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March 20, 2018
By Robert G. Holland
Our country will not long endure if adults continue to forfeit their responsibility to guide young people.
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Education
March 8, 2018
By Robert G. Holland
In our grab-and-go culture, who does not love action?
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Education
February 24, 2018
By Robert G. Holland
Freedom — it is working for creating jobs, why not for filling them?
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Government & Politics
Employment
February 21, 2018
By Robert G. Holland
Baby PISA has arrived. Are you ready, folks in the neighborhood? Do you have any earthly idea what this newborn may presage for child rearing and society in general?
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Education
February 15, 2018
By Robert G. Holland
America’s educationists seem to be getting carried away, one fears.
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Education
February 14, 2018
By Robert G. Holland
It is not likely that even an exhaustive review of commentary on education in 2017 could turn up quotes compelling enough to qualify as classic nuggets of wisdom.
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Education
January 11, 2018
By Robert G. Holland
American students are much better at group collaboration than they are doing academic work on their own. Is that an advancement or setback for education?
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Education
January 10, 2018
By Robert G. Holland
“In Big Data, We Trust.”
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Education
Government & Politics
January 8, 2018
By Robert G. Holland
Children need substance, rewards for achievement, not smiles and complacent mediocrity.
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Education
November 30, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
Another Veterans Day has come and gone. As nice as all the free doughnuts, meals, and haircuts were, even nicer was a simple statement—“Thank you for your service”—often tendered with a handshake.
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Education
November 28, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program, which helps underprivileged children find schools that work for them, has experienced a series of notable highlights.
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Education
November 19, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
The good news is that civics education, which teaches children the basics of good citizenship, is quickly gaining fans after being dormant for decades.
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Education
November 14, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
The huge dust-up over the protests of the American flag during the presentation of the national anthem by National Football League players has served to dramatize a massive deficiency in civics education in this nation.
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Education
Constitutional Reform
October 30, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
All the available evidence suggests a Supreme Court majority is now poised to deliver a death blow to a 40-year-old precedent that has allowed public-sector unions for decades to pick the pocketbooks of non-members to pay the costs of union bargaining.
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Education
Law
October 18, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
Responding to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement the Trump administration will begin siding with plaintiffs in challenging public universities that fail to uphold freedom of speech.
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Education
October 2, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
Recent polling results show school choice gaining traction. The latest, released September 13 by Chicago-based GenForward, revealed robust support from Millennials for vouchers to help needy children choose private schools.
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Education
September 22, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
At 8 p.m. on Friday, September 8, it was likely more TV viewers than usual were looking for escapist fare that would take their minds off Hurricane Irma, which devastated idyllic Caribbean islands and was zeroing in on Florida.
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Education
September 15, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
Interpreting a decision of the U.S. Supreme Court and explaining it in plain language is more difficult than fathoming the infield fly rule in baseball.
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Education
Law
September 11, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
Charter schools are not going to disappear overnight from the menu of education-reform options.
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Education
August 29, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
What does high technology hold in store for the education of American children?
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Education
August 12, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
Celebrated on the first Sunday in August, American Family Day has features that differ from certain major holidays, such as no gift exchanges, greeting cards, or traditional feasting.
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Education
August 2, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
Led by the Center for American Progress (CAP), the political left is attempting to smear the modern school-voucher movement as the offshoot of a racist scheme to keep black children in segregated Southern public schools in the 1960s.
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Education
July 12, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
Washington should spare school choice its suffocating embrace.
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Education
July 10, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
When they have the power to do so, parents choose a child’s school on the basis of such varied criteria as safety, discipline, moral values, curriculum, and the availability of extracurricular opportunities.
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Education
July 4, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
Rising generations in our own country may decide for themselves if the Declaration of Independence still drives a spirit of American exceptionalism.
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Education
June 29, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
Many parents and community leaders might have enjoyed attending a May 17th summit in Burlingame, California on “reimagining” pre-K–12 education, where attendees brainstormed “the next big thing” in school reform.
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Education
June 26, 2017
By Lennie Jarratt, Tim Benson, S. T. Karnick, Teresa Mull, Joseph A. Morris, Robert G. Holland, George A. Clowes, John McAdams (1945 - 2021), Josh Brown, Nick Dranias, Michael Warder
“The Supreme Court once again affirms the free exercise of religion ruling it is unconstitutional to deny a religious institution participation in a state program solely because of its religion.” - Lennie Jarratt
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Education
June 9, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
Teachers-union bigwigs rarely miss an opportunity to pin the “v” word on any school-choice program that gives children a shot at a new educational opportunity outside the government-run schools.
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Education
May 17, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
In the land of the free, surely choice eventually will triumph over the dreary imposed sameness of a Common Core.
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Education
May 16, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
President Donald Trump may receive little or no credit anytime soon from within the public-education establishment for potentially easing the dead weight of federal mandates from the pursuit of learning in classrooms across the country.
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Education
May 15, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
When the Rubber Hits the Road to Unobstructed School Choice
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Education
May 8, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) may figure that becoming the first governor to champion and sign “free four-year college” legislation will give him a campaign slogan sure to appeal to fans of the socialist heartthrob Bernie
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Education
May 8, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
In a question-and-answer session at a recent White House-staged CEO business town hall, President Donald Trump once again expressed his belief in local control of education.
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Education
April 25, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
While touting localism, you see, Trump also has in mind a grand plan devised in Washington, D.C.: the creation of a $250 million national program to help disadvantaged children choose private schools.
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Education
April 20, 2017
By Lennie Jarratt, Teresa Mull, Tim Benson, Robert G. Holland, Larry Sand
" As a leader in education choice, Florida should next consider universal education choice and open the education market to a vast new array of education opportunities to meet the needs of all students.” - Lennie Jarratt
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Education
April 17, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
Closing down the U.S. Education Department (USED) could be a snap compared to repealing and replacing Obamacare.
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Education
April 11, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
Decades ago, the arrival of spring brought with it the return of silly season on university campuses, with such frolics as goldfish swallowing, telephone-booth stuffing, piano shattering, panty raids, and streaking.
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Education
March 29, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
Did our Revolutionary forebears have it all wrong? Do young social-justice warriors at elite universities have it right? Is it true or false that what Americans need is not the freedom of speech that is protected in the Constitution?
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Education
March 22, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
A "culture of censorship" has come down upon universities across the United States, destroying any hope for engaging ideas in exchange for safe spaces.
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Education
March 18, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
Irony is delicious when delivered in less than 140 characters.
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Education
 

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