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Why Are Public Schools Fighting To Keep Home School Kids Off Their Teams?

Why Are Public Schools Fighting To Keep Home School Kids Off Their Teams?

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I am a homeschooler trying to play sports at high levels to get into college. I’m seeing all these players that I’ve competed with for years and years and years succeeding and taking the steps that they need to to chase after their dreams and, you know, I’m sitting here frustrated, knowing that I can’t […]

The Ten Rules of Free Speech and College Students: Free Speech Rules (Episode 7)

The Ten Rules of Free Speech and College Students: Free Speech Rules (Episode 7)

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Lots of recent free speech debates have come up in colleges. Here are 10 rules for how the freedom of speech applies to college students. 1. Students of public colleges may not be disciplined for their speech, unless it falls into the narrow First Amendment exceptions, such as true threats of criminal attack or face-to-face […]

Why ‘Free College’ Is a Terrible Idea

Why ‘Free College’ Is a Terrible Idea

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Since he was a kid, Michael Gamez wanted to work on cars just like his dad and his grandfather. He fixed up and sold his first used car when he was fourteen. It felt really good to build something up and sell it for a profit. The fact that I was able to do something […]

The Case Against Education: Government Spending $1 Trillion a Year on Schooling Is a Waste of Money

The Case Against Education: Government Spending $1 Trillion a Year on Schooling Is a Waste of Money

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It’s absolutely true that school makes people show up, sit down, shut up and that these are useful skills for people to have in adulthood. So the real question is if all we’re trying to do is prepare people for a job, why not prepare them with a job? I’m Nick Gillespie for Reason and […]

Stossel: Entrepreneur Saves Free College Courses from Government Ban

Stossel: Entrepreneur Saves Free College Courses from Government Ban

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College costs a fortune. Most Americans can’t afford tuition. Fortunately some colleges now put their professors lectures online so everyone can learn. Here’s a sample How we derive energy from triglyceride This Berkeley video makes chemistry interesting. because carbon and hydrogen are nonpolar those are insoluble For five years anyone could access 20,000 videos on […]