Category Archives: Education

Sweden Isn’t Socialist

Click here: For years, I’ve heard American leftists say Sweden is proof that socialism works, that it doesn’t have to turn out as badly as the Soviet Union or Cuba or Venezuela did.

But that’s not what Swedish historian Johan Norberg says in a new documentary and Stossel TV video.

“Sweden is not socialist — because the government doesn’t own the means of production. To see that, you have to go to Venezuela or Cuba or North Korea,” says Norberg.

“We did have a period in the 1970s and 1980s when we had something that resembled socialism: a big government that taxed and spent heavily. And that’s the period in Swedish history when our economy was going south.”

Many people think Sweden is socialist, but its success comes from free markets. John Stossel explains in this short 5-minute video.
Sweden: Lessons for America? – Full 56-minute Documentary

Why We’re Losing Liberty

Was the Constitution written in a way that was designed to protect freedom and limit the government’s size? Has it been effective in doing that? And what’s the Supreme Court’s record when it comes to protecting our rights? Robert George, Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, answers these questions and more in this short 5-minute video.

WB Corners Academy receives Donation

Photo by Dan Hockett
West Burlington High School’s ‘Corners Academy at SCC’ receives an $800 donation for the program Wednesday from the Community Foundation of Des Moines County. Front row (l-r): Teresa Garcia, Matt Rinker, WBAHS Principal Bruce Snodgrass, WB English Instructor Vern Reed, Jerry Jochims. Back row (l-r): Mike Shinn, Jerry Parks, Amy O’Brien, and Dennis Wilson.

Burlington Notre Dame music teacher may lose license over ‘inappropriate relationship’ with student

Click here: In January of 2018, a complaint was filed against Scott D. Teater, a teacher from Notre Dame Jr. – Sr. High School, according to a hearing notice from the Board of Educational Examiners of the State of Iowa. Teater was charged with “soliciting or encouraging a romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship with a student,” according to the hearing notice.

Lincoln and Thanksgiving: The Origin of an American Holiday

The very first Thanksgiving happened almost 400 years ago – long before the nation was born. How did it evolve into America’s quintessential national holiday? Credit largely goes to two people – one, a name you know; the other, you’ve probably never heard – but should. Melanie Kirkpatrick, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, gives us the run-down on how a harvest party between Pilgrims and Indians became our oldest national tradition in this short 5-minute video.