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Jun 21st, 2017 11:29 am | By

There’s this guy at a large Alabama high school who teaches AP (Advanced Placement) Economics and Government/Political Science. He has a summer reading list from which the students are supposed to choose one. Maybe they all have to read the separately listed John Stossel one? Not clear.

2014-2015: Summer Reading

No They Can’t: Why Government Fails-But Individuals Succeed, John Stossel


•1.  SuperFreakonomics, Steven Levitt & Stphen Dubner

2.  Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder: Savage Solutions, Michael Savage

3. The Political Zoo, Michael Savage

4. The Enemy Within, Michale Savage

5. The Dynamics of Working-Class Politics, Michael Savage

6. Trickle Up Poverty: Stopping Obama’s Attack on Our Borders, Economy, and Security,  Michael Savage

7. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative

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Guest post: A very narrow set of options at the end of it

Sep 12th, 2016 4:15 pm | By

Guest post by Maureen Brian, originally a reply to a question I asked on a Facebook post of hers about the fact that “we have set up the [UK] education system so that, essentially, you have to fail and fail visibly at the academic curriculum before you are allowed to do something else.”

I look back nearly seventy years and I remember the early years of school and that most of it seemed to be just fun. I realise, though, that I learned a hell of a lot then and was better taught than at some stages of secondary.

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Stiff resistance

Dec 8th, 2011 2:53 pm | By

This is just terribly sad – Jerry Coyne gave a lecture on evolution at a public school and a lot of the students were simply “offended” in their religious beliefs.

I am dispirited. I’ve just returned from a two-hour lecture and Q&A session at the Woodlawn Charter School, a public school run by the University of Chicago on the South Side of the city.  Some of the high-school biology students are reading Why Evolution is True, and I gave a presentation on the evidence for evolution—with a tiny bit about why religion prevents Americans from accepting evolution, for I was asked to mention that topic—followed by an hour of questions.

Some of the questions were good, and some of

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