Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tag: higher education

This is how white privilege goes to college

The recent college cheating scandal surprises no one. The super-rich have long relied on “legacy admissions” to get them into their elite college of choice.

Cheating, bribes & lies: DOJ charges dozens of rich parents &...

Prosecutors have charged 33 parents, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin.

The fight for Hampshire College: How one school’s financial calamity exposes...

In January, Hampshire College President Miriam Nelson announced the board of trustees and senior administrators would seek to merge the school with a “strategic partner.”

Winners (and losers) in New York’s plan to make college free

The first-in-the-nation scholarship program would serve about 1.5 million full-time students. But there are downsides.

For-Profit Colleges Are Scandal Machines

This corrupt higher education "industry" ought to be put out of business.

Higher Education: Capitalism at Its Most Despicable

Public colleges have long been expected to benefit from academic research. But that all changed in 1980 with the Bayh-Dole Act. Now universities are more deeply entrenched in the capitalist world—a true degradation of higher education.

Scott Walker Cuts Higher-Ed Budget, Funds Corporate Welfare

Scott Walker claims he wants to be America's next president. But with a track record of slashing funding for higher education, busting unions and going after welfare recipients, is this what America really needs?

It’s Time to Free Students from Debt

"Democracy has to be born anew every generation, and education is its midwife." It's time we free students from debt and create a new debt-free democracy.

How Big Corporations Cheat Public Education

Corporations have been reaping the benefits of public education in the U.S. for more than 60 years and instead, are "skipping out on the taxes meant to sustain the educational system." Guess who suffers from repeated school cutbacks?

Student Debt: A Penalty the Poor Pay for Not Being Wealthy

There are two options for our future generations: get an education and agree to inescapable debt, or don’t get an education and the possibility of employment goes out the window. Student debt has become a trap.

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Monsanto loses millions of dollars after Indian farmers switch to indigenous seeds

Monsanto claims that the genetically modified cotton seeds they sell are superior. So why are so many people trying to switch?

Lots of F’s for these D’s: Report card shows majority of Senate Democrats aiding...

"A disappointing number of Democrats have buried their heads in the sand and helped Trump and Mitch McConnell to pack the courts with judges representing the far-right fringe of the country."

Trump cornered

What does a megalomaniacal president of the United States do when he’s cornered? We’ll soon find out.

How ‘America first’ descends to ‘America behind’

Admittedly, “Trump the Rogue Empire-buster” smacks of old-fashioned, comic book cartoon characters – full of sneering menace, contempt and buffoonery. Okay, not...

Rush Limbaugh suggests New Zealand shootings might be a false flag attack committed by...

Limbaugh: "There's an ongoing theory that the shooter himself may in fact be a leftist who writes the manifesto and then goes out and performs the deed purposely to smear his political enemies"

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