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The State of New Mexico Sued over Education Spending

Posted on July 17, 2017 in Education Education Spending Public Education

As an American, what do you do if someone wrongs you? Suing should be the answer to this question and this is what is happening in New Mexico. There is a lawsuit in New Mexico that is challenging the way public schools receive their funding. This comes after some suggestions that the state of New […]

Betsy DeVos Addresses National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Posted on July 16, 2017 in Education Public Charter Schools Public Education Public Schooling

At the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos addressed hundreds of participants on both sides of the discussion. The annual event was held on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. to discuss some of the reforms that Betsy DeVos is making within the education system, with special attention to charter schools. At […]

Florida Students Do Better On Algebra Exam

Posted on July 15, 2017 in Education Public Education

A recent report showed that students did better on the Algebra 1 Exam. The report showed that 62 percent of the students passed the exam this year. Only 55 percent of the students passed the exam last year.   The Algebra 1 Exam is one of the tests that is required for students to graduate. […]

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Differentiating between Public Schooling and Public Education

Posted on July 14, 2017 in Education Public Education Public Schooling

A recent article by the Forbes Magazine tried to explain the difference between public schooling and public education. While the two may look like something synonymous, there is a difference between the two. In fact, some people in the United States feel that there is the need to separate the two. Public schooling was introduced […]

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What Is The Real Value of a College Degree?

Posted on July 13, 2017 in Education Higher Ed. Higher Education

Add to the growing cynic’s list of things colleges may be the entry of daycare centers for grown up kids. It seems that these colleges, who once had as their mission the education of the young, have even found a way to make their charges pay for their four year supervision. Through the advent of […]

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Are Colleges Pricing Themselves Out of the Market?

Posted on July 12, 2017 in Education Public Education

The U.S. higher education system is increasingly starting to look like an investment scheme Bernie Madoff might have come up with. With the price of college tuition soaring, the actual value of many college degrees is coming under intense scrutiny. Does a law degree from a mediocre state school really justify $200,000 in student loan […]

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Mars Mission Could Spark STEM Interest

Posted on July 11, 2017 in Education Public Education STEM subjects

Space exploration once fueled the imagination. But, as the public began to lose interest in the space program and media coverage waned, the public eye turned elsewhere. New interest has been sparked with the Mars mission tentatively scheduled by NASA sometime in the 2030’s. While some see little value in continuing to explore space, many […]

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Rising Dollar Amount of Student Loans May Signal Higher-Ed Bubble

Posted on July 10, 2017 in Education Higher Ed. Higher Education Public Education Student Loan Debt

Experts have been warning for some time over the rapidly inflating amount of outstanding student loan debt. Student loan debt now stands at close to 10 percent of the gross national product of the United States. While that, in itself, may not be hugely worrying, there are other aspects of the phenomenal growth in student […]

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The Little Known Supreme Court Case that Turned U.S. Higher-Ed Into Credential Mills

Posted on July 9, 2017 in Education Higher Ed. Higher Education

While many aspects of the Civil Rights Era were necessary and commendable, such as the work of Dr. Martin Luther King in ensure equality of opportunity for all Americans, other phenomena from that era have had decidedly unintended and even negative consequences.   One of those things, that almost no one has ever heard of, […]

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Rapidly Inflating Student Loan Debt Poses Ominous Questions

Posted on July 8, 2017 in Education Public Education Student Loan Debt

Since the 1960s, the cost of a college degree in the United States has increased by more than five times, adjusted for inflation. This has been one of the main drivers of household debt and expenditures in general, representing a higher fraction, in 2017, than any other form of household debt, save mortgages. But there […]

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