Government Schools Are Bad for Your Kids

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James Ostrowski is a trial and appellate lawyer and libertarian writer from Buffalo, New York. He graduated from St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute in 1975 and obtained a degree in philosophy from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1980. He graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1983. In law school, he was writing assistant to Dean David G. Trager, now a federal judge in the Eastern District of New York. He was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and the International Law Moot Court Team.

He served as vice-chairman of the law reform committee of the New York County Lawyers Association (1986-88) and wrote two widely quoted reports critical of the law enforcement approach to the drug problem. New York Newsday described his report on drug-related AIDS as "superb." He was chair of the human rights committee of the Erie County Bar Association (1997-1999). He has written a number of scholarly articles on the law on subjects ranging from drug policy to the commerce clause of the Constitution. He has written several bar association reports and given continuing legal education lectures on habeas corpus, lawsuits against government officials and jury nullification.

His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Buffalo News, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Legislative Gazette. His policy studies have been published by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, and the Cato Institute in Washington, D. C. His articles have been used as course materials at numerous colleges and universities including Brown, Rutgers and Stanford.

Presently he is an Adjunct Scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute and a columnist for one of the largest political websites in the world, He is editor of the blog,

He and his wife Amy live in North Buffalo with their two children.

Government Schools Are Bad for Your Kids

What You Need to Know

Authored by Mr. James Ostrowski

Government Schools Are Bad for Your Kids is a devastating critique of K-12 government schools and an urgent plea for parents to withdraw their kids for their own good and the good of the nation.

For over fifty years, the schools have been the subject of harsh criticism from the left and the right. Yet, all reform efforts have failed since the special interests have blocked various school choice proposals.

After too many decades of failed promises, it is time to declare America's experiment in government schools a failure.

It is time to pull the plug.

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0974925322 / 9780974925325
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US Trade Paper
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6" x 9"
Black and White
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Education / Philosophy, Theory & Social Aspects

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