LIBERTY: Reforming education across New England

Saturday, December 2, 2006

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/
oped/articles/2006/12/01/reforming_education_across_
new_england/?rss_id=Boston+Globe+–+Op-ed+columns

http://tinyurl.com/vwbjr

 

Reforming education across New England
By Evan Dobelle | December 1, 2006
Evan Dobelle is president and CEO of the New England Board of Higher Education.

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Addressing higher education access and success should be a top regional priority for New England’s governors. Problems and solutions will vary somewhat from state to state, but here are some regional strategies for the six chief executives to consider:

Hold a summit meeting on how public education is financed. New England is failing its urban, rural, low-income and first-generation students from the Berkshires to Boston. All the best intentions about making these underserved students “college-ready” and closing the “education gap” are empty as long as tax-poor cities are dependent on local property taxes to finance their schools.

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Isn’t interesting how when, on the rare occasion when they will admit the system is a failure, no one ever says “let’s try something else”. It’s always more big gubamint solutions, more taxes, more programs, more funding, and ad nausum.

Look at technical education in the marketplace for an exemplar of how it COULD work.

You can be “certified” in Cisco, Microsoft, and bunch of other stuff.

For example, if you invest ~30k in your education and get a Cisco certification, then you can expect to make ~75k per year. That’s a ROI!

In the technical education field, there is tremendous competition. So costs are low and benefits are high.

Now compare that to “public education”?

Mandatory attendance. Drug problems. Performance problems. Graduating functional illiterates. Any entrenched unionized bunch of “public employees” with big pensions, lifetime employment, and guaranteed employment.

Can you imagine a bigger disaster?

So let’s close the gubamint propaganda reeducation camps and let people figure out the “education problem” free from government interference.

Then stand back and watch what freedom can deliver.

 


FUN: Laughing at Drug “War”; Crying at the results.

Saturday, December 2, 2006

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http://tinyurl.com/wkrbu

If we laugh at them, they lose the battle for people’s minds.


TECHNOLOGY: Letters 2 My Child

Saturday, December 2, 2006

http://www.letters2mychild.com/

Letters 2 My Child

Letters to my child is my domain that I bought from GoDaddy for several years.

I then used “Google Apps for Your Domain” (free) to host the web site and handle the email.

If your interested, I can show you what I did for this site.

Seems like an easy way to seed your business.


ALUMNI: Another week; another issue of Jasper Jottings

Saturday, December 2, 2006

Shipped! Tme to start next week’s.


RANT: FOXNEWS is reporting a Social Security tax hike

Saturday, December 2, 2006

They have to be kidding.

I can’t believe that the republicans, the administration, and all the congress critters could be so stupid.

It’ll make it a bigger blood bath than the last election.


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