Where politics is personal not partisan

From Public Good to Personal Pursuit

July 17, 2017 0

Historical roots of the student debt crisis. Thomas Adam, University of Texas Arlington The promise of free college education helped propel Bernie Sanders’ 2016 bid for the Democratic nomination to national prominence. It reverberated during the confirmation hearings for Betsy […]

No, Student Loans Are Not a Tax on Women

July 17, 2017 0

Increasingly the Left is portraying women as being oppressed unless the government pays for all sorts of things.  It not only hobbles women, it insults them. Stephen R. Jaffe is running for Congress against Nancy Pelosi in California’s 12th district. […]

New Legislation May Make Free Speech on Campus Less Free

June 29, 2017 0

Several states are considering various pieces of legislation to “fix” the problem of free speech on campuses, but they might be making the problem worse. Neal H. Hutchens, University of Mississippi Around the country, state lawmakers have been talking about […]

For Profit is the Origin and Future of Education

June 16, 2017 0

Americans are willing to apply free market principles to many things, but they distrust for profit education. Is that harming our higher education system? In spite of the protests of many, the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, is announcing some […]

SJW Degrees Show Need for Education Reform

June 16, 2017 0

Once upon a time, a college education was meant to prepare someone to enter the workforce. With the addition of SJW degrees, that time is coming to a close. Amid increased politicization on college campuses, and the rise of the […]

Does National Service Help Heal America’s Divisions?

June 1, 2017 0

National service is one item that will suffer under the Trump budget. Is that going to just decrease empathy, and increase divisions in America? Cecilia Hyunjung Mo, Vanderbilt University President Donald Trump’s budget proposes getting the government out of the […]

DeVos Testifying on Trump Budget

May 24, 2017 0

The Washington Post Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is expected to travel to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to testify about the Trump administration’s proposed budget, her first public appearance before Congress since her rocky confirmation hearing in January. DeVos will be […]

School Choice and Vouchers Primer

April 26, 2017 0

Tax credits, school choice and ‘neovouchers’: What you need to know Kevin Welner, University of Colorado As Republican lawmakers craft a tax reform bill, there’s speculation on the import taxes, value-added taxes and tax cuts it may usher in. Meanwhile, […]

Evaluating The News Literacy Project: A Series

April 22, 2017 1

Facebook and news organizations are banding together to fight ‘fake news’ with a new curriculum for schools.  Can we trust them to teach students what news is? ‘Fake News’ has been the hot topic for quite a few months, particularly […]

News Literacy Project: Module 1: Filtering Information

April 22, 2017 0

Module One of the News Literacy Project teaches students about Filtering News and Information. In examining the News Literacy Project’s curriculum, I wanted to experience it the way a student would, so I avoided looking at the Teacher’s Guide that […]

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