Update 11: "Stupid In America: How We Are Cheating Our Kids" with John Stossel, the libertarian-leaning reporter with a sense of humor, airs tomorrow on ABC at 10 p.m., East Coast time. Believe it or not, Mr. Stossel is pushing sixty!
Update 12: Sheldon Richman shares his 'liberate the schools' plan. He means well, but the word "naive" comes to mind. Sheldon's two-cents on vouchers is better.
Update 13: Whaaa? The case of the flying shrimp might appear on my torts test.
Update 14: "Writing in the American Conservativemagazine, Georgie Anne Geyer notes, "Even a fine newspaper like the Los Angeles Times for a period had its op-ed page marked 'Left and Right,' as if there were nothing in between."
Update 15: A family member requested that we watch the Stossel education piece, so the Ironman and I caught about 50 minutes of it. I enjoyed the segment about the Belgian schools and the so-called rubber rooms for crooked teachers. But the second half of the ABC show came across as an infomercial for choice-charter-schools-vouchers. John Stossel does Clint Bolick, and nary a word about separating school from state. Ok, back to contracts.
Update 16: Christian homeschoolers make an appearance at (pro-g-school) Sam Alito's confirmation hearings.Aside: Steve Sailer blogs about married-with-children and the Supreme Court culture.
Update 17: Beatrisa Liang, a high-energy home scholar, competed in St. Louis, but didn't earn a spot on the 2006 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team as she came in fifth. However, Bebe was named to the Junior World Team.
Update 18: A sizeable number of homeschooling families are agrarians either in practice or at heart. FYI: Henry Lamb's article about fedgov's proposed National Animal Identification System.
Update 19:"They're far too close-minded to be liberal," says my friend Ed Cutting of the college town that never sleeps. It's far-left activism, 24-7, and it makes for a proudly arrogant populace. Fun article.
Update 20: The Oklahoma Education Association has filed a lawsuit. Goal: To force the Ok Lege to "properly" fund publik edukashun. The dumbing down of Sooner State children is apparently a bargain at $11,000 per student.