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Homeschooling, Socialization, and the New Groupthink The Freeman
Homeschooling, Socialization, and the New Groupthink

Homeschooled students are, in fact, more socially resilient and flexible than their conventionally schooled peers — but what if the “socialization” question is code for a very different agenda?

Martin Luther King III on Educational Freedom Anything Peaceful
Martin Luther King III on Freedom, Justice, and School Choice

School choice is good for students and taxpayers, but the unions are fighting it tooth and nail.

How to Break the Link Between Expensive Homes and Good Schools Anything Peaceful
How to Break the Link Between Expensive Homes and Good Schools

In DC, getting into a public school where kids actually learn to read will cost you.

The "Great Stagnation" Started with Too Much Government Anything Peaceful
Government Caused the "Great Stagnation"

Incomes have stagnated because the economy has run out of ways to outgrow the state.

Will College Keep You Out of Jail? The Freeman
Sanders Is Wrong on College and Jail

“Upcredentialing” makes it harder to get an honest job without a college education.

Regulating School Choice Reverses Its Benefits Anything Peaceful
Regulating School Choice Reverses Its Benefits

Severe regulations on vouchers can make them worse than nothing.

Hillary Promises to Close All Public Schools Anything Peaceful
Hillary Clinton Promises to Close All Public Schools

"I wouldn't keep any school open that wasn't doing a better than average job."

Student Loan Subsidies Cause Almost All of the Increase in Tuition Anything Peaceful
Student Loan Subsidies Cause Almost All of the Increase in Tuition

So much of the subsidy is translated into higher tuition that enrollment doesn’t even increase — only student debt does!

Political Bias Overtakes Racial Bias Anything Peaceful
Political Bias Overtakes Racial Bias

Politics is exceeding race as a social fault line; universities are making the problem worse by promoting viewpoint conformity.

Safe Spaces Can’t Be Diverse The Freeman
Safe Spaces Can’t Be Diverse

We don’t need to dismiss either ideal to recognize that a space’s safety and its diversity will be inversely related. The more you have of one, the less you must have of the other.

The First Amendment Could Break the Grip of Government Unions Anything Peaceful
The First Amendment Could Break the Grip of Government Unions

A California teacher is challenging mandatory contributions to the union, and she's got a compelling case.

The Bullies Win at Yale Anything Peaceful
Ideas in Exile: The Bullies Win at Yale

Student protesters have driven two teachers out of Yale, and it won't end there.

How Affirmative Action Can Backfire Anything Peaceful
How Affirmative Action Backfires

Studies suggest that large racial preferences can "mismatch" students and universities, causing them to do worse in law school, drop out of STEM majors, and become socially segregated.

Can You Teach Entrepreneurship? Anything Peaceful
Can You Teach Entrepreneurship?

Many schools and universities have started entrepreneurship programs, but what can they actually teach? 

Student Demands: Conformity, Thought Police, Show Trials Anything Peaceful
Student Demands: Conformity, Thought Police, Show Trials

“We suggest that every week a faculty member come forward and publicly admit their participation in racism.”

What Can Be Named after Whom? Anything Peaceful
What Can Be Named after Whom?

Here's a graceful way to remove bad guys' names from buildings: sell the naming rights to those buildings at a discount.

Cancelling Yoga: "Multiculturalists" Succeed where Christian Conservatives Failed Anything Peaceful
Cancelling Yoga: "Multiculturalists" Succeed where Christian Conservatives Failed

The University of Ottawa student federation cancelled a yoga class for students with disabilities because it might be cultural appropriation.

Obama Supports (But Also Suppresses) Free Speech on Campus Anything Peaceful
Obama Supports (And Suppresses) Free Speech on Campus

"Do as I say, not as my federal bureaucrats commanded you."

Are We Becoming a Nation of George Costanzas? The Freeman
Are We Becoming a Nation of George Costanzas?

Thinking like Seinfeld’s George Costanza, are we demanding that government do something about what we perceive as the inherent unfairness of life?

How Much Learning Can Occur in Safe Spaces? The Freeman
How Much Learning Can Occur in Safe Spaces?

Millennials want to talk about diversity issues, but few feel comfortable doing so.

Strengthen U. vs. Coddle U.: Which College Would You Choose? Anything Peaceful
Strengthen U. vs. Coddle U.: Which College Would You Choose?

Strengthen University is dedicated to the idea of truth; Coddle University is decided to the idea that no one should ever feel bad.

When the Power of Love Replaced the Love of Power The Freeman
When the Power of Love Replaced the Love of Power

Today, when a candidate promises smaller government but ends up moderating his positions while in power, conventional wisdom credits him with having “grown in office.” Gladstone’s philosophy evolved in precisely the opposite direction.

Survey Says: African Americans Love School Choice Anything Peaceful
Survey Says: African Americans Love School Choice

Two-thirds of black voters in Alabama, Louisiana, New Jersey, and Tennessee support school vouchers.

 

Academia’s Rejection of Ideological Diversity Has Consequences Anything Peaceful
Academia’s Rejection of Ideological Diversity Has Consequences

The ideological imbalance that pervades academia fosters groupthink and undermines critical thinking. 

7 Ways the Department of Education Made College Worse Anything Peaceful
7 Ways the Department of Education Made College Worse

The feds have made college more expensive, lower quality, less competitive, and more unequal. 

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