My general disdain for the money made from higher education has been pretty evident, if it hasn’t, just browse through the education category over on the left. Typically my focus is on student loans, the impact that students are left to deal with in the pursuit of a decent education, but today I’m taking a slightly different route. Thanks to the Western Carolinian, the student … Continue reading The Business of Edcuation
I’ll probably make some people mad with my opinion about Pell Grants, but as the program is looking at a well that is quickly running dry, I believe that there is some level of accuracy in my concern. First, let’s start with the problem I’ve stated before. The government is a business, they make money, they spend money, they do it from behind a veil … Continue reading Pell Grant Reform?
North Carolina has been reamed by newscasters across the US for being awful in regard to its public education policies, but I live in NYC now. Today marking the first day of school for kids in the city, I thought it would be interesting to compare what was in the news, to how terrible people say North Carolina is. We’ll start with the greater Carolina. … Continue reading School In, Education Out
There’s a reason “The Engagement Center” will be the “first-of-its-kind”, because it’s the dumbest thing I’ve heard. I’m not a fan of No Child Left Behind, and agree that everything should be done to make schools accessible to kids everywhere, but part of the problem with public education is the idea that you can force someone to learn. This new truancy center, which Mayor Bloomberg … Continue reading The Engagement Center: Because You Can Totally Force Learning