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The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Education …

Posted: November 23, 2016 at 9:56 pm

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently signed an executive order forbidding Maryland public schools from beginning classes before Labor Day. Governor Hogans executive order benefits businesses in Marylands coastal areas that lose school-aged summer employees and business from Maryland families when schools start in August. However, as Governor Hogans critics have pointed out, some Maryland school districts, as well as Maryland schoolchildren, benefit from an earlier start to the school year.

Governor Hogans executive order is the latest example of how centralized government control of education leaves many students behind. A centrally planned education system can no more meet the unique needs of every child than a centrally planned economic system can meet the unique needs of every worker and consumer.

Centralizing education at the state or, worse, federal level inevitably leads to political conflicts over issues ranging from whether students should be allowed to pray on school grounds, to what should be the curriculum, to what food should be served in the cafeteria, to who should be allowed to use which bathroom.

The centralization and politicization of education is rooted in the idea that education is a right that must be provided by the government, instead of a good that individuals should obtain in the market. Separating school from state would empower parents to find an education system that meets the needs of their children instead of using the political process to force their idea of a good education on all children.

While many politicians praise local and parental control of education, the fact is both major parties embrace federal control of education. The two sides only differ on the details. Liberals who oppose the testing mandates of No Child Left Behind enthusiastically backed President Clintons national testing proposals. They also back the Obama administrations expansion of federal interference in the classroom via Common Core.

Similarly, conservatives who (correctly) not just opposed Clintons initiatives but called for the abolition of the Department of Education enthusiastically supported No Child Left Behind. Even most conservatives who oppose Common Core, federal bathroom and cafeteria mandates, and other federal education policies, support reforming, instead of eliminating, the Department of Education.

Politicians will not voluntarily relinquish control over education to parents. Therefore, parents and other concerned citizens should take a page from the UK and work to Ed-Exit government-controlled education. Parents and other concerned citizens should pressure Congress to finally shut down the Department of Education and return the money to American families. They also must pressure state governments and local school boards to reject federal mandates, even if it means forgoing federal funding.

Parents should also explore education alternatives, such as private, charter, and religious schools, as well as homeschooling. Homeschooling is the ultimate form of Ed-Exit. Homeschooling parents have the freedom to shape every aspect of education from the curriculum to the length of the school day to what their children have for lunch to who can and cannot use the bathroom to fit their child’s unique needs.

Parents interested in providing their children with a quality education emphasizing the ideas of liberty should try out my homeschooling curriculum. The curriculum provides students with a well-rounded education that includes courses in personal finance and public speaking. The government and history sections of the curriculum emphasize Austrian economics, libertarian political theory, and the history of liberty. However, unlike government schools, my curriculum never puts ideological indoctrination ahead of education.

Parents interested in Ed-Exiting from government-run schools can learn more about my curriculum at ronpaulcurriculum.com.

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The Impact of the First Amendment on American Businesses – Opening Remarks – Video

Posted: April 13, 2015 at 11:51 am



The Impact of the First Amendment on American Businesses – Opening Remarks
Dean Donald Tobin delivers the opening remarks at Maryland Carey Law's 2015 JBTL Symposium, “The Impact of the First Amendment on American Businesses.” The symposium facilitated a …

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Incident at NSA Headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland – Video

Posted: April 12, 2015 at 6:49 am



Incident at NSA Headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland
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UMd. Investigation Concludes Offensive Email Protected By First Amendment / University of Maryland – Video

Posted: April 11, 2015 at 7:49 am



UMd. Investigation Concludes Offensive Email Protected By First Amendment / University of Maryland
A racist, sexist email sent by a fraternity member on the University of Maryland campus was protected under the First Amendment, the university concluded in a recent investigation. Breaking…

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Police Kill One Man, Injured Another Outside NSA: Breaking News – Video

Posted: April 8, 2015 at 4:47 am



Police Kill One Man, Injured Another Outside NSA: Breaking News
Two people tried to ram the main gate to enter the headquarters of the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Maryland on Monday, according to a federal law enforcement official briefed on…

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One dead, one injured in incident near NSA in Maryland – Video

Posted: April 5, 2015 at 9:48 am



One dead, one injured in incident near NSA in Maryland

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Why Bitcoin Matters (To Computer Scientists) – Video

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Why Bitcoin Matters (To Computer Scientists)
Talk by Arvind Narayanan at the University of Maryland. Based on a paper-in-progress by Arvind Narayanan and Joseph Bonneau Abstract: Behind the hype and tumult of the markets, researchers…

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First Amendment and Commercial Speech – Video

Posted: April 4, 2015 at 4:47 am



First Amendment and Commercial Speech
Panel 1 of Maryland Carey Law's 2015 JBTL Symposium, “The Impact of the First Amendment on American Businesses” touched on how the First Amendment is applied with regards to commercial …

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UMD campus outraged over offensive email – Video

Posted: April 3, 2015 at 5:47 am



UMD campus outraged over offensive email
The University of Maryland's president says a student's racist and sexist email to fraternity brothers was “hateful and reprehensible,” but it's protected by the First Amendment and doesn't…

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Man dressed as woman shot dead after SUV rams NSA gate – Video

Posted: April 2, 2015 at 5:50 am



Man dressed as woman shot dead after SUV rams NSA gate
One person is reported dead and two are injured after a vehicle tried to ram the gates of the NSA headquarters at Fort Meade in Maryland Monday morning.

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