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    • 13 Quotes from Cicero

      13 Quotes from Cicero0

      The wisdom of the past still rings true today. On display today are a few examples from Cicero’s On Duties, written shortly after Rome transitioned from a republic to an empire. What is truly amazing is that these writings are from over 2,000 years ago. While we’re told things have changed, maybe humanity hasn’t changed

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    • School Spending: Higher Than You Might Think

      School Spending: Higher Than You Might Think0

      • August 19, 2015

      “Based on your best guess, what is the average amount of money spent each year for a child in public schools in your local school district?” That’s a question recently asked of thousands of adults in America. Unfortunately, their answers suggest that many don’t have a clue how much money the country spends on education.

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    • Pass a Literacy Test to Vote?

      Pass a Literacy Test to Vote?0

      • August 19, 2015

      The above image is a literacy certificate which one of our staff members brought to the office. The certificate belonged to her father, who emigrated from Germany in the 1920s. It took him five years to become a citizen and two more years to pass the literacy test that used to be required for immigrants

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    • Another Lesson in Economics

      Another Lesson in Economics0

      • August 19, 2015

      Have you seen this one? If you’re not familiar with what’s happening, the government of Venezuela embarked on a socialist experiment and it’s not going well. Promising prosperity for all, Venezuela’s government under Hugo Chavez took over many private industries, established price controls, and hoped to fund everything through state-owned oil exports. With the crash

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    • For Money could not Keep

      For Money could not Keep0

      • August 19, 2015

      While sometimes it seems clichéd to bring up the German Weimar Republic of the 1920s, it’s still a good lesson on what happens to a people and a nation under hyper-inflation. Too often individuals will try to draw direct parallels to the Weimar Republic and the United States. Are there reasons to be very concerned

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    • Why Families are Abandoning Public Schools

      Why Families are Abandoning Public Schools0

      • August 19, 2015

      Unsocialized religious freaks living in the sticks. That’s how many critics view homeschoolers. But according to TIME magazine, it’s an uninformed caricature of an increasingly popular form of education. “Today, as many as 2 million—or 2.5 percent—of the nation’s 77 million school-age children are educated at home, and increasing numbers of them live in cities.

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