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Student Schools His Teacher

What’s the best approach to educate kids? Does one style fit all, or should teachers adopt different techniques to reach different children? One student’s call for educational reform has gone viral, prompting a lively SourceFed debate.

Education Vs. Schooling

Did high school ever feel somewhat like a prison? Did it ever feel like being in a machine that had its own purposes and goals separate from yours? This feeling is not uncommon, and an examination of the development of the school explains why. H/T LearnLiberty

How to Reinvent Education

Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script — give students video lectures to watch at home and do “homework” in the classroom with the teacher available to help.

Teachers’ Unions Hurt Schools

Everyone wants to improve our public schools. So what’s standing in the way? Stanford Political Science Professor Terry Moe identifies teachers’ unions as one of the biggest obstacles to reform. H/T Prager University

The Long, Long Arm of the Law

How easy is it to break a law? Pretty easy when you consider there are 4,500 different federal offenses on the books. On top of that, each state has its own separate criminal code. Texas, for instance, has 1,700 more offenses on the books, including 11 different felonies relating to the harvesting of oysters!

Instead of adding new laws, maybe it’s time the politicians cleaned up the books and streamlined our antiquated criminal justice system.┬áMarc A. Levin, from the Texas Public Policy Foundation, joins Instapundit Glenn Reynolds to discuss proposed reforms now on the table. Find out about an initiative that has support from individuals across the political spectrum. H/T PJTV

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