Tag Archives: education policy

Green Party editorial: Andrew Cuomo Wants Your Child To Compete In The Hunger Games

An opinion piece by Michael O’Neil, Secretary of the Green Party of New York State:

Editorial: Andrew Cuomo Wants Your Child To Compete In The Hunger Games

Kids from rich and poor districts compete against each other in a high-stakes game designed to reinforce a rigid class system. The plot to Suzanne Collins’ smash hit The Hunger Games, or Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new scheme for $200 million in “competitive school grants”?… Read more ...

Evergreen Libertarian: Let’s put the teachers in charge

Michael H. Wilson at Evergreen Libertarian:

The standoff between the Republicans and the Democrats in Wisconsin over the unions has managed to capture a significant portion of the news and now is spreading to Ohio, Indiana and elsewhere. Teachers are a large portion of the government employees involved. Caught in the middle of all of this are the students whose schools have been closed in some cases and the taxpayers who have to foot the bill.… Read more ...

Pat Dixon via Libertarian Party blog: ‘The Gay Agenda’

Pat Dixon’s column introduced by Brad Ploeger at Libertarian Party blog:

The Libertarian Party of Texas’s Chairman, Pat Dixon, wrote an excellent piece and with his permission I am reposting it here on LP.org the original post may be found here.

"I don’t know why you feel compelled to support a queer lifestyle when there are so many more important items on our agenda.

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Alex Snitker: ‘Selling Out Our Children’s Education’

Column by Florida Libertarian US Senate candidate Alex Snitker emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

The United States Constitution gives the federal government the authority to do quite a few things. Meddling in our children’s education isn’t one of them. But that hasn’t stopped them from spending another $4.35 billion in stimulus money under the guise of reforming K-12 public education.… Read more ...

Brian Holtz: ‘School Vouchers Test Anarcholibertarian Strategy’

Posted by Brian Holtz at Libertarian Intelligence:

Anti-school-voucher anarchists are often so mired in their anarchist abolitionism that they can’t bring themselves to confront this simple question: would vouchers decrease the entanglement of school and state?

Even an anarcholibertarian like David Friedman has spoken favorably of vouchers as a way to start getting the government out of education — where (bad news!)… Read more ...

Reverend Billy Talen for Mayor campaign gives numbers: 12,000 signatures

William Talen — also known as “Reverend Billy” — is collecting signatures to run on the Green Party line for Mayor of New York City. In an August 11th letter from Savitri of the Reverend Billy Talen for Mayor campaign to supporters, information was given about the number of signatures already collected, as well as an upcoming campaign event.… Read more ...