Airport Assault: Road Racing at WCU

In a college town that consists of little more than an expanding campus and a run-of-the-mill athletic department, it’s easy to overlook the absolutely excellent events that take place. Outside of the Valley of the Lilies Half-Marathon and 5k, and when Western alum Manteo Mitchell pulled in Olympic Silver at the London Games, there hasn’tContinue reading “Airport Assault: Road Racing at WCU”

The Business of Edcuation

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 aContinue reading “The Business of Edcuation”

Pell Grant Reform?

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,Continue reading “Pell Grant Reform?”

Bullying: Everybody Cares Until it Happens

The word that has jarred people the past few years, the one that creates a stir in any conversation about the way people are treated, is bullying. But what does anyone actually do when it comes to handling the issue? I would encourage you to take a look at stopbullying.gov to find the laws andContinue reading “Bullying: Everybody Cares Until it Happens”

School In, Education Out

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 peopleContinue reading “School In, Education Out”

The Engagement Center: Because You Can Totally Force Learning

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 forceContinue reading “The Engagement Center: Because You Can Totally Force Learning”