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Stem-Cell Technique Could Clear Way for Federal Funding

AUGUST 24, 2006 by MIKE VAN WINKLE

"The breakthrough made in a small Massachusetts laboratory could put American embryonic stem-cell research back on track by removing the key objection that has stood in the way of federal funding." (Times of London, Thursday)

There goes the one thing the government wouldn't fund.

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"To Subsidize or Not to Subsidize" by Sheldon Richman

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Charter Schools Make Poor Showing in Govt. Study

AUGUST 23, 2006 by MIKE VAN WINKLE

"Fourth graders in traditional public schools did significantly better in reading and math than comparable children attending charter schools, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Federal Education Department. The report, based on 2003 test scores, thrust the Education Department into the center of the heated national debate over school choice. It also drew a barrage of criticism from supporters of charter schools, the fastest-growing sector in public education, who sent out press statements casting doubt on the reports methodology and findings even before they were announced." (New York Times, Wednesday)

Don't confuse charter schools with separation of school and state.

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"Knowledge, Ignorance, and Government Schools" by Sheldon Richman

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September 2014

For centuries, hierarchical models dominated human organizations. Kings, warlords, and emperors could rally groups--but also oppress them. Non-hierarchical forms of organization, though, are increasingly defining our lives. It's no secret how this shift has benefited out social lives, including dating, and it's becoming more commonplace even in the corporate world. But it has also now come even to organizations bent on domination rather than human flourishing, as the Islamic State shows. If even destructive groups rely on this form of entrepreneurial organization, then hierarchy's time could truly be coming to an end.
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