Month: March 2010

Parents and Citizens Control Education

by Harrison H. Schmitt The nation’s public education system fails to meet the needs of a representative democracy. Americans who recognize this fact must work to recover the nation’s future before it is irrevocably lost. More tax dollars will not accomplish this recovery. Heaven knows we have tried that approach for half a century with …

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Instruction in Basic Virtues Missing in Public Education

by Harrison H. Schmitt The Nation’s Founders believed that educational instruction in the basic “virtues” instilled by their Judeo-Christian heritage formed an essential foundation of the American Republic. The thousands of years of trial and error development of that heritage and human struggles to preserve it represented to them an irrefutable basis for insuring the …

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Government Schools Cause Economic and Social Failures

by Harrison H. Schmitt The education system managed by State Governments and significantly controlled by federal money and regulation has failed. After World War II, our “public education system” for elementary and secondary grade levels left the control of parents and fell under selfish special interests, led by leaders of unions and social activists, that …

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The Federal Government’s Western Land Grab

by Harrison H. Schmitt A review of the history of the Western lands of the United States stands in order. Why? The Obama Administration is moving toward removing another 14 areas and over 13 million acres of federally controlled land from potential economic and national security applications. Energy production and other job, income, and revenue …

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