Because students educated at home or in private schools regularly outperform students in public schools, it seems reasonable to conclude that such accommodations have not had a detrimental effect on the quality of education in these states.
Emigration restrictions are guaranteed to injure the would-be emigrants in exchange for a very small positive effect on those who would not emigrate – if there is a positive effect at all. It’s a foolish policy that does more harm to more people than just letting skilled foreigners seek jobs where they are most highly valued.
Learn Liberty is happy to announce its first-ever blog contest! Each month we’ll be announcing a theme, and inviting fans to compete to have their writing published on Learn Liberty’s blog. For the next two weeks we will be accepting your original blog article submissions for consideration. Once the submission window has closed on Tuesday, […]
Should I go to grad school? I’ve benefited enormously from great advice from friends and mentors like Pete Boettke, Tyler Cowen, Deirdre McCloskey, Mike Munger, John Nye, and many others (here, for example, is the indispensable IHS publication Scaling the Ivory Tower, to which I still refer periodically). If I could go back in time […]
The Controversy In preparation for the November 2016 release of her upcoming film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (which is set in 1920s New York City and features MACUSA, the Magical Congress of the United States of America), J.K. Rowling has shifted her focus from Harry Potter’s Great Britain to North America. Last […]
The U.S. public school system has faced criticism for decades. Whether it’s school funding, curriculum controversies, debates over teacher compensation and tenure, or American students under performing when compared to other developed countries, there’s no shortage of discontent with the way things are. Professor Kevin Currie-Knight asks, in a recent piece at FEE, why things […]
Two members of the student government at Bowdoin College faced impeachment proceedings for committing an “act of ethnic stereotyping” because they attended a party where some guests wore tiny sombreros. It’s the kind of story that will make you want to reach for the tequila. But it’s also one that is unfortunately all too common […]
Reason reported last week that a high school production of The Producers has been forbidden from using swastikas: The New York school district that oversees Tappan Zee High School considers the inclusion of a swastika to be offensive and, possibly, a hate crime—regardless of the context. “There is no context in a public high school […]
A common theme among liberty-minded thinkers is a high degree of skepticism toward state administered education. They’ve often come to the conclusion that public schools act more to create a population of subservient factory workers with little skills in the way of critical thinking. To learn more about how the public school system harms students […]
The Red Rising trilogy is a “must read” for those who follow young adult dystopias, dystopian fiction in general, and contemporary science fiction, as well as those interested in “big idea” fiction about individualism and liberty. Red Rising owes a debt to many science fiction works that came before it, from Frank Herbert’s Dune and […]
Grad school is difficult enough without worrying about money. We’ve put together a list which should help you think less about your budget and more about your research. Fully Funded Degree Programs If you’re still applying to grad school, you might be interested in this list of fully-funded degree programs from ProFellow. IHS PhD Fee […]
Is it unjust that some people receive a good education because they live in a good neighborhood, while those in poor neighborhoods are sent to failing schools? “School choice” is a means to break free from the restrictive location-based public school system, giving parents the freedom to choose the school that is right for their […]
Want to apply to grad school, but not sure which degree programs are right for you? We’ve put together a list of 8 great degree programs for those interested in classical liberal ideas to help you on your path to your PhD: George Mason University The economics PhD program at George Mason is a great […]
After careful consideration of all of the factors listed, you’ve decided grad school is for you. Now what? Narrow in on a topic or program. This may seem like an obvious first step, but it is easy to overlook in the frenzy to find the right school. Which program is right for you, though, depends on […]
Suppose that while you’re in college, one of your professors challenges you to look at the world from a different perspective. Or perhaps you discover that you’re really good at research and writing. Or you’re realizing that your classes are making you want to learn more about your discipline–even teach it. At this point, you […]
Imagine being required to use the dry-cleaner in your neighborhood, even if you prefer the services, prices, and quality of the one across town. That’s the scenario that most American parents are in when it comes to sending their children to public school. For the most part, they are prisoners of their neighborhoods, required to […]