Tag Archives: school-choice

[PODCAST] #500: Patrick Byrne – A Vision For Education (Porcfest Interview)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPatrick Byrne is the CEO of Overstock.com and the Chairman of EdChoice. EdChoice, originally developed by Milton Friedman, is now a national leader in school choice research. EdChoice publishes studies, surveys, legislative analyses and blog posts to help the public, the media and key stakeholders understand how school choice is affecting families and students across the United States and internationally. Patrick and I sat down at Porcfest to discuss the history of the school choice movement, political frustrations, and his efforts to promote his vision for education. Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us On Patreon Shop With Us At Amazon Your continued ...

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[PODCAST] #343e: Kate Baker – Education Options, Live Q&A (2015 Liberty Forum)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart Five in our 2015 New Hampshire Liberty Forum Discussions Kate and I sat down in front of a live audience following her presentation, Moving to the Free State with Children: A Discussion of Education Options in NH. Kate's Bio: Kate Baker is the Executive Director of the Network for Educational Opportunity, an education resource and networking organization and the first organization to implement the NH Education Tax Credit Scholarships. She was a teacher of the performing arts for almost a decade and is passionate about gifted education, charter schools and school choice. Kate is proud to serve on the Polaris Charter School Board of Trustees and has worked tirelessly, on behalf of NH ...

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[PODCAST] #343a: Dr. Jody Underwood – Defining the Current Public School Problem (2015 Liberty Forum)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart One in our 2015 New Hampshire Liberty Forum Discussions (Photo Credit: Virgil Vaduva) Jody's Presentation: Public education is based on some flawed ideas: (1) Geographic location determines your opportunity to become educated. (2) Age determines what other students you are grouped with. (3) Taxes can be used only for government-run schools. (4) All children must get a “free” education. (5) Taxes are needed to pay for public schooling. I will argue that free and appropriate education needs to be changed to appropriate access to education – not daycare or medical support. I will present these and related ideas using general principles and my experiences as chair of the Croydon school board. I will ...

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217: A Smorgasbord of Topics With Dan Carlin

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA long-awaited and frequently-requested discussion with Dan Carlin, the host of the Common Sense and Hardcore History podcasts. Dan was one of the first podcasters I ever listened to on a regular basis. Some of what we discussed: -What happened to the media? -Narrow-casting -Dan's transition from radio to podcasting, how did that happen? -The process for producing Hardcore History -Is history shaped more by philosophy/prevailing ideologies or by accidents/wildcard events? -The dreaded Nazi questions: could happen here? Is it happening here? -An American way to fascism? -Civil Libertarianism vs total libertarianism (personal and economic) -Can we expect to maintain civil liberties with stricter economic controls? -What kinds of people are attracted to political ...

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154: School Choice and the Minefield of Educational Politics

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPicture: Trustees of the General Education Board, the first Rockefeller foundation, at a retreat in Rockland, Maine, in July 1915. Front row, from left: Edwin A. Alderman, Frederick T. Gates, Charles W. Eliot (former president of Harvard University), Harry Pratt Judson (president of University of Chicago), Wallace Buttrick (executive officer of the Board). Second row, from left: Wickliffe Rose (head of the Rockefeller public health programs), Hollis B. Frissell, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., E. C. Sage, Albert Shaw, Abraham Flexner. Third row, from left: George E. Vincent (president of the Rockefeller Foundation), Anson Phelps Stokes, Starr J. Murphy, Jerome D. Greene Topics: Kate Baker, the Executive Director of The Network For Educational Opportunity, joins ...

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Full Video – 154: School Choice and the Minefield of Educational Politics

Topics: Kate Baker, the Executive Director of The Network For Educational Opportunity, joins me to discuss her battles in educational politics, school choice, the history of compulsory schooling, and parenting. This is an edited version of 7-26-12 show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look Closer: N.H. will request waiver from NCLB http://m.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20120722%2FNEWS%2F207220339%2F-1%2FNEWSMAP&template=wapart Network for Education Opportunity http://networkforeducation.org/ A SHORT ANGRY HISTORY OF AMERICAN FORCED SCHOOLING http://4brevard.com/choice/Public_Education.htm The Underground History of American Education: A Schoolteacher's Intimate Investigation Into The Problem Of Modern Schooling http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ Help School Sucks, Tragedy and Hope and John Taylor Gatto: Enter the coupon code: "SCHOOLSUCKS"

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110: School Sucks At the Movies (#1) – The Cartel

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we'll discuss sound, the f-word in Christmas songs and a documentary called The Cartel. This film looks at various levels of corruption in the government school system, primarily using New Jersey as a case study. The filmmaker, Bob Bowden supports voucher programs and the expansion of charter schools. Although I have always opposed vouchers as a "solution" to a "problem," the stories in the film got me thinking about this issue in new ways. However, I am still not a proponent of vouchers. Look Closer: The Cartel Website http://www.thecartelmovie.com/ An Unfavorable Review of The Cartel http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2009/10/the_cartel_movie_review_docume.html $700 Billion Bank Bailout was Secretly $7 Trillion http://www.whiteoutpress.com/articles/q42011/700-billion-dollar-bank-bailout-was-secretly-7-trillion571/

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