Tag: public schools

Culture

The Libertarian Case Against Public Schools

Conservatives and libertarians have a precarious relationship. On the surface, they appear to agree on some issues, but once you …

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History

Slavery in the Bible

This guest post is by Rev. Donald Ehrke. He is a Libertarian, a former GOP campaign manager, and ordained minister …

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Appearances

LCC interviewed about homeschooling at Liberty.me

My wife and I joined Manuel Lora of Liberty.me Odds and Ends Podcast and author Lucy Steigerwald for a discussion …

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News

News of the Week, Sept. 9th, 2012 Edition: Anarchism and Christianity?

Recapping the interesting and significant news and articles of the past week. Bob Murphy reconciles anarcho-capitalism with Christianity. Doug Newman …

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Culture

The Problem with Public Education

In the wake of the shootings in Phoenix, Arizona, earlier this year, a bill was proposed in the Arizona legislature …

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Book Reviews

“Bible And Government” Book Review

Review of Bible and Government: Public Policy from a Christian Perspective, by John Cobin (Alertness Ltd., 2003). 256 pages, $10.95. …

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Culture

Classic Essay: Against School

By John Taylor Gatto, originally published in Harpers, September 2003. How public education cripples our kids, and why I taught …

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Economics

Teensploitation

This entry is part 20 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

Far from being environments conducive to learning, schools across the world coerce students to conform to the whims of politicians and bureaucrats. Billed as bastions of free expression, intellectual honesty and rigor, administrators have turned schools into prisons for the mind, where one-size- fits-all policies are forced upon youth and where independent thoughts are discarded. It’s a world in which the government will tell a student what they can and can’t think, wear, say, or do. It’s a world that crushes the individual for the benefit of those in power — a practice we’ve dubbed “Teensploitation.”

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Economics

Why being a candidate can be beneficial for liberty

Though I think it is misguided to believe that electoral politics is the primary means of effecting change for the …

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President's Blog

Thoughts on Homeschooling

Recently, Sweden has made a lot of noise about banning homeschooling. It isn’t set in stone yet, and in fact …

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