Monthly Archives: February 2015

Ignoring the real obstacle to education

  More proof has come our way that the root cause of poor performance in public schools has nothing to do with the schools and everything to do with something beyond the schools’ control – poverty. The problem is slapping … Continue reading

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When legislators are bullied, students can suffer

  This legislative session, at least in the early going, is threatening to become the year of the bully. The bullies certainly hope so. And, if members of the majority party at the Capitol don’t start standing up to them … Continue reading

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Guns versus schools

  I will give gun rights advocate Kory Watkins credit for one thing. He knows how to get attention in the legislative arena, a not-so-easy accomplishment in a circus-like environment where, believe me, there is plenty of competition, especially this … Continue reading

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Vouchers: A tuition break at your expense

  Here’s more proof that the main push behind private school vouchers is not low-income children, despite advocates’ public declarations, but middle-class and upper-middle-class families who are seeking tuition help from fellow taxpayers. Asked about his position on vouchers this … Continue reading

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