Education

August 13, 2013

Who Needs Subsidiarity: A Primer on Common Core

{Please welcome the first post by guest contributor Eric Wearne. -Ed.} As each new school year comes along, most states are moving further in trying to […]
August 20, 2013

One Test to Rule Them All?

“I gave you the chance of aiding me willingly, but you have elected the way of pain.” – Saruman, The Fellowship of the Ring The state […]
September 4, 2013

Mere Creatures of the State?

This past Thursday, German police forces raided a private home at 8 o’clock in the morning and removed four children from their parents.  According to a report, “The […]
September 4, 2013

Mrs. Cuccinelli: Why is Common Core asking about religion and other personal questions?

“Few people really know what is at stake in this election,” said Teiro Cuccinelli, wife of Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli. “It is very important that […]
September 13, 2013

What Do Parents Want in a School?

The Thomas B. Fordham institute recently published an interesting study about American parents.  Many education reports focus on test score-based accountability.  This paper is different in […]
September 23, 2013

Another Day In Paradise: A Day in the Life of a Work-From-Home, Homeschooling Dad

The science that is studied in the home is the greatest and most glorious of all sciences, very inadequately indicated by the word education, and nothing […]
September 25, 2013

Why Prosecute When You Can Intimidate? Government Bullying 101

Robert Small is a parent in Towson, Md., a Baltimore County town known in the area for the quality of its schools. Several years ago, the […]
October 10, 2013

Serenity. Now.

In the science fiction movie Serenity, the follow up to the too-soon-cancelled TV show Firefly, the hero, Captain Mal Reynolds, is being pursued by an assassin […]
October 31, 2013

Author of The Exorcist on Catholic Education, Abortion, and Faith

The Washington Post has an interview feature with William Peter Blatty, author of the blockbuster novel The Exorcist, the basis of the equally blockbuster film of […]