We begin fundamentally changing when each state voted in compulsory education. We transitioned from freedom of education to centrally controlled propaganda on that day about 100 years ago for most states.
We fundamentally changed in 1970 we, as ignorant voters, allowed the federal government to form an agency called the Department of Education.
We fundamentally changed when we passed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Test scored begin falling and have never recovered.
We did it to ourselves when parents stopped being responsibile for preparing the next generation of parents to be parents.
 May 27, 2015 at 10:37pm
Name the person who wrote the headline…. give that person the credit they deserve. Their parents, their children would be proud.
 May 27, 2015 at 10:13pm
For many years church services were held in the United States capital.
The United States Congress distributed Bible to public schools.
Bible were used as text books in public schools from Plymouth Rock days into the late 1800s.
Churches started and administrated most public schools and colleges from the 1600s to the late 1800s
the first Bible printed in the United States was by the government.
 May 27, 2015 at 9:51pm
The assumption is that the Bible is a religious book. If so what religion wrote it?
We know the Bible is called Bible because it is an authoritative collection of letters and documents on philosophies of living and governing written by a multitude of authors over a period of thousands of years.
We have several other authorative collections of information called bibles.
Easy answer - Christians wrote the New Testament. The bible was a compilation of books put together by the Catholic Church.
 May 27, 2015 at 9:34pm
The picture of the flight team is not the Blue Angles…. it’s the Air Force team…. some rookie at the editor desk
May 20, 2015 at 5:40pm
“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society, but the people themselves: and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their controul with a wholsome discretion, the remedy is, not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. this is the true…” ~ Thomas Jefferson to William C. Jarvis, 28 Sept. 1820
May 20, 2015 at 12:58pm
Useful idiots are in demand these days.
College trained useful idiots a plus.
 May 20, 2015 at 12:43pm
“Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart said on Wednesday that the racist tweets directed at President Barack Obama on Twitter are “enough to make you question your support for” the First Amendment.”
“Bigotry is the disease of ignorance, of morbid minds; enthusiasm of the free and buoyant. education & free discussion are the antidotes of both. we are destined to be a barrier against the returns of ignorance and barbarism.” ~ Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 1 Aug. 1816
 May 20, 2015 at 12:35pm
Wars are expensive.
We created the fiat Continental Dollar to pay for the Revolutionary War and nearly sank the nation’s economy.
We created the fiat Greenback Dollar to pay for the Civil War and nearly sank the nation’s economy.
We created the fiat Federal Reserve Note to pay for wars since WWII and the price of butter increases daily as the value of our currency shrivels.
Is the Federal Reserve Note the hurricane that is blowing our economy and weakening our dollar that the hurricane Osama speaks of?
“..no one more sincerely wishes the spread of information among mankind than I do, and none has greater confidence in it’s effect towards supporting free & good government.” ~ Thomas Jefferson to the Trustees of the Lottery for East Tennessee College, 6 May 1810
Golf is expensive. But some things provide enough entertainment value to make it worth it.
 May 20, 2015 at 12:22pm
I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society, but the people themselves: and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their controul with a wholsome discretion, the remedy is, not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. this is the true… ~ Thomas Jefferson to William C. Jarvis, 28 Sept. 1820
May 17, 2015 at 12:30pm
Then hire teachers you do trust to discipline your children. You are a community leader now, act like one. You are a parent. You are responsible for preparing your children to become the next generation of parents. No one else is responsible for preparing your child to become a parent, that is your job and only your job. Nationalized education or not, your jobe is prepare your offspring to become parents and teach their offsprings.
What good reason do you have for hiring someone you do not trust to help you accomplish you responsibility to your child?
As humans we are interdependant on each other for our survivial therefore we are interdependant on each other for the level of education of our community. Get hot, participate, freedom of education is the prereguist of freedom and the practice of equal rights.
May 17, 2015 at 12:17pm
Does it matter?
Were the children acting up?
Was order restored?
What would you have done that would make things better? Do that.
 May 17, 2015 at 11:57am
To parents who would not want teachers they don’t trust to discipline their children, hire teacher you do trust. Take your local school back.
Your local schools are preparing your children to become the next generation of parents. Are your local schools doing the job you want them to do? If not why not? If yes… your community is growing, you are the parents your community needs and you have hired teachers to help you educate your children to become the parents of the next generation that keeps your community growing with more and more healthy families.
If you can read and your community is prospering thank your parents for planning a good education for you and hiring good teachers to help them educate you.
 May 17, 2015 at 11:03am
When in the course of human events….. through our faith, our persistence and our community …. we will experience the power of freedom of education… and a few mis-starts along the way. Rarely are the people who start important journeys the people who finish them. This story continues….
May 17, 2015 at 10:37am
For centuries in this country we practiced freedom of education, then we nationalized public education with compulsory public school attendance laws. The best or worst schools, the best or worse teachers were paid by the state to deliver the education of our next generation of parents no matter the outcome.
Our task is to interrupt this cycle of propaganda with additional education sufficient to over come and repeal compulsory education laws in each state. During the centuries that America had freedom of education the public level of education was among the highest in the world and the worlds standard of living was raised. Today the United States’s level of public education is falling and has been for decades.
Help your children, you grandchildren get a better education, teach them our nation’s stories. As Hitler said those who own the children, own the future…. I would add for good or bad.
May 17, 2015 at 10:22am
If your fined of imprisoned for studying particular books on philosophy of living and governing is your religion being curtailed or your education? Could be a thin difference.
Being schooled in one faith does not prevent learning another. Loss of freedom of education does prevent learning another. Making the study of certain books, therefore possession of certain books illegal does make freedom of education illegal.
Our nationalized school system today makes it illegal to put in public school libraries certain books on philosophies of living and governing. That book was written by several authors who never knew or met, who were not of the same religion but were historians who recorded their version of stories that had been passed generation to generation as oral stories because few people had books, few could read or write.
Those stories help to prepare children to become parents who believed everyone has equal rights. The monarchy decided to limit those stories, to use propaganda to control the minds of masses. By purposingly limiting the teaching of certain philosophies on living our nationalized schools are repeating the same governing technics that caused the separatists to leave for the New World.
I believe forcing people to study one religion to the exclusion of another is to take their freedom of education away. Our schools today can not teach freedom of education because they are not free to do so.
 May 17, 2015 at 1:40am
Another possiblity is that you may not know the wrong answers.
 May 17, 2015 at 1:37am
I disagree with the question about why the folks settled Plymouth Rock. The answer commonly given is to avoid religious persecution. Wrong…. Freedom of Education. It was against the Monarchy’s law to study the Geneva or Tyndale Bible. Attendence in the state run church was compulsory.
People studying the Geneva Bible were fined and put in prison. People attempted escapes from England prior to finally getting to the Netherlands where under the leadership of John Cook the separtists were free to educate themselves or have study groups as they saw fit.
Immediately after gettig established in the New World local schools were started and administrated by the local churches. Then churches started colleges to train ministers who would be key to the education of the local communities. Harvard was such a school. From the 1600 to early 1990s churches were the majority administrators of local education.
Freedom of Education was the prime motivator for coming to Plymouth Rock. Who has better information?
In your own words you have provided the reason religious persocution is the correct answer. If children from one faith were being schooled in another. Would you see persocution set in if the child whishes to believe the way his parents do. The church back then was dictated by the crown and not the people, and the people often suffered greatly when monarchs changed. King Hinry the 8th outlawed the Catholic Church in England because it would not grant him a devorce, however, the tables were terned when queen Mary took the throne and band the church of England. So the persocution ran rampant through out Europe due to events like these. Be an anthropologist with history and always ask why something happened the way it did and dig a bit deeper for you next find. That's how its done.
 May 13, 2015 at 8:40am
It was Rice Crispies that were shot from guns before Rice Puffs were even a gleam in eye of the parents of who ever created them.
it was Quakers Puffed Wheat and Puffed Rice. Do some research before making a
theblaze of yourself.
By the way Puffed Wheat came out 1922, Rice Krispies was 1928.
True, I'm not interested in the news today.
 May 13, 2015 at 7:09am
Go where the facts take you.
I beleive our education system has deteriorated since being nationalized. I am pretty sure Jeb does not agree that just because school attendance is compulsory, our education system has not been nationalized.