Tag Archives: Education

  • School Competition Begets Greater Quality

    Posted on July 16, 2009 by Libertarian Policy Leaders in Education.

    School Competition Begets Greater Quality July 16, 2009Art Carden, Mike HammockCommercial Appeal The June 24 edition of The Commercial Appeal reported that Shelby County Schools Superintendent Bobby Webb, who retired the following week, has been among those “holding back the tide of charter schools.” It also quoted county school board chairman David Pickler, who said that charter schools “are […]

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  • Mayoral Control Would Do Nothing to Boost Schools

    Posted on June 15, 2009 by Libertarian Policy Leaders in Education.

        Mayoral Control Would Do Nothing to Boost Schools June 15, 2009Art Carden, Mike HammockThe Tennessean Should Nashville schools be run by an elected school board or the mayor? A better question is “should the government be running the schools at all?” Research on school choice suggests that the answer is “no.” On June 7, The Tennessean reported […]

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  • Galesburg Educrats Backdown from Shameful Stance

    Posted on June 7, 2007 by admin in Education.

    The school has seen the light. The students were given their diplomas yesterday afternoon. Apparently, the thought of actually having to defend "guilt by association" and "children paying for the sins of their parents" in an open court, rather than cowering like arrogant nobles behind the doors of their local educrat fiefdom was too much. […]

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  • Galesburg Educrats About to Face a Powerful Foe

    Posted on June 5, 2007 by admin in Education.

    Three of the five students who've been told they must labor for the school system to pay for the actions of other individuals have secured legal counsel. And not just any legal counsel – an attorney with Jay Janssen's heavyweight firm in Peoria.  In today's Register-Mail, Janssen attorney Jeff Green, representing the students pro bono […]

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  • Legislating The Closet

    Posted on February 1, 2007 by admin in Education.

    Blogger Bryan J. Scrafford on Delegate Matt Lohr's new bill HB 1727: Since the school board already has to approve of extracurricular activities that take place on school campuses, many people would view this measure as useless because it is highly unlikely that the school board would endorse allowing a student to enroll in a […]

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  • Campaign Website

    Posted on January 29, 2007 by admin in Education.

    My school board campaign website is now online.  I still need to add more pages, but it is a start: http://jameslandrith.org Stop by and check it out!  And remember to vote for me in November if you live in Fairfax County.

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  • Oleszek Shoots for the Senate

    Posted on January 11, 2007 by admin in Education.

    Well, at least one Fairfax County School Board member will not be returning to the dais in 2008.  from the Fairfax County Times: Democrat Janet Oleszek, elected as an at-large member of the school board in 2003, is gearing up for the race. "I believe the district has been sorely represented for too long," Oleszek, […]

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  • Issues and Platform – 2007 School Board Campaign

    Posted on January 1, 2007 by admin in Education.

    This contains content from my 2007 Fairfax County School Board campaign website.  I ended my campaign for personal reasons, but am not ruling out another campaign in the future. Press releases, media coverage and blog entries from the campaign website have been merged into the appropriate categories on this website. ————————————————— No Child Left Behind I call […]

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  • 2007 Fairfax County School Board Campaign Welcome Letter

    Posted on December 31, 2006 by admin in Education.

    This contains content from my 2007 Fairfax County School Board campaign website.  I ended my campaign for personal reasons, but am not ruling out another campaign in the future. Press releases, media coverage and blog entries from the campaign website have been merged into the appropriate categories on this website. ————————————————— Welcome. My name is James Landrith […]

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  • Fairfax County Stats and Campaign News

    Posted on December 28, 2006 by admin in Education.

    A few random statistics with regard to Fairfax County, where I am preparing to campaign for a seat on the School Board in 2007: County Population: 1,041,200 Student Population: 164,295 School Facilities: 238 2007 School System Budget: 2.1 billion Members of School Board: 12 Unfortunately, the current Board is dominated by education establishment insiders and […]

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