Category Archives: Education

LCCC Bond Boondoggle Should Be Blasted Right Out of the Sky

By Bradley Harrington

Brad Harrington

“The right of property is the guardian of every other right, and to deprive a people of this, is in fact to deprive them of their liberty.” — Arthur Lee, “An Appeal to the Justice and Interests of the People of Great Britain,” 1775 —

A long, long time ago on a planet far, far away, there once was a kingdom where people were hungry.

Not everybody was hungry, not even most, but a few people were — and this distressed the King, who wanted all his people fed, and the King surmised this was not happening due to the greed of those who had things when it came to the needs of those who had not. read more

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“Public” Educators: Experts At Creating Herds of Robots

By Bradley Harrington

Brad Harrington

“The more subsidized it is, the less free it is. What is known as ‘free education’ is the least free of all, for it is a state-owned institution. It is socialized education — just like socialized medicine or the socialized post office — and cannot possibly be separated from political control.” — Frank Chodorov, “Why Schools are not Free,” 1948 —

For anyone interested in developing an understanding of what’s wrong with our “educational” system, one need look no further than this: read more

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Handling Wyoming “Education” Crisis

By Bradley Harrington

Brad Harrington

“Mass schooling damages children. We don’t need any more of it. And under the guise that it is the same thing as education, it has been picking our pockets just as Socrates predicted it would thousands of years ago.” — John Taylor Gatto, “Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Education,” 2005 —

The Wyoming State Legislature had a golden opportunity to institute true solutions to our “education” funding crisis this year, but -– in true, typical “mixed-economy,” “welfare-state” fashion, they dropped the ball again: read more

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SOFT FASCISM

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, THE UNDERMINING OF FREE ENTERPRISE, EMERGENCE OF “SOFT FASCISM”

Over the past decade, the expression public-private partnership has crept into our public lexicon. What is a public-private partnership? What purposes were they supposedly created to serve? What, on the other hand, is free enterprise? Are the two compatible?In answering these questions we shall see that although advocates of public-private partnerships frequently speak of economic development, public-private partnerships really amount to economic control—they are just one of the key components of the collectivist edifice being built up around the idea of sustainable development. Within the economic arena of sustainable development is the emergence of what we might call soft fascism: a system that fits the dictionary definitions of fascism but whose totalitarian effects will be felt primarily by those who wish to walk their own paths in life rather than walk the paths the sustainable developers are in the process of laying down. read more

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So Cal Berkeley’s Back?

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

At a higher education symposium, in early 1960, a parent asked naively, “Why be educated?” The reply, “Because statistically an educated man makes so much more money a year.” A student who rejected that “impoverished value,” asked, “Why make more money?” A erudite professor opined, “So that you can send your children to the university.” What will that money buy in liberal bastions of higher education today?

In 1964, at Berkeley, “The Free Speech Movement” arose simultaneously with the “hippie world of drugs.” At first it was neither Left or Right, but rather a “call for freedom to express any political view on Sproul Plaza.” It rapidly became the “Dirty Speech Movement,” in which freedom had become shouting four-letter words into a microphone. It became a place for the New Left which espoused the teaching of the neo-Marxist Herbert Marcuse. It wasn’t coincidental that it was simultaneous with the Vietnam student protests as 25,000 American troops served in Southeast Asia. read more

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