Why Are Democrats Against Vouchers?

Great story on a great school but sadly, 60 Minutes failed to tell the audience about the Democrats opposition to vouchers and charter schools. From Forbes: “60 Minutes” did a great job Sunday night of telling the story of St. Benedict’s Prep, a boys’ Catholic high school in the heart of Newark, N.J., that year […]

Recruitment of Foreign Students Sows Discord

Colleges have been heavily recruiting Int’l students, especially from China, India, ad Saudi Arabia. The percentages of these students at some universities is shocking.  What percentage is the optimal? From the WSJ: Chutian Shao moved from China to the Midwest college town of Champaign, Ill., a few years ago. Some days, he says, it feels […]

Visit the Reagan Library and Vatican Exhibit

A definite journey worth making, is a pilgrimage to the excellent museum in southern California. It will give you hope that America can once again emerge from despair to hope with a great visionary leader. We need a pope and president that can can work together to defeat jihad just as JPII and Reagan took down […]

In Defense of Charter School Discipline

The left wants to keep kids in poorly performing schools with no competition. From the WSJ: This year charter-school enrollment grew by 260,000 studentsnationwide. Most of the fastest-growing charter networks, including Success Academies in New York City, which I run, believe we have a responsibility both to push children to achieve their potential and to […]

Liberal History Whitewash

Sadly, more corruption in education today. From National Review: Whom would our undergrads revile if they knew a bit more history? A fetish for de-honoring objectionable historical figures is sweeping American college campuses. Targets range from unrepentant bastards like Jeffery Amherst to imperfect great men like Thomas Jefferson. I wonder if America’s undergrads realize that […]

How to Finance College

Many good links on this page! From the WSJ: College is one of the biggest investments any parent—or student—will make. But how much do they really know about the high finance of higher education? Here are eight questions that should give them a good head start. Intelligent Conservatives, Read On: Eight Questions to Answer Before […]

Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association

Interesting case that will have huge implications, if the plaintiffs prevail. From the WSJ: Defending free speech has been a notable strength of the current Supreme Court, and on Monday the Justices hear a case that gives them a rare and splendid opportunity to repair damage to the First Amendment done by the Court itself. […]

The Top 200 Greatest Sites of the U.S.A.

This bucket list compiles 200 of America’s greatest treasures. From the skyscrapers of New York to the small villages of New England to the dunes of New Mexico and the coral reefs of Hawai’i, America is an intoxicatingly stunning and diverse country and there’s enough to see to satisfy a lifetime’s worth of experiences. Source: […]

Left-Wing Hypocrisy

The Left’s highly selective application of today’s standards to yesterday’s heroes. The latest round of condemning the past on the moral criteria of the present started with banning the Confederate flag from public places. Now it is on to airbrushing away progressive old white guy Woodrow Wilson, in Trotskyized fashion, from public commemoration. But do […]