More Education Articles

  • Louisiana college leaders push for $40 million incentive fund

    Higher education leaders urged lawmakers Monday to maintain Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan for a new $40 million incentive fund to steer money to high-demand degree and job training programs.

  • Kansas lawmakers back school funding, tenure plan

    The Kansas Legislature on Sunday narrowly backed a plan that would boost funding to poor school districts while eliminating tenure for teachers.

  • Fukushima children start school, flee radiation

    MATSUMOTO, Japan (AP) — The 12-year-old girl didn't want to leave her younger brother, and her grandparents didn't want her to go away. But a family living near the "no-go zone" surrounding Japan's destroyed nuclear plant has other things to consider. Yukie Hashimoto and her husband sent...

  • Examiner Editorial: Teachers union strong-arms the financial community

    Randi Weingarten says she just wants to help the financial community. To that end, the president of the American Federation of Teachers has compiled a document called “Ranking Asset Managers.” The purpose of the pamphlet, released last month, is to promote “transparency and disclosure”...

  • Big Ideas: On deportations, emperors and college dropouts

    Alex Nowrasteh for Cato at Liberty: It's become clear over the last few months that something very funny is going on with immigration enforcement statistics. ... The data generally show that interior enforcement, what most people commonly think of as “deportations” (but also includes I-9,...

  • Untangling Common Core groups from lobbyists is impossible

    Attention, class: A Common Core mouthpiece wants to rap my knuckles with his Gates Foundation-funded ruler. In response to my column two weeks ago about the marketing overlords pushing the Fed Ed racket, Chad Colby of Achieve Inc. demanded corrections. Let's go to school. "I wanted to take a...

  • Manhattan Moment: Graduate borrowing is the real student debt problem

    It's no secret that student loan debt is reaching crisis levels in America, but the conventional narrative on student loans neglects a crucial aspect: the rapid growth of graduate student borrowing. A recent report by the New America Foundation argues that the real student debt problem occurs...

  • Montgomery, Prince George's snow waiver granted

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland education officials have granted two counties' requests for a waiver of snow days. The state this week granted Montgomery County's request for a waiver of four snow days with a plan to make up two school days. The waiver was approved with a plan to hold classes...

  • Police: tripod mistaken for weapon at Md. school

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say they believe a man carrying a camera tripod was mistaken for an armed person at the campus of two Baltimore charter schools, prompting a lockdown and evacuation. Baltimore Police Department spokesman Sgt. Eric Kowalczyk said Thursday afternoon that as a precaution,...

  • The Left wants to start teaching feminism to children

    You gotta get ‘em while they’re young. A rumbling is beginning among feminists to try to get their ideology put to use in the classroom. In an article on Pandagon, the liberal blog that gave rise to Ezra Klein, a feminist mom calling herself “Glosswitch” brought up the issue: “When...

  • Breaking the public education system's monopoly

    When people speak of a legacy, they usually mean something other than what the late economist Milton Friedman and his wife, Rose, left behind, namely the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. The foundation has just released a small book entitled “The ABCs of school choice: The...

  • Civility --- and lack thereof --- in aftermath of university pro-life protest

    The mother of the 16-year-old pro-life demonstrator who suffered a rough confrontation with a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has shown a rare civility — the spirit liberals are forever bemoaning the lack of but rarely demonstrate themselves. The event: A small...

  • Education, immigrant groups to debate tuition bill

    DAVIE, Fla. — College officials and immigrant advocates are pushing for state legislation that would let undocumented students in Florida pay in-state college tuition rates. University administrators, students and lawmakers will discuss several tuition proposals Thursday at a Broward College...

  • Greg Abbott shifts to schools in Texas governor's race

    Republican Greg Abbott is ready to shift the Texas governor's race back to education — but not over classroom spending cuts.

  • Longwood says fee cut will offset tuition hike

    FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Longwood University says a reduction in mandatory student fees will largely offset a tuition increase for the 2014-2015 academic year. Longwood's Board of Visitors on Saturday approved a 7.4 percent increase in undergraduate tuition. The board also cut mandatory fees by...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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