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Re: Bored and stuck in school-Help!
« Reply #45 on: February 05, 2006, 06:25:54 PM »

Don't forget Northwestern U. here in Evanston. And the U. of Chicago. Those are two of the finest schools in the nation.
Indeed! If I recall correctly, one of my Libertarian heroes Milton Friedman was at Chicago

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« Reply #46 on: February 06, 2006, 04:01:42 AM »

Don't forget Northwestern U. here in Evanston. And the U. of Chicago. Those are two of the finest schools in the nation.
Indeed! If I recall correctly, one of my Libertarian heroes Milton Friedman was at Chicago
 

You mean libertarian  :D
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« Reply #47 on: February 06, 2006, 04:43:26 AM »

Yeah a small government Chicago School of Economics professor and all around good egg.

"The government's solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem." -Milton Friedman

And he was on the "Economic Today Series," on PBS.  Good stuff but does need to be updated.
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Re: Bored and stuck in school-Help!
« Reply #48 on: February 06, 2006, 09:24:32 AM »

Ahem... I got my degrees in Computer Science and Chemical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Madison is one of the top-ranked schools in both.
Not trying to toot my own horn, just making the point that the "best" schools are not only in the places you listed.

And they party wayyyyyy hard in Mad-town.

Don't forget Northwestern U. here in Evanston. And the U. of Chicago. Those are two of the finest schools in the nation.

Yup, Illinois has some good schools too.

There are a lot of good schools, but I was pointing out that the ones on the very top are concentrated in those states, although there's a smattering of others elsewhere too. 
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« Reply #49 on: February 06, 2006, 09:34:46 AM »

Yeah a small government Chicago School of Economics professor and all around good egg.

"The government's solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem." -Milton Friedman

And he was on the "Economic Today Series," on PBS.  Good stuff but does need to be updated.

Check this link:
http://www.freetochoose.com/
There are also a lot of teaser clips from the TV show he did at this link:
http://www.ideachannel.com/FreeToChoose.htm

As soon as my child is old enough (I figure 4th or 5th grade) I'll be ordering these DVDs.
Unless of course they are already being shown at the shool he'll be attending, which is a very strong possibility;
I live in New Hampshire, and there's a Montessori school near where I live (Concord) taught and owned by Capitalists, Objectivists, Libertarians and Free State Project members :D

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Re: Bored and stuck in school-Help!
« Reply #50 on: February 06, 2006, 09:57:52 AM »

Would you be talking about Pathfinder Acedemy by any chance?
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« Reply #51 on: February 06, 2006, 11:32:21 AM »

Yeah a small government Chicago School of Economics professor and all around good egg.

"The government's solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem." -Milton Friedman

And he was on the "Economic Today Series," on PBS.  Good stuff but does need to be updated.

Check this link:
http://www.freetochoose.com/
There are also a lot of teaser clips from the TV show he did at this link:
http://www.ideachannel.com/FreeToChoose.htm

As soon as my child is old enough (I figure 4th or 5th grade) I'll be ordering these DVDs.
Unless of course they are already being shown at the shool he'll be attending, which is a very strong possibility;
I live in New Hampshire, and there's a Montessori school near where I live (Concord) taught and owned by Capitalists, Objectivists, Libertarians and Free State Project members :D


Now that sounds like a school I would feel comfortable sending my kids to.

I don't know much about Montessori schools. Obviously that one is well thought of by Libertarians. There is one in my town. What do Libertarians generally think of Montessori schools? Please enlighten me.
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« Reply #52 on: February 06, 2006, 01:27:36 PM »

Would you be talking about Pathfinder Acedemy by any chance?
Yes... I met Wayne (the guy who runs the place, AFIK) at PorcFest last year.
I started chatting with him because he was wearing a "Who is John Galt?" T-shirt and I'm a big Rand fan ;)
How do you know about Pathfinder?

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« Reply #53 on: February 06, 2006, 01:33:37 PM »

I live in New Hampshire, and there's a Montessori school near where I live (Concord) taught and owned by Capitalists, Objectivists, Libertarians and Free State Project members :D

Now that sounds like a school I would feel comfortable sending my kids to.
Then get yourself to NH ASAP, man!

What do Libertarians generally think of Montessori schools?
Well, Libertarians in general are for privatization of schools, and as far as I know, there aren't any (or damn few) Montessori-style Government-Run schools. I really like what I've seen about the Montessori concept, especially for grade school-age kids, but that's not really because of anything Libertarian. My statist, NEA-card-carrying aunt was a teacher for 20+ years and she raves about Montessori as well.

Then again, maybe there is something fundamentally Libertarian about Montessori; it does let on the children focus on the areas they find most interesting, and explicitly does not have the notion of a hyper-structured "1 hour of english; 1 hour of math; 1 hour of history...."

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Re: Bored and stuck in school-Help!
« Reply #54 on: February 06, 2006, 01:38:35 PM »

Ahem... I got my degrees in Computer Science and Chemical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Madison is one of the top-ranked schools in both.
Not trying to toot my own horn, just making the point that the "best" schools are not only in the places you listed.

And they party wayyyyyy hard in Mad-town.

Don't forget Northwestern U. here in Evanston. And the U. of Chicago. Those are two of the finest schools in the nation.

Yup, Illinois has some good schools too.

There are a lot of good schools, but I was pointing out that the ones on the very top are concentrated in those states, although there's a smattering of others elsewhere too. 

You are right.  Like in NH, where on of the top colleges in the world is found.
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« Reply #55 on: February 06, 2006, 01:55:38 PM »

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Then get yourself to NH ASAP, man!

I hope to in the next few years. I'm working on the wife as we speak.

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Well, Libertarians in general are for privatization of schools, and as far as I know, there aren't any (or damn few) Montessori-style Government-Run schools. I really like what I've seen about the Montessori concept, especially for grade school-age kids, but that's not really because of anything Libertarian. My statist, NEA-card-carrying aunt was a teacher for 20+ years and she raves about Montessori as well.

Then again, maybe there is something fundamentally Libertarian about Montessori; it does let on the children focus on the areas they find most interesting, and explicitly does not have the notion of a hyper-structured "1 hour of english; 1 hour of math; 1 hour of history...."

I probably could've been clearer. I know we're for privatization and I know what Montessori schools are about. I just hadn't heard the general Libertarian feeling about them. Anyway, thanks for the info.
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« Reply #56 on: February 06, 2006, 01:58:33 PM »

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Then get yourself to NH ASAP, man!

I hope to in the next few years. I'm working on the wife as we speak.

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Well, Libertarians in general are for privatization of schools, and as far as I know, there aren't any (or damn few) Montessori-style Government-Run schools. I really like what I've seen about the Montessori concept, especially for grade school-age kids, but that's not really because of anything Libertarian. My statist, NEA-card-carrying aunt was a teacher for 20+ years and she raves about Montessori as well.

Then again, maybe there is something fundamentally Libertarian about Montessori; it does let on the children focus on the areas they find most interesting, and explicitly does not have the notion of a hyper-structured "1 hour of english; 1 hour of math; 1 hour of history...."

I probably could've been clearer. I know we're for privatization and I know what Montessori schools are about. I just hadn't heard the general Libertarian feeling about them. Anyway, thanks for the info.

I know of one well known man (inside the FSP community) that sends his kids to one of the Montessori schools in NH.
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Re: Bored and stuck in school-Help!
« Reply #57 on: February 06, 2006, 02:47:45 PM »

Would you be talking about Pathfinder Acedemy by any chance?
Yes... I met Wayne (the guy who runs the place, AFIK) at PorcFest last year.
I started chatting with him because he was wearing a "Who is John Galt?" T-shirt and I'm a big Rand fan ;)
How do you know about Pathfinder?


Wayne and Julie are my parents.  If he knows you I might have met you at one of his meetings, either way I will be at porkfest this year.
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Re: Bored and stuck in school-Help!
« Reply #58 on: February 06, 2006, 03:20:56 PM »

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Then get yourself to NH ASAP, man!

I hope to in the next few years. I'm working on the wife as we speak.

Awesome!
Please, please, do me a favor and sign the First1000 pledge as soon as you can!

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I just hadn't heard the general Libertarian feeling about them. Anyway, thanks for the info.
One thing you'll find is that no Libertarian wants to speak for "The Libertarians", we know we don't have that kind of authority, nor do we want it ;)

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« Reply #59 on: February 06, 2006, 03:22:37 PM »

How do you know about Pathfinder?
Wayne and Julie are my parents.  If he knows you I might have met you at one of his meetings, either way I will be at porkfest this year.
Too cool.

See ya at Porcfest!!!
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