Author: Joel Turtel



April 26, 2008

Parents – Do You Want A Dumb, Illiterate Child? Keep Them In Public School

Filed under: Education & Schools - 26 Apr 2008

To teach children how to play the piano, you have to teach them the basics of music – keys, notes, chords, melody, and harmony. With these tools learned, your kids can experience the joy and sense of accomplishment from playing …

January 3, 2008

Today’s Public Schools – Pagan Religion Indoctrination Centers

Many public schools have become pagan religion indoctrination centers. These schools now teach children anti-Judeo-Christian beliefs and pagan religions, and try to mold children’s minds through the latest techniques in behavioral psychology. Here are two examples of how schools now …

September 2, 2007

Public-School Excuse #1 — Give Us More Money!

Filed under: Education & Schools - 02 Sep 2007

If more money meant better education for our kids, our public schools should have vastly improved over the last 75 years. Yet the reverse is true. In dollars adjusted for inflation, public schools spent about $876 per year for elementary …

August 26, 2007

Most Parents Are Not Idiots Or Negligent

Filed under: Education & Schools,The Nanny State - 26 Aug 2007

Why do we need compulsory-attendance laws? Why compel parents to send their children to public schools? Wouldn’t parents naturally educate their children without compulsion? Human nature and history prove this to be the case. All over the world, parents push …

August 20, 2007

School Choice Will Destroy The Public Schools?

Filed under: Education & Schools - 20 Aug 2007

Public-school defenders often argue that school choice would destroy the public schools. Almost 90 percent of children in this country attend public schools. If we had vouchers, no compulsory attendance laws, and an unregulated education free market, millions of parents …

August 18, 2007

Ancient Greece Did Not Need Licensed Teachers

Contrary to popular notions, teacher licensing in public schools does not insure teacher quality. A license also does not even insure that a public-school teacher is an expert in the subject she teaches. In fact, in our upside-down public-school system, …

August 16, 2007

Enslaving Ourselves By Majority Rule

At the end of the nineteenth century, federal taxes only absorbed about 3 percent of the national income ($6.64 per person), and state and municipal taxes added another 6 percent ($13.28 per person). There was no income tax, except a …

August 15, 2007

The “Fair Share” Cannibals

Filed under: Taxes & Taxation,The Nanny State - 15 Aug 2007

The idea of forcing someone to pay his “fair share” of taxes through progressive income taxes applies only to a society of cannibals. It applies to a society where the majority has the right to devour those people who earn …

August 10, 2007

Public Schools Are Un-American

Compulsory-attendance laws force parents to send their children to public schools. These laws presume that the politicians we vote into office, our agents, have the right to take away parents’ liberty and inalienable rights. Compulsory education means that in …

August 7, 2007

Title: Surprise — Public School Class Size Doesn’t Matter Very Much

Filed under: Education & Schools - 07 Aug 2007

School authorities often complain that classes are too large. They claim that teachers can’t be expected to give their students the individual attention they need if there are too many students in the class. On the surface, this excuse seems …

August 5, 2007

The Charter School Wars — Why Public Schools Hate Charter

Many public school authorities hate charter schools. It’s not hard to see why. Charter schools embarrass local public schools because they often do a better job educating children, for less money. For example, in the 1999-2000 school year, …

August 4, 2007

Public-School True Believers With A Mission

One reason public schools get away with educational failure,year after year, is because they are run by school officials who passionately believe in what they are doing. As the great English writer C. S. Lewis wrote, “Of all tyrannies, a …

July 11, 2007

“We” — The Democrats’ Most Vicious Word

Filed under: The Democrats - 11 Jul 2007

Last night I listened to the Democratic candidates’ Presidential debate and I got almost physically sick. They kept repeating their most vicious word, “we”. Here’s some typical policies the Democrat-looter candidates suggested:

June 30, 2007

The Rotten Apples — Why Public Schools Are NOT Accountable To Parents

Here’s another argument that public-school bureaucrats use to “justify” their monopoly control over our children’s minds and lives. They claim that we cannot trust the free-market to educate our children because too many free-market (private) schools are greedy for profits, …

June 24, 2007

The Eco-Radicals’ Real Motives

Filed under: Radical Environmentalism - 24 Jun 2007

The driving force behind the eco-radicals’ fierce efforts to strangle the free market with environmental regulations is their virulent hatred for a free, prosperous economy. Yet behind this hatred is an even deeper one. To understand why they …

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