Archive for March 6th, 2010

Hidden, Now Revealed: the True Cost of Public Schools

Hidden, Now Revealed: the True Cost of Public Schools

The Cato Institute has an informative new video out about the cost of public schools…and the hidden costs of public schools. The per-pupil spending in the average public school is staggering enough (especially when you consider how little homeschool parents spend per-pupil and manage to out-perform their public school peers). But as this presentation will show, there are considerably more hidden costs that even the published figures seldom reveal.

Diagnosing ‘Disorder’

Diagnosing 'Disorder'

Where our culture used to see a defect in character, we now see a psychological/mental/behavioral disorder. What was once a symptom of a disordered soul is now a symptom of a medical and/or psychological condition, to be diagnosed and treated by trained professionals, on leather couches in quiet offices, or – if your particular psychological affliction is interesting enough – maybe even on the reality TV program of your choice.

Time to stop lying to ourselves

Time to stop lying to ourselves

The current Obama administration budget projects a doubling of our national debt to $18.5 trillion by 2020, or about 100 percent of our GDP. Harvard economist Martin Feldstein estimates interest alone will cost $800 billion a year. It’s time to stop lying to ourselves. We’re losing our freedom and our nation. We need to slam on the brakes before it’s too late.