A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 25, 2016
Ed-Exit (education + exit)

American author, physician and former politician Ron Paul wrote the article “Education System Broken: Let’s Try ‘Ed-Exit’” on November 21, 2016 for the Ron Paul Institute. The article was reprinted on the popular websites Infowars and Zero Hedge.

Paul wrote:

“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.”



Wikipedia: Ron Paul
Ronald Ernest “Ron” Paul (born August 20, 1935) is an American author, physician, and former politician. He was formerly the U.S. Representative for Texas’ 14th and 22nd congressional districts. He represented the 22nd congressional district from 1976 to 1977 and from 1979 to 1985, and then represented the 14th congressional district, which included Galveston, from 1997 to 2013. On three occasions, he sought the presidency of the United States: as the Libertarian Party nominee in 1988 and as a candidate in the Republican primaries of 2008 and 2012. Paul is a critic of the federal government’s fiscal policies, especially the existence of the Federal Reserve and the tax policy, as well as the military–industrial complex, and the War on Drugs. Paul has also been a vocal critic of mass surveillance policies such as the USA PATRIOT Act and the NSA surveillance programs. Paul was the first chairman of the conservative PAC Citizens for a Sound Economy and has been characterized as the “intellectual godfather” of the Tea Party movement.

Ron Paul Institute
Education System Broken: Let’s Try ‘Ed-Exit’
written by ron paul
monday november 21, 2016
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently signed an executive order forbidding Maryland public schools from beginning classes before Labor Day. Governor Hogan’s executive order benefits businesses in Maryland’s coastal areas that lose school-aged summer employees and business from Maryland families when schools start in August. However, as Governor Hogan’s critics have pointed out, some Maryland school districts, as well as Maryland schoolchildren, benefit from an earlier start to the school year.

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Ron Paul
‏@RonPaul
Education System Broken: Let’s Try ‘Ed-Exit’ - my latest column is out:
http://bit.ly/2gv7Tyd
9:52 AM - 21 Nov 2016

Infowars
EDUCATION SYSTEM BROKEN: LET’S TRY ‘ED-EXIT’
Homeschooling is the ultimate form of Ed-Exit
Ron Paul | Infowars.com - NOVEMBER 21, 2016

Zero Hedge
“Ed-Exit" - Ron Paul Urges Americans To Secede From The Centrally-Planned School System
by Tyler Durden
Nov 23, 2016 6:30 PM
Submitted by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity,
(...)
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 Ed-Exiting from government-run schools can learn more about my curriculum at ronpaulcurriculum.com.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Friday, November 25, 2016 • Permalink