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FREEDOM: What is the true ‘common core’ of education? (Part 2)

Policy - Education - Part 2RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., October 25, 2014 – The United States federal government spent approximately $141 billion on public education in fiscal 2014, yet test scores continued to fall in our K-12 schools and tuition continued to rise in our institutes of higher education. Additionally, vocational training remained relatively stagnant. Rather than throw more money at the problem, perhaps we should try to identify the root causes of the problems and try to fix them. That would be the “smart” thing to do … Read more

FREEDOM: U.S. education policy gets a failing grade (Part 1)

Policy - Education - Part 1RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., October 21, 2014 – The United States’ public education system needs to be taught a lesson. Skyrocketing costs plus plummeting test scores on international exams do not equal a successful educational program regardless of how we might be instructed to do the math. We need to develop an education policy that intelligently addresses the challenge our Nation faces in assuring that its future generations remain competitive in a global economy … Read more

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