All posts tagged "education"

  • Opinion
    Home Education inspires a Love of Learning

    Real Heroes: Homeschool Parents (Lawrence Reed of Foundation for Economic Education) – The hero in this story is...

  • Opinion
    Start Mentoring Kids Or The National Debt Won’t Be Our Biggest Problem

    (Fred Weinberg/The Penny Press) – It occurred to me while I was watching the speeches during the Republican Convention that there was probably one thing running through the life’s experience of the vast majority of the speakers. I’d be willing to bet that very few if any of those speakers had a...

  • Government
    Global Education – Making Education Worse

    (Jim Blockey/The Real Education Expert) – In the July 3rd, 2012 Education Week, they published an article by Noah Zeichner called Global Education: Bringing the World to Your Classroom. I hate to point this out, especially seeing no one really wants to hear the truth, but we are not succeeding in educating...

  • Politics
    Top Dem Donor Says Unions Are Strangling Education

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – And he wasn’t done. He also said that “Democrats are now on the wrong side of every important education-reform issue.” Wow. He’s not from Nevada, but Washington state Democrat Nick Hanauer, who’s donated more than $2.5 million to Democrats since 2001, and other big-time Democratic donors have had enough...

  • Government
    Nevada AFL-CIO Wants Voters To Approve Ballot Initiative For Increased Taxes For Education

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – A Nevada labor union leader said today his organization is “looking seriously” at launching a ballot initiative to put a tax hike to increase funding for education to the voters at the 2012 general election. “We are looking seriously at this process because the legislative process is...

  • Opinion
    E-Interview with NPRI’s Geoffrey Lawrence

    (David Mansdoerfer) – Today we will be talking with Nevada Policy Research Institutes (NPRI) Deputy Policy Director Geoffrey Lawrence. (DM) – NPRI recently appointed Andy Matthews as the new president. Do you see any major changes in how you guys operate now that he is in charge? (GL) – Oh, yes. Sharon...

  • Government
    A Way to Increase Government Efficiency Through Privatization

    NN&V Exclusive (David Mansdoerfer) – As any real conservative would tell you, government is generally inefficient – especially when it comes to funding social services and education. Layers of bureaucratic mess, combined with funding mandates, have left many social service programs in a rut. As social service programs are often decried as...

  • Government
    Educational Mediocrity Rules When Nuclear Family Destroyed

    NN&V Exclusive (Barbara Altman) – Educating our children today has become a major problem in our country. Why? That is a good question. Why have we settled for mediocrity? Because our family structure changed. Our children have been given too much power over themselves and their parents’ strength has been taken away...

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