What if Education Was Left to the Free Market?

By Stephen Hicks – Re-Blogged From Savvy Street

Nothing can come into our minds as knowledge and nothing can become a skill except that we choose to make it so. So the real cost of education is the effort each individual has to put into it.

Higher education can be a path to a successful life. Yet many successful people did not graduate from college and many unsuccessful people have impressive degrees.

So who should go to college? And who should pay for it?

Let’s start by imagining an average student who wants to go to college but has no money and compare that student’s options in socialized and free-market education systems.

In a socialized system, the government pays for it. The student eventually graduates, goes to work, and starts to pay taxes.

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A Primer on the Hatred of Climate Skeptics and other Leftists

In case you missed it, our friends at americanthinker.com had a fantastic column (which won’t load now due to internal server error, but is cached by Google, so I repeat it here) by Dr. Danusha V. Goska in 2014. She was a life-long leftist and wrote that she has abandoned that philosophy. Here, she gives her top ten reasons. It parallels many if the trials and tribulations climate skeptics suffer at the hands of [climate activists]. I highly recommend it, and I recommend sending it to every activist who calls you a “climate denier”. There may be hope yet for those who value spewing hate over rational debate. – Anthony Watts


By Dr. Danusha V. Goska – Re-Blogged From http://www.WattsUpWithThat.com

How far left was I? So far left my beloved uncle was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party in a Communist country. When I returned to his Slovak village to buy him a mass card, the priest refused to sell me one. So far left that a self-identified terrorist proposed marriage to me. So far left I was a two-time Peace Corps volunteer and I have a degree from UC Berkeley. So far left that my Teamster mother used to tell anyone who would listen that she voted for Gus Hall, Communist Party chairman, for president. I wore a button saying “Eat the Rich.” To me it wasn’t a metaphor.

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Mike Rowe: “If you really want to make America great again, you’ve got to make work cool again” [VIDEO]

Television host Mike Rowe. the former “Dirty Jobs” host and QVC pitchman said he’s sent letters to both former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump drawing attention to this.


Mike Rowe on How to Combat Unemployment & the Skills Gap | Fox News Insider

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America CAN’T Be Great Again…Unless the Education System Is Reformed!

By Nicholas Wishek – Re-Blogged From http://eaglerising.com

St. Ignatius Loyola, supposedly said, “Give me the child, I will give you the man.”

This was true as far back as the Spartans and continues today in Islamic madrasas turning out suicide bombers. To restore traditional American values we must reform the education system.

Watching the ongoing, near hysterical, opposition to President Trump one has to wonder what the heck the protesters are thinking. One can understand the political leaders’ opposition – they fear that their power and cushy jobs are in jeopardy, but the media and the Never Trumpers? Why?

If things had been going extremely well, then maybe it would make sense to oppose the Trump agenda. But things weren’t going well. Anyone one with a lick of common sense should recognize the country was in bad shape and getting worse before President Trump’s election.

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Trump Hits DC With $10.5 Trillion in Cuts

By Tim Brown – Re-Blogged From Freedom Outpost

Well, this certainly sounds promising, if it comes to pass.  Named and unnamed sources inside the Trump transition team have said that President Donald Trump has been working with others to bring about a massive reduction in spending.

The Hill reports:

“The proposed cuts hew closely to a blueprint published last year by the conservative Heritage Foundation, a think tank that has helped staff the Trump transition.

“Similar proposals have in the past won support from Republicans in the House and Senate, who believe they have an opportunity to truly tackle spending after years of warnings about the rising debt.

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Students Defaulted Or Didn’t Pay Down Student Loan Debts

 By Seth Connell – Re-Blogged From http://blabber.buzz

If you thought the housing bubble was bad, just wait for the impending collapse of the student loan industrial complex.

Dept of Education Reveals HALF Of All Students Defaulted Or Didn’t Pay Down Student Loan Debts

Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Education released a memo stating that the department had overestimated the number of graduated students from colleges and trade schools actively paying off their loans.

The updated numbers provide a shocking view into the current economic situation, but also what will be coming in future years.

The Wall Street Journal analyzed the numbers released by the Dept. of Education, and found that the repayment rates were inflated in 99.8% of the schools analyzed.

Before going any further, just let that sink in for a moment. This was not a small technical glitch that skewed numbers in a couple of cases. No, the correct numbers were the stark exception to the rule, and that rule was that the true numbers of loan repayments were never reported truthfully.

Yet for the past several years, the Department has maintained that students are repaying their loans at a rate that is just dandy. Well, by the Department’s own admission, that is not the case (and I am not in the least bit surprised).

The new analysis shows that at more than 1,000 colleges and trade schools, or about a quarter of the total, at least half the students had defaulted or failed to pay down at least $1 on their debt within seven years.

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White Liberal College Students say Requiring IDs to Vote is Racist, African-Americans Disagree

By Onan Coca – Re-Blogged From http://constitution.com

For years members of the left and the right have been arguing about the conflict between voter suppression and voter fraud. The left argues that any attempt to make voters prove who they are, when voting, is voter suppression. The right argues the converse — that not forcing voters to prove who they are, is a blatant attempt to make voter fraud easier.

Further, the left routinely uses the African-American community as a bludgeon against the right’s attempt to end voter fraud. Liberals argue that asking voters to present an ID when they vote is racist, because black voters either have a difficult time getting an ID or because black voters don’t know how to get an ID.

Think about that argument for a second. Doesn’t it become blatantly obvious that liberals believe the black community is stupid? The liberal argument against voter IDs is in and of itself… racist. If you need more evidence, then watch this great video from Fox News’ Ami Horowitz and see how black voters in Harlem react to liberal arguments against voter IDs.

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