Topic: Education

Angry about Unspent K-12 Education Funds? Support ESAs.

– September 17, 2021

“If you’re angry about these ludicrous spending bills, the time to demand another option is now, and it all starts with schools. We’re in a mess, but ESAs could help guide us out.” ~ Garion Frankel


How Activist Academia Destroyed Scholarly Peer Review

– September 4, 2021

“If these are the practices that Cambridge University Press is willing to tolerate from journals such as Contemporary European History, we may safely conclude that their ‘rigourous peer-review system’ is not so rigorous after all.” ~ Phillip W. Magness


Why Almost Nobody Knows Anything about Critical Race Theory

– September 2, 2021

“If we were to dig deeper, a look at biases in human reasoning would provide us with a richer understanding of the costs of sincerely trying to understand CRT and how it is or is not appropriately used at various levels of education.” ~ James E. Hanley


University Caves On Vaccine Lawsuit But Questions Remain

– August 24, 2021

“The parties resolved the case without a trial, which means that pressing legal questions never stood the test of litigation. Thus, the contest between individual rights and limited government on the one hand and public health discretion on the other still rages.” ~ Ethan Yang


To Mask, Or Not? Should I Yield to Authoritarians Who Resist Authority?

– August 13, 2021

“I work at a state university that is actively opposing the policy of those above them in the hierarchy of state government. Should I yield to these anti-authoritarian authoritarians and wear a mask?” ~ Randall G. Holcombe


Critical Economic Theory

– August 13, 2021

“Critical Economic Theory can provide the knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to stimulate real public policy debates instead of whatever lunacies currently take place on social media outlets.” ~ Robert E. Wright


American Democrats—Then and Now

– August 9, 2021

“The Biden Administration extended the CDC eviction moratorium despite admitting it was ‘unable to find legal authority for a new, targeted eviction moratorium,’ after extensive efforts to do so.” ~ Gary M. Galles


Prominent Law Professor Sues His School Over Vaccine Policy

– August 7, 2021

“The significance of this case cannot be overstated with vaccine mandates and passports being considered and implemented across the country. One does not need a background in law to understand that the pandemic has sent the country into another constitutional inflection point.” ~ Ethan Yang


Federal Court Rules Against Closing Private Schools

– July 29, 2021

“The Court’s ruling was a long-overdue check on the egos of California’s leaders who, through the entire pandemic, treated its citizens like lab rats. Its lockdown policies have been the most severe and the most arbitrary, paying little attention to evidence or the law.” ~ Ethan Yang


The “Honest History” Fraud

– July 20, 2021

“The best lesson young Americans could receive from studying history is a radical skepticism of officialdom and all its hokum. Virtue signaling is no substitute for learning how to defend one’s rights and liberties.” ~ James Bovard


States Shouldn’t Dictate Curricular Content

– July 12, 2021

“Regardless of how one tries to cut it, state involvement in schooling creates a profound alteration of political incentives. The debates in America over critical race theory in high school constitute the most recent (and most divisive) illustration of this.” ~ Vincent Geloso


Campusland: A Delightful Book Delivers

– July 7, 2021

“In Rules for Radicals, Saul D. Alinsky’s handbook for left-wing activists, Alinsky gives thirteen rules for community organizers. Rule number four is ‘Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.’ That rule is relevant for fighting wokeness on campus. And Scott Johnston, author of Campusland, a novel published in 2019, understands that.” ~ David R. Henderson