Replacing academic freedom with academic “justice”

The hard-core left just does not believe in the concept of individual freedom, as is evident wherever that ideology has had its way (in the former Soviet Union, the People’s Republic of China, North Korea, Cuba, etc., etc.).  So it shouldn’t be surprising that the concept of academic freedom as it applies to conservatives is under interrogation. [Read more...]

Homeschooling and tolerance

Contrary to the critics who argue that homeschooling makes kids insular and intolerant and that we need public schools to establish social cohesion, a new study has found that college students who had been homeschooled are actually more tolerant of people with different political views than are products of public schools.

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Defining dissent as violence

First you define the expression of ideas that you disagree with as a form of “violence.”  Which means you are justified in using actual violence against those ideas in the name of self defense.

From Pete Spiliakos, When Dissent is Equated with Violence | First Thoughts | Blogs | First Things:

UC Santa Barbara Professor Mireille Miller-Young is more imprudent, but no more ideologically insane than the administration of Stanford University. Miller Young forcibly took a sign from, and allegedly assaulted a pro-life protestor at her college. The Volokh Conspiracy cites the police report, in which Miller-Young argues that her actions were “in defense of her students and her own safety.” [Read more...]

Unions for college football players

The National Labor Relations Board, acting on a case brought by Northwestern University athletes, has ruled that college football players qualify as employees and so have the right to unionize. [Read more...]

Experimental schools that work

“Charter” and “Magnet” schools are designed to allow for alternative and experimental approaches to education in public school systems.  One approach is proving especially popular with parents and children and is outperforming peer institution in test scores and other measures of academic achievement.

In these experimental programs, students stay in one classroom with one teacher, who teaches objective content, holds to high academic standards, requires daily homework, and enforces discipline.  (How could that possibly work?)  The schools that are using this method call it TRADITIONAL education. [Read more...]

The German homeschooling family can stay!

The Supreme Court turned down the appeal of the Romeikes, that German  family who sought asylum in the United States after the German government threatened to take their children because they were homeschooling them.

But despite the family losing what seemed to be their final hope, the Department of Homeland Security suddenly announced that the Romeikes would be given “indefinite deferred status,” which means that they can stay in the United States after all! [Read more...]


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