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A Book Recommendation for the Middle/Younger Readers

Yang the Youngest, And His Terrible Ear by Lensey Namioka- this is that rare find, a contemporary book about a modern family that my children were allowed to read. It is current, but the children are not obnoxious, snotty little twerps and the parents are not idiots. Nobody is being abused and no parents are […]

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More Richard Mitchell

The state of American government education is simply not a “problem” that can be solved. It is rather an enormous fact of life, a self-perpetuating institution elaborated from within by principle, not caprice, governed by collective assent, not individual talent. It easily absorbs the shock of every criticism by pretending to “reform” itself, only to […]

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The Federal Government in Education

Read two posts by Spunky Read Scott Read Dave Read your Constitution. Remember your Richard Mitchell. In fact, let us revisit that man who writes so well on so many education related issues, including: that process in which one educationistic bureaucracy solicits a slice of our money from another educationistic bureaucracy in order to remedy […]

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Abortion, When the Babies Survive

This post is at least a PG-13 I’ve mentioned Gianna Jesson here before. According to this BBC article, Her mother was 7 1/2 months pregnant when ‘it was decided’ that her ‘fetus’ should be aborted. Don’t you like that vague picture in the phrase ‘it was decided?’ Richard Mitchell points out in Less Than Words […]

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Another Pooh Story

Listening to the Winnie the Pooh CD for perhaps the tenth time in two days, the FYG asked me, “Why is Eeyore always like this, ‘Oh, poor me, nobody is looking at me, nobody notices me,’ and just gloomy?” She uses a gloomy voice, too, when she is representing Eeyore’s speech. It is bedtime, and […]

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