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Inside The Voucher Schools That Teach Scientology Principles — But Claim They Don't


Clearwater Academy International is one of dozens of schools and tutoring centers in the U.S. that use learning materials based on the ideas of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the church of Scientology. Five of these schools and tutoring centers, including Clearwater Academy, receive public funding through voucher or tax credit scholarship programs, HuffPost has found.
via Inside The Voucher Schools That Teach Scientology Principles — But Claim They Don’t
Are you sure you want private schools to get public money?

50 World Leaders Will Discuss Climate Change in Paris. Donald Trump Wasn't Invited


Foreign policy experts on both sides of the aisle predicted that President Trump’s decision to take the U.S. out of the world’s most significant agreement to fight climate change would leave the U.S. isolated on the issue. Now they have one of their first examples of that argument.
via 50 World Leaders Will Discuss Climate Change in Paris. Donald Trump Wasn’t Invited
This didn’t get the coverage it should have. This is awful.

The Peril of Taxing Elite Higher Education


The investment that leads to growth is not just in plant and equipment. It also includes human capital, which means educating our labor force. And it includes the knowledge that flows from basic research. The United States is an economic superpower in part because we have the best university system in the world. **The tax bill undermines that.**
via Mankiw:The Peril of Taxing Elite Higher Education
This is a must read. The new taxes on Universities did not get the coverage it should have.