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  • CPS drops bombshell: Needs $269M from city

    08/11/2017 12:36:40 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 50 replies
    Matt McGrath, a spokesman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, confirmed the city will take responsibility for the $279 million itself, even though it has its own gap of nearly $200 million, including the cost of hiring new police. "I'm sure we will" come up with those funds, he said. But "no details" are available today.
  • $78,000 of Debt for a Harvard Theater Degree

    08/08/2017 9:50:37 AM PDT · by Theoria · 97 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 Aug 2017 | SOPHIE HAIGNEY
    Twelve years after finishing Harvard’s graduate theater program, Katierose Donohue still pays almost as much in student loans each month — about $650 — as for her share of the rent in Los Angeles. She recently stopped hosting her monthly sketch comedy show, “Ma’am,” because she didn’t always break even on her $200 budget. She’s now working side jobs as a dog walker and a social media copywriter, after past gigs serving at Starbucks and handing out free cigarettes for Camel. She’s never missed a loan payment, but there’s no end in sight: She borrowed nearly $75,000 to attend the...
  • That tuition isn't free, Gov. Baker. Taxpayers paid for it

    06/09/2017 5:03:33 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 11 replies
    lowell sun ^ | june 8 | peter lucas
    There is no such thing as free college tuition. While it may be free for the fortunate few who get a free college education, somebody pays for it, somebody always pays. And if you are wondering who that somebody is, all you have to do is look in the mirror. So, it would be refreshing if free-stuff politicians, like Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a Democrat -- the mix-and-match couple of Massachusetts politics -- actually took the time to thank the people who make their free-stuff giveaways possible. W
  • Exclusive: Manchester suicide bomber used student loan and benefits to fund terror plot

    05/26/2017 5:51:13 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 5/26/17 | Robert Mendick, Martin Evans Victoria Ward
    The Manchester suicide bomber used taxpayer-funded student loans and benefits to bankroll the terror plot, police believe. Salman Abedi is understood to have received thousands of pounds in state funding in the run up to Monday’s atrocity even while he was overseas receiving bomb-making training. Police are investigating Abedi’s finances, including how he paid for frequent trips to Libya where he is thought to have been taught to make bombs at a jihadist training camp.
  • Rand Says Congress ‘Should Think About’ Whether It Should Send Money to 'Universities...

    04/28/2017 10:06:11 AM PDT · by rhett october · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 27, 2017 | Ian Hanchett
    On Thursday’s broadcast of “The Laura Ingraham Show,” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said, “I think that Congress, and the people who appropriate the money, we should think about whether or not we should be sending money to universities that only have one set of speech.” When asked if he thought the “federal government, Donald Trump” could “impound” funds that would go a place like UC-Berkeley, Rand answered, “I think if it were a liberal president, and they were shutting down speech, they could probably do it. I don’t think that — I don’t think impounding funds is probably going to...
  • New York State Passes ‘Free’ College Tuition Bill, Ungrateful Liberals Whine It Is ‘Lame’

    04/12/2017 11:22:44 AM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 12, 2017 | 1:59 PM EDT | James Powers
    Even “free” isn’t good enough for liberals. New York State’s newly passed 2018 budget included a provision that will pay for the tuition of residents who attend public colleges in the state, building on some of the ideas promoted by Sen. Bernie Sanders during the campaign. The liberal media praised the government handout and found progressives who still considered it insufficient. Slate senior business and economics correspondent Jordan Weissmann called the new program “pretty lame,” and immediately focused on the lefties “trashing” the plan. “In the eyes of free-college advocates, however, the program leaves a lot to be desired. Which...
  • Chop federal funding if colleges won’t sign ‘pledge’ to respect free speech, lawmakers told

    04/05/2017 11:34:51 AM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    The College Fix ^ | April 5, 2017 | Kayla Schierbecker
    “I used to tell my students that free speech is like an apple, and everybody wants to just take one bite out of it,” a first-term Democratic lawmaker said at a congressional hearing on campus free speech Tuesday. They would say things like “‘I’m okay with free speech except for sexist speech, except for racist speech,’” according to Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, a former professor of constitutional law at American University.
  • Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren Introduce College For All Act

    04/04/2017 12:38:35 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 33 replies
    International Times ^ | 4/3/17 | Chris Riotta
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., were set to introduce the College for All Act on Capitol Hill Monday afternoon, in an effort to make higher education a realistic and affordable opportunity for the entirety of U.S. citizens, regardless of income or demographic. The legislation includes a joint-bill in the House which would be introduced Wednesday by Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., according to a statement provided to International Business Times.
  • Trump Education Budget Rattles Establishment

    04/04/2017 8:52:15 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 22 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 4, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    President Trump’s budget "blueprint" for the U. S. Department of Education recommends a 13 percent decrease in spending for the agency, but provides few details on how he will reach that goal. Nevertheless, the details that the Trump Administration does provide have already drawn the ire of the education establishment. The blueprint promises to preserve and protect special education and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Meanwhile, the blueprint claims the new administration "eliminates or reduces over 20 categorical programs that do not address national needs, duplicate other programs, or are more appropriately supported with State, local, or private funds,...
  • There's No Such Thing As 'Free College' But Two Blue States Will Try Anyway

    02/08/2017 7:29:17 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 48 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 8, 2017 | George Leef
    One of the good aspects of federalism is that it allows states to go their own way. As Justice Louis Brandeis put it, they can be “laboratories of democracy.” Unfortunately, that often means that interest groups will capture state legislatures and have their political allies push through foolish legislation that will harm most of the state’s residents while benefiting just a few – mainly their members. (That, incidentally, was true in the case that inspired Brandeis’ observation, New State Ice v. Liebmann. Fortunately, the majority ruled against Oklahoma’s scheme for cartelizing the ice business.) Two states, New York and Rhode...
  • Obama administration spent billions to fix failing schools, and it didn’t work

    01/22/2017 7:17:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 19, 2017 | Emma Brown
    One of the Obama administration’s signature efforts in education, which pumped billions of federal dollars into overhauling the nation’s worst schools, failed to produce meaningful results, according to a federal analysis. Test scores, graduation rates and college enrollment were no different in schools that received money through the School Improvement Grants program — the largest federal investment ever targeted to failing schools — than in schools that did not.
  • Feeding the Academic Bea$t

    12/27/2016 8:10:36 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 54 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 23, 2016, | Malcolm A. Kline
    A university think tank just published a list of recommendations for paying for college. Perhaps not too surprisingly, they mostly involve increasing taxpayer-funded government subsidies of higher education. To its credit, the Miller Center at the University of Virginia acknowledges that the economy is worse than the U. S. government claims it is. "Total unemployed, people who want to work but are discouraged from looking, and people who are working part time because they cannot find a full-time job peaked in 2010 but remains at 9.8 percent," the executive summary of "Investing in the Future: Sharing Responsibility for Higher Education...
  • UW Funding in Jeopardy Over 'The Problem of Whiteness' Course

    12/22/2016 9:51:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 22 Dec 2016 09:35 PM | Cathy Burke
    GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin are reportedly threatening to block additional state funding unless a new course at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, called “The Problem of Whiteness” is canceled. State Rep. Dave Murphy told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel he has told his staff to pore over university course offerings to make sure “they’re legit.” “We are adding to the polarization of the races in our state,” Murphy told the newspaper about the course. Murphy planned to push for more funding for the UW system in the next state budget, but said he would rethink that support if the university chose to...
  • Should Children Have To Pay For College, Even If Their Parent Can Afford It?

    12/18/2016 11:27:48 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 74 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jun 29, 2016 @ 06:30 AM | Erin Lowry, Contributor
    We sat down across the table from each other and I saw the two pieces of paper: my college bills created by my father. Dad slid the first one across the table, calmly stating this would be the amount I’d owe if I went to College A. Then he slid the second paper across explaining and this is what I’d need to pay for College B. The first bill said $80,000. The second said $0. Sounds like a no-brainer – but keep in mind I was a 17-year-old who fantasized about a very specific type of college experience. I immediately...
  • Two-Thirds of Americans Support Free College Tuition

    08/01/2016 12:40:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 1, 2016 | Martha C. White
    This might be an idea whose time has come: Nearly two-thirds of Americans are in favor of free college for everyone, and about three-quarters think at least some people should be eligible for free college, a new survey shows. As the labor market increasingly benefits the better educated, and as college education and earnings potential become more tightly linked, people are coming around to an idea that seemed radical until very recently. Vermont senator Bernie Sanders touted the idea as a central plank of his primary platform, and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton recently announced her own version, which includes a...
  • School Funding At Record High

    07/20/2016 8:18:12 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/18/2016 | Tom Gantert
    State and federal funding for Michigan’s public schools will reach record levels in the coming school year. The school budget adopted by the Legislature in June will be the first to appropriate more than $14 billion for K-12 education. Also, for the first time, the state’s share will exceed $12 billion, with the rest being federal money. Total state funding will go up from $11.96 billion in the just-completed school year to $12.34 billion in the coming year. Overall state and federal funding will increase from $13.73 billion in 2015-16 to $14.16 billion in 2016-17. The funding increases are happening...
  • TRUMP CAMPAIGN PLANS COLLEGE OVERHAUL

    05/24/2016 8:17:22 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 88 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 23, 2016 | Deborah Lambert
    Who knew that the Trump campaign would be getting involved in higher education policy this year? Sam Clovis, a tenured economics professor and Trump campaign co-chair, recently noted that their objectives include getting the government out of student lending, requiring colleges to share in student loan risk, and discouraging borrowing by liberal arts majors. Clovis told Inside Ed that the mere mention of these policy proposals has sent some Washington graybeards into a swivet, and "he expects some higher education leaders to react the same way when Trump outlines these ideas during the fall campaign." Some of the ideas under...
  • BREAKING: Burlington College Closes Due To “Crushing Weight of Debt” Acquired By Jane Sanders

    05/18/2016 6:29:09 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies
    Heat Street ^ | May 16, 2016 | By Jillian Kay Melchior
    Burlington College announced today that it will close on May 27 after it found itself unable to recover from “the crushing weight of the debt” incurred under Jane O’Meara Sanders, the college’s former president and wife of Bernie Sanders. At the end of 2010, Ms. Sanders took out $10 million in loans on behalf of Burlington College to purchase a 32-acre swathe of land from the Roman Catholic diocese, which put the land up for sale to help cover the costs of a $17 million sexual-abuse settlement. MORE: Catholic Parishioners Want Jane Sanders Investigated for Federal Bank Fraud As Heat...
  • Illinois Senate Democrats plan to introduce a school funding bill(PASS SEN)

    05/11/2016 7:52:01 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    chicago.suntimes ^ | 04/05/16 | tIna Sfondeles
    Currently, some schools in Illinois are able to spend as much as $30,000 per student, while others can only afford the $6,119 foundation level.
  • Progressives' Paranoid Fantasy of "Right-wing Billionaires Infiltrating Higher Ed"

    05/02/2016 7:54:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | April 29, 2016 | George Leef
    Jane Mayer is a writer for the New Yorker who knows her audience. It consists mostly of elitist progressives who like hearing that their enlightened transformation of America is imperiled by greedy conservative villains. She has written lots of articles and most recently a book entitled Dark Money on that theme. The February 26, 2016 issue of Chronicle Review (the companion publication to the Chronicle of Higher Education, but much more overtly political) contains an essay drawn from that book, “How Right-Wing Billionaires Infiltrated Higher Education.” To leftist readers, that’s certain to sound terrifying. Higher education, after all, is supposed...