Montana is dropping federal unemployment benefits to force people back to work

We eat out all the time here, so it has been difficult to miss the employment shortage in restaurants. At one sports bar, they were serving everything with plastic picnicware. Plastic cups, plastic plates, plastic forks... This is something you typically do not see in Florida by the ocean, as we try to protect marine … Continue reading Montana is dropping federal unemployment benefits to force people back to work

California is destroying math education in its public schools

GET YOUR CHILDREN OUT OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS! I can't shout it any louder. We have gone from "No Child Left Behind" to "All Children Left Behind." In the name of "equity" - which Democrats define as equality of outcomes not equal opportunity, in true Soviet fashion - California is planning to eliminate "tracking" in math … Continue reading California is destroying math education in its public schools

One-third of college graduates work in positions that do not require a degree

Photo by cottonbro Since the Democratic Party is trying to triple the federal budget with new government spending legislation, one topic that keeps coming up is making college "free." Of course, nothing is ever "free" - someone is going to pay for it; the beneficiaries just don't want it to be them. Here's an interesting … Continue reading One-third of college graduates work in positions that do not require a degree

Why universal day care is terrible public policy

Photo by Alexandr Podvalny It is somewhat amusing to watch Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance emerge as the post-Trump cultural observer most reliably capable of driving the political left insane. Unlike Trump, Vance does not lend himself to ad hominem attacks. When Vance questions the efficacy of welfare programs, he brings with him a multi-generational connection to … Continue reading Why universal day care is terrible public policy

Most states have spent hardly any of the Covid-related education funding

The federal government demanded that American taxpayers borrow trillions of dollars to fund emergency spending for education, among other things. Schools need immediate funding to pay teachers, to prison-up their classrooms with plexiglass and bleach, etc. You can't send your kid back to school until everything is "safe." Yeah... about that. Most states have spent … Continue reading Most states have spent hardly any of the Covid-related education funding

Virginia plans to eliminate virtually all accelerated math classes because “equity”

It would seem Virginia's far-left Department of Education is radically restructuring what is taught in public schools. They have failed at reducing achievement gaps, so now they want everyone to receive a mediocre education. It started with eliminating advanced studies diplomas so that all students would receive a standard diploma: Leslie Sale, director of the … Continue reading Virginia plans to eliminate virtually all accelerated math classes because “equity”

Working dishonest media coverage into our homeschooling logic curriculum

Folks often ask me how our homeschooling curriculum differs from what is taught in public schools. I hardly know where to begin on that topic. To me, the biggest differences between classical homeschooling and a public school education are how children are taught and how their progress is evaluated. For example, homeschoolers teach subjects to … Continue reading Working dishonest media coverage into our homeschooling logic curriculum