the Sept 2003 Harper’s Magazine, titled “Against School”. Let me say upfront that this is a whole lot to […]

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Public schools…

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

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Ok, so maybe not exactly a direct consequence of the public school system, but a quote from the Simpsons this evening that I have to pass on: “Bart, with $10,000, we’d be millionaires!” (Homer, of course)

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