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We Should Pay Teachers More

I’ve heard the argument many times: teachers should be paid more. According to the slightly out of date figures on the NEA website, the average starting pay for teachers in the 2012-13 school year was $36,141. At least part of the argument is that we could have a better educational system if we paid…
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Introduction to Public Choice

Public choice uses economic methods to analyze political decision-making. Too often, both “policy experts” and the general public perceive problems and conclude that the government should do something about them, without evaluating whether government intervention could actually make things better. Public choice examines how the political process actually works rather than relying on a…
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Easterly, Buchanan, Hayek, and Economic Development

When I was an undergraduate student, the vast majority of my readings came from textbooks. For several years I looked at supply and demand graphs, calculated unemployment rates and elasticities, and answered questions about how changes in particular variables would impact inflation and economic growth according to various models. During my senior year, however, our economic…
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Tyranny Over the Mind

  The U.S. Justice Department under Attorney General Eric Holder recently said that homeschooling is not a fundamental right. The Obama administration made that argument in federal court regarding the Romeike family, Christians who sought asylum here in the land of the free after being severely persecuted in Germany. This is wrong on at least […]

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Pennsylvania Gets One Step Closer to School Choice

Benjamin Franklin would be proud. The Pennsylvania State Senate voted on Wednesday to pass the SB-1 a school choice Bill being given Bi-Partisian support from it’s Champions, Sen. Jeffrey Piccola (R) and Sen. Anthony Williams (D). According to the press release from the Center for Education Reform: “Kudos to the state’s courageous leadership, who put […]

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SOTU Response Part 6: Education: Take It Down, Start Again

  The educational system is beyond broken in this country, and for some reason, liberals and democrats think that if we take a system that’s broken down, and just feed it more money, then eventually it will hit some kind of magic tipping point and everything will work. That’s akin to taking a car with  […]

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Merit Pay for Teachers Is Like Patching A Flat Tire

After I heard about this I thought to myself – What? That’s very unsocialist of you, Mr. Obama. Then of course I realized that this is simply patching a flat tire – its throwing a bone to the consevatives, but at the same time its meaningless: sure you can give teachers merit pay – whcih […]

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