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Libertarian Says It Is Irrational To Seek Support For Education And Science Through Politics

As they blabber on with ridiculous ideas such as the elimination of public schools, Libertarians unintentionally become living examples of how important politically mustered public support of education is. [...]

Libertarian Says Poor Kids Can Stay At Home Or Work Instead Of Going To School

It’s true that Ken Krawchuk’s educational proposal does not include Jon Roland’s details of children’s militias and robot armies, but fundamentally, the two Libertarian plans are the same:Destroy schools and let American children fend for themselves. [...]

Where are the RFID Tags in Schools Now — and What are they Doing There?

Three years ago, I wrote:

Houston area school districts have implanted RFID chips into kids’ ID tags and installed gear around schools and buses to constantly keep track of children’s locations.

Get ‘em used to it while they’re young and they won’t think twice about it when they’re grown.

Where will implanted chip RFID tracking [...]

What kind of an Organization is Life Choices? Does it belong in your Public School?

This morning, I read in the Bangor Daily News and at WGME that Pastor Debbie Phillips of an organization called “Life Choices” was brought to the public middle and high schools of Biddeford, Maine. What happened, what kind of an organization is Life Choices, and does it belong in your public school?

What happened in [...]

Armed Guards in School? Fact Check: Kids are Safer in School than out of School

In the Bangor Daily News of December 20 2012, Daniel Patterson of Presque Isle Maine writes that armed guards should be posted in all public schools:

“We need armed guards where masses of people, especially children, gather because crazed gunmen target masses of people. I know we might not like the image of soldiers at [...]

Sharing a Holiday Tradition of Krampus at Elementary School

This year, my daughter’s third-grade class was asked to bring in parents to share family holiday traditions. One of the things my extended family has enjoyed doing over the past four years is singing this “Here Comes Krampus” song when we get together between the solstice and the new year. And so with posterboard in [...]

School Shootings are Less Likely than Asteroid Hits. No, You Don’t Have to Scare Your Kids.

When I picked up the Bangor Daily News this morning, I read columnist Sarah Smiley insisting that she “had to tell” her children about last week’s school shooting incident in Newtown, Connecticut. Adults absolutely have the right to feel the way they want to feel about the shootings in Connecticut. But do we “have” to [...]

They’re Tracking Your Kids in Texas… Are You Next?

Houston area school districts have implanted RFID chips into kids’ ID tags and installed gear around schools and buses to constantly keep track of children’s location.

Get ‘em used to it while they’re young and they won’t think twice about it when they’re grown. Where will implanted chip RFID tracking be found next?

Interactive Cartoon: Paul LePage Quotes on Creationism in Public Schools

This interactive political cartoon was created using Scratch.

Is Paul LePage a Creationist? Does LePage support the insertion of Creationism into Maine’s public schools? Click on the image of Maine GOP gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage in the applet you see above to read his various statements on the subject this year.

Click on this [...]

It's Not Paranoid or Sinister to Question Presidential Worship in Schools

Some friends of mine whom I respect and admire have been posting newspaper editorial headlines on Facebook declaring:

Reaction to Obama’s school speech is tragic, sinister and sickening

Calls to boycott Obama’s speech to kids offer a disturbing lesson in paranoia

It’s difficult to react to the substance of the speech to be broadcast to [...]

Why is Ron Paul Federalizing School Contraception Policy?

“social conservatives… are better to leave the legislative remedies for important social issues at the level where they constitutionally belong, namely at the discretion of state and local officials.”

– Ron Paul, November 2008

“our founders never intended for social policy to be decided at the federal level…The notion that an all-powerful, centralized state should [...]