Note to the Department of Education: Mao Zedong murdered 65 million people.
This is the estimated number is from The Black Book of Communism: if some people consider that number suspect, there’s also Frank Dikötter’s estimate* of 45 million killed during the “Great Leap Forward.” Even the New York Times thinks that 30 million died in that atrocity, while noting that the ChiComs admit to 16 million murdered by the state** during that time period. In short: | Read More »
Get Ready: Conservatives Are About to Support the Federal Takeover of Schools
After Mitt Romney attacked Rick Perry for joining Milton Friedman in calling social security a “ponzi scheme”, conservative intellectuals in the DC-NY corridor suddenly began treating Friedman as John Maynard Keynes’ bastard love child with Karl Marx and rejecting all calls to reform social security because Rick Perry dared to call it a ponzi scheme. Considering the behavior of conservative intellectuals in Washington and New | Read More »
SWAT team raids by… US Department of Education.
[UPDATE: Folks, it looks like they just updated the story and changed the URL. Here you go with the new one.] Apparently, there was this woman who had skipped out on her student loans, so the feds sent a SWAT team to her house to deliver a search warrant. That is to say, the SWAT team stormed the house, broke down the door, handcuffed her | Read More »
Education Reform and New Jersey
I’ve said that Chris Christie losing out on $400 million over four years in federal grant money on Education could be a blessing in disguise–and I wanted to explain why that is. So this week Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced $3.4 billion split between ten “winners” under their Race to the Top program, with the overwhelming bulk of the remaining pool of money (yes, that’s | Read More »