Education Gone Wild
by | May 15, 2019

Candidates for the 2020 Democratic nomination have started rolling out their grand plans to reform higher education. But, what they fail to take into account is that their plans prioritize one type of education, while economic reality desires another. A…

by | May 2, 2019

A new bill has been introduced in Maine to protect free speech. LD 665 would uphold the right to freedom of speech and expression on public university campuses in the state. The bill prevents schools from designating free speech zones…

by | Apr 24, 2019

Presidential contender Elizabeth Warren’s strategy is to win the Democratic nomination by promising the most free stuff. Monday she upped the ante. She’s offering a whopping $50,000 student loan forgiveness for nearly everyone who borrowed for college or graduate school….

by | Apr 5, 2019

One of the more famous Sherlock Holmes mysteries (“Silver Blaze”) revolves around the disappearance of a famous race horse the night before a race. The all-important clue: a dog that didn’t bark in the night. “Is there any point to…

by | Mar 22, 2019

President Trump’s recent budget proposal calls for reforms to the federal student loan program, so that colleges that “accept taxpayer funds have skin in the game through a student loan risk-sharing program.” Certainly, a change in the student loan program…

by | Jan 21, 2019

Will Rogers, long ago, had the most economical analysis and dismissal of the issue that currently worries wonks, swamp creatures, and those who take the mainstream media seriously. The insightful Will said, “It’s a good thing we don’t get all…

by | Jun 7, 2018

We’re told that students must have grit, tenacity, and perseverance to succeed in the 21st-century economy, and that schools should spend more time instilling those characteristics than actually teaching academic content. The poster boy for GT&P could be Bill Gates. After…

by | Jun 1, 2018

My wife and I have four children and we homeschool them. People often ask us if that is difficult, with the kids there all the time. We usually respond by pointing out the benefits of home schooling. And there are…

by | May 27, 2018

Washington In 2014, commencement season stood out for the list of high-profile speakers pushed off the graduation stage at top-tier universities. At the peak of academia’s podium purges, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice backed out of her planned commencement…

by | May 8, 2018

It doesn’t take much effort to cause offense in our supersensitive times. Practically any statement uttered with passionate conviction can provoke angry condemnation, after which an apology is practically de rigueur. Sure enough, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, apologized two…

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