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A concern about inequality—in education or in wealth—treats intelligence and prosperity as social ills equal to illiteracy and destitution.
When government involves itself in the production of knowledge, it curtails both our liberty to express our beliefs and our freedom to support institutions promoting what we believe.
In a recent piece in Berkeley’s Daily Californian, Robert R. King urges his peers not to attend recent protests against cuts to higher education funding in California. He suggests that students might actually help solve the underlying problem behind the California budget crisis by making an effort to “concentrate on our studies so we can [...]
With classes starting up again, President Obama took the opportunity to state his vision for the future of American higher education in an article published in several college newspapers. He writes: “So we are making college more affordable, gearing the education you receive to the demands of a global economy, and taking steps to lift [...]
The false alternative between achieving academic goals and having fun Each September, students arrive on college campuses and prepare for the academic challenges ahead. They arm themselves with lists, schedules, and planners as they seek out classes, bookstores, and financial aid offices. The air seems alive with a sense of energy as students begin the [...]
The city of Los Angeles passed a $7 billion bond measure to refurbish public schools on Election Day. “Measure Q,” the fifth education-related bond measure since 1997, will go towards renovating buildings and creating new preschools and adult education centers. Figures on LA’s total per pupil revenue from local, state, and federal government’s are difficult [...]
The New York Times reports that in a recent speech, Randi Weingarten, the new President of the American Federation of Teachers, offered her “new vision for schools in the 21st century”. “[I]magine a federal law that promoted community schools — schools that serve the neediest children by bringing together under one roof all the services [...]