Thursday, July 18, 2019

Tag: higher education

Charles Koch ramps up higher ed funding to fuel ‘talent pipeline’

"Charles Koch is doubling down on the multi-million dollar money dumps that buy him real control over professors."

Academic freedom at risk after decades of attacks and underfunding from...

We look at one of the consequences of this crisis: the growing threat to academic freedom with academic and author Henry Reichman.

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.

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How corporate welfare hurts you

You often hear Trump and Republicans in Congress railing against so-called “welfare programs” – by which they mean programs that provide health...

U.S. judge slashed Bayer/Monsanto damages owed from $75 million to $25.27 million

Bayer had purchased Monsanto back in 2016 and the product Roundup weedkiller has been linked to causing cancer.  Northern...

Chevron responsible for spilling nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into California canyon

The seepage began in May and has been intermittently leaking until last Tuesday.

Trump’s plan to throw 55,000 children out of their homes

In 1968 — just a week after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination — Congress passed the Fair Housing Act, or FHA.