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Education In America

College endowments under scrutiny
thehill.com
The tax-exempt endowments of colleges and universities are coming under scrutiny in a presidential election year where the cost of higher education has become a top issue. [...]
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Obama’s ‘free community college’ proposal
www.bbc.co.uk
President Barack Obama has proposed that the government pay for two years of community college tuition for every American with an interest in progressing toward a degree and sufficient academic marks. [...]
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Why Free Community College Is Anything But Free
dailysignal.com
This will drive up community college costs--at taxpayers' expense. The Obama administration announced Thursday that it will propose two years of “free” community college, paid for by taxpayers, for students maintaining a “C” or better average. The federal government would finance three-quarters of the costs, and the administration says it hopes the remainder would be financed by states. [...]
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Education: A natural issue for Republicans
www.aei.org
Education reform is a natural issue for an ascending Republican party. [...]
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Obama Administration Seeks Public Input on College Ratings Draft Proposal
www.usnews.com
After months of discussion, the administration is seeking additional input on the final measures. [...]
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Education Alone Is Not the Answer to Income Inequality and Slow Recovery
prospect.org
If everyone in America got a PhD, the job market would not be transformed. [...]
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Glenn Beck’s common cause against the Common Core
www.worldmag.com
MASON, Ohio - Couples chatted on Tuesday evening as they carried large sodas into the darkened movie theater in Mason, Ohio, but they weren't there for a typical date night. [...]
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Child Disciplined for Thinking about a Gun
www.gopusa.com
In a suburb of Colorado Springs, at the Talbott Elementary School in Widefield, Colorado, a young (8 years old) boy was disciplined for .... wait for it ... Thinking About a Gun!!! What a Crazy way to educate children. You tell them to go outside, look into the sky, use their imagination to "see" what designs the clouds make, then discipline them if they don't "see" what you want them to see. I say it's time to re-educate the educators and stop putting up with this type of management of our [...]
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US ‘in denial’ over poor maths standards
www.bbc.co.uk
The maths skills of teenagers in parts of the deep south of the United States are worse than in countries such as Turkey and barely above countries such as Chile and Mexico. [...]
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ObamaCare: Putting the “Blue” in the Bluegrass State
www.thenewamerican.com
Individual health insurance rates are going up significantly in Kentucky — in at least one case, by almost 200 percent — because of ObamaCare. By Michael Tennant [...]
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