Betsy DeVos should not be conspiring with fast-buck educational exploiters of student debt. Question: What do you get when you combine ignorance, ideological know-nothingism, imperiousness and incompetence? Answer: Betsy DeVos. She is Donald Trump’s multi-billionaire … Read moreHow Low Can the Barons of High Finance Go on Student Debt?
Fake news is prevalent these days, but some real news stories are encouraging to progressives. A decade ago, some barons of the media establishment designated themselves America’s official arbiters of political truth. One of their … Read more‘Real News’ Stories Encourage Progressives
‘Like Jesus and the Israelites, we shall wander for forty days and forty nights seeking the promised land of educational reform’ – Betsy DeVos NYC — Betsy DeVos, Trump’s new education secretary, announced today that … Read moreBetsy DeVos to Lead Christian Educators in 40-Day, 40-Night Death Valley Hike
“Maggie’s Plan” – a film review by Gary Chew Sacramento’s Greta Gerwig looks nothing at all like Woody Allen. She’s a woman; plus she’s also good looking. But the movies Gerwig has appeared in are … Read moreMovie Review: “Maggie’s Plan”
Many degree programs are mediocre or worse — predatory loan scams that saddle people with student debt. Butch Hancock, one of Austin’s finest singer-songwriters, grew up in the Texas Panhandle, out among dry-land farmers and … Read moreIt’s Time to Free Youth from Student Debt
NYU is recruiting, and middle schools may hold students with great potential Office of Admissions New York University New York, NY 10003 Dear John, Listen. You’ve impressed us. And we wanted to let you know. … Read moreCollege Pitch to a Middle School Student
Swedish sexologist believes porn should be shown in the classroom A leading Swedish sexologist believes pornography should be shown in the classroom. Hampas Spjutbjörn claims that school based debates about the industry could help teenagers … Read moreMath, English, Porn: The Swedish Curriculum
An enlightened society wouldn’t burden graduates with student loans Well, finally! Hard-right congressional leaders and the Obama White House have agreed that interest rates on student loans should not double to nearly 7 percent, as … Read moreForget Student Loans — Make Higher Ed Free
French president advocates for abolition of homework Most American schoolchildren are not particularly wrapped up in France’s current events, but that may be changing. According to “The National Review,” French President Francois Hollande has boldly … Read moreThe President Ate My Homework!