education Archive

A Teacher on the Bureaucracy of Public Education (Episode 48)

When it comes to spreading the idea of a free-market education system on line, I’ve often tried to stress the horribly inefficient, bureaucratic system perpetuated by the government. When I’ve tried to engage people on Facebook, I’ve gotten the argument, “Well, you’re not an educator, so you don’t really know what you’re talking about!” Well, now we have a friggin’ educator on our show! Our …

The Problems with College (Episode 20)

One of the hot topics in the political sphere over the last few decades is college tuition. Every year, the cost of acquiring a degree increases, leaving countless students with student-loan debts in the high five figures, and in many cases, six figures. This crippling debt follows them for much of their lives, even if they are lucky enough to find a job that pays …

5 Arguments that Prove Sesame Street Taught Us Our ABCs, but Didn’t Teach Us How to Be Adults

Unfortunately I haven’t posted in a while. Bad! Bad Jon! But something I’ve seen recently has lit a fire under my posterior and I guess I kinda had to vent. So what better opportunity than on my own Libertarianism for Normal People blog! That thing that’s sticking in my craw is the recent online campaign to save public broadcasting (most notably Sesame Street), which is …

Heavens to Betsy! DeVos Confirmed. Liberals Freak Because She’s “Unqualified”… to Run A Sh*t Show

So Betsy DeVos was confirmed this week as Secretary of the Department of Education (DOE), and Facebook newsfeeds across the country blew up in the aftermath. You could cut the hysteria with a knife. As an example, this is one image that came across my feed: Really? Segregation? The only thing preventing resegregation in schools was anyone else but Betsy DeVos. Can we grab the …