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New York Education Officials Think College Students Need Common Core

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Posted by    Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 3:30pm

Apparently, too many students are unable to meet academic standards when they enter college. The solution? Common Core, of course!

Michael Gormley of Newsday reports.

Educators: lack of Common Core hampers college students

The furor over New York’s move to the higher standards of a Common Core curriculum in public schools found a new...

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Dartmouth Skier Dies During Cross-Country Race In Vermont

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Posted by    Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 2:00pm

A member of Dartmouth College’s ski team collapsed and died over the weekend while competing in a cross-country ski race in Vermont.

Torin Tucker, 20, a junior from Sun Valley, Idaho, was climbing an uphill stretch of a rugged 25-kilometer course in northeast Vermont on Saturday morning when he fell to the ground....

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Obama Protested by College Students During Michigan State Visit

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Posted by    Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 12:30pm

This story from Vivian Hughbanks of The College Fix is a fine example of real College Insurrection.

College Students Protest Obama During Michigan State Visit

EAST LANSING – About 50 college students braved subfreezing weather on Friday afternoon to line a snowy sidewalk where President Barack Obama’s motorcade passed by and lodge their...

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Baltimore teachers upset over union demands regarding emails, mailboxes

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Posted by    Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 11:00am

Baltimore teachers believe a clause in a new union contract is designed to silence dissenters.

Based on the report filed by Rachel Stoltzfoos in The Daily Caller, they have plenty of reason to be concerned.

The Baltimore Teacher’s union has demanded exclusive rights to teachers’ interdepartmental emails and mailboxes in a new contract...

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Elizabeth Warren Wants College Loans to be Like Car Loans

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Posted by    Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 9:30am

Senator Warren wants college students to be able to refinance their student loans and have flexible terms like a car buyer.

One problem. Most people don’t buy cars that cost up to and over $100,000.

Ben Jacobs writes, via Yahoo News.

Pay for College Like a Car

Elizabeth Warren wants paying for college to be...

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Obamacare for the Higher Education System

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Posted by    Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 8:00am

A look at the current set of comments to Obama administration’s proposed college rating system reveals much confusion about program goals and a great deal skepticism about its viability.

It’s like Obamacare for Higher Education!

The Obama administration on Thursday released hundreds of pages of formal comments on its proposed college rating system,...

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Harvard Student Makes Convention-Flouting Case for Cannabis

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Posted by    Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 5:00pm

Harvard senior Joshua Lipson makes the case that his fellow scholars need to get “into the habit of occasional rule-breaking and convention-flouting” by using marijuana.

Perhaps he is considering continuing his education at Humboldt’s Marijuana Institute?

Every election season, Harvard’s undergraduate population bubbles over with enthusiasm for Barack Obamas and Elizabeth Warrens—standard-bearers of...

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How Obamacare Hurts Millennials

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Posted by    Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 3:30pm

In a new post at The Federalist, writer Peter Tucci describes four ways in which the Affordable Care Act hurts Millennials.

Four Ways Obamacare Hurts Millennials

Every law creates winners and losers. Unfortunately, Obamacare creates more winners than losers—and the losers are disproportionately young. Here are four ways the law hurts millennials.

Cross-subsidies

Obamacare creates...

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Yale’s Latest Sexual Misconduct Report Offers Troubling Details

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Posted by    Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 2:00pm

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has an analysis of Yale University’s latest campus sexual misconduct report.

Some of the details, or lack thereof, are drawing reasonable concerns about the rights of the accused.

Yale University’s latest Report of Complaints of Sexual Misconduct relays details about 70 complaints of sexual misconduct...

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Public Relations for Common Core Being Funded by Tax Dollars

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Posted by    Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 12:30pm

Common Core certainly needs public relations after recent revelations, but should such PR spin be funded by tax dollars?

Joy Pullmann of the Washington Examiner reports.

The Common Core bait-and-switch, funded by your taxes

A key argument for the Common Core national curriculum and testing mandates is the promise that they are “voluntary” and...

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UCLA’s student’s wish list for Waxman’s replacement

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Posted by    Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 11:00am

As Professor Jacobson noted, Henry Waxman is leaving his seat in Congress after 40 consecutive years as a representative for a West Los Angeles.

The district includes the University of California – Los Angeles. Student Maia Ferdman offers her thoughts...

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Professor Glenn Reynolds Discusses the Future of Education on the Stossel Show

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Posted by    Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 9:30am

Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit fame recently appeared on the John Stossel show to discuss the future of education, the role of technology and much more.

Watch the full clip below.


 
 
 
 

Vassar Student – Happy Birthday, Ronald Wilson Reagan

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Guest Post by Luka Ladan    Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 8:00am

Today marks the birthday of Ronald Wilson Reagan, the patriarchal figure of modern conservatism as we know it to be and one of the most influential presidential leaders of these United States. Agree with him or not — like him personally or not — President Reagan left a historical legacy deserving...

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Mexican university offers class on becoming an American citizen

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Posted by    Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:30pm

Give the subject matter covered in some of our country’s college courses, perhaps a few American professors might benefit from a Mexican university’s new “Becoming a U.S. Citizen” program.

A Mexican university with a branch campus in San Antonio, Texas will now offer the first-ever college-level course in how to become a...

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The College Sustainability Sham

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Posted by    Friday, February 7, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a new post at See Thru Edu, Richard Vedder explores the hot new campus buzzword.

The Unbearable Lightness of Campus “Sustainability” Schemes

Universities often support causes, usually with a distinct leftish orientation, that they think demonstrate their social consciousness and, arguably, moral superiority. A decade ago, “diversity” was the key buzz word,...

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William and Mary Student: Obama Refused to Tackle Super Bowl Interview Questions

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Posted by    Friday, February 7, 2014 at 3:30pm

Fox New Channel’s Bill O’Reilly met with President Barack Obama for a brief interview before the start of the Super Bowl.

Elizabeth Marcello, student at the College of William and Mary, says that...

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Law Prof’s Argument for Punishing ‘Hate Speech’ Sparks Free Speech Debate

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Posted by    Friday, February 7, 2014 at 2:00pm

Susan Kruth of The FIRE writes of an interesting free speech issue raised by a professor from Fordham University.

Law Prof’s Argument for Punishing ‘Hate Speech’ Sparks Passionate Defenses of First Amendment

Colleges and universities often get confused about whether the First Amendment precludes them from prohibiting “hate speech”—whatever that phrase means to...

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UC Berkeley Prof Requires Students Tweet On Islamophobia

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Posted by    Friday, February 7, 2014 at 12:30pm

Student says, “He’s basically using us as unpaid labor to work on his agenda.”

Showing today’s students can be savvy about both social media and academic agendas, some University of California – Berkeley students are upset over one professors latest class requirements.

UC Berkeley students enrolled in an Asian American Studies course called “Islamophobia & Constructing Otherness” are required to create Twitter accounts and Tweet about...

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College in Florida Reverses Gun Ban After Student is Attacked

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Posted by    Friday, February 7, 2014 at 11:00am

Kudos to the administration of Eastern Florida State for doing the right thing.

Judith Levy of Ricochet reports.

It’s a Start

Last Thursday, 24-year-old student Landrick Hamilton was assaulted by two men, one wielding a pool cue, near his car in a parking lot at Eastern Florida State College. During the attack, Hamil...

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Hillsdale professor rips Common Core as “superficial, biased, embarrassingly dumb”

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Posted by    Friday, February 7, 2014 at 9:30am

We recently reported that anarchitect of the new federal education program Common Core Architect admitted partnership with the Obama campaign team.

This may readily explain a Hillsdale college professor’s devastating assessment of its quality.

A Hillsdale College professor has penned a book he hopes will serve as a user’s guide for parents, citizens,...

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Pro-life Posters Repeatedly Stolen and Trashed at UGA

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Posted by    Friday, February 7, 2014 at 8:00am

Blake Seitz of The College Fix has a new post with a theme that’s become all too familiar.

UGA Students’ Prolife Posters Repeatedly Stolen, Trashed All Week

University of Georgia’s Students For Life sought to advertise “Prolife Without God” speech by Secular Pro-Life national president

On Tuesday night, as University of Georgia sophomore Elizabeth...

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California agency looks to regulate new providers of tech training

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Posted by    Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:30pm

It never fails: Whenever one group of innovators develops a profitable way to bypass regulations, regulators figure out new ways to impose rules and restrictions on them.

The latest case involves the ever expanding California bureaucracy and firms offering innovative tech training.

A new type of educational provider has quietly sprung up in...

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