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by | Apr 21, 2008

College students have lots of “crises” — tough classes, relationship break-ups, homesickness, beer shortages — most of which are fleeting and, frankly, fatuous. One college crisis, however, never seems to end, and while parts of it may be overblown, Congress…

by | Mar 13, 2008

Shame on you, South Carolina! You have high academic standards compared to other states, and it’s making you look bad under the No Child Left Behind Act. It’s time to get on the ball, dumb-down “proficiency,” and join everyone else…

by | Feb 8, 2008

Okay, Washington politicians, we get it. Harvard, Princeton, and Yale are hoarding lots of money while tuition prices skyrocket, and states sometimes cut funding to public colleges. That’s all very troubling, but with reauthorization of the Higher Education Act passed…

by | Jan 8, 2008

The latest outrage from South Carolina is truly startling. A few weeks ago, the State Board of Education elected a new chairwoman, and get this: She’s a homeschooling mom! That’s right. Incoming chairwoman Kristin Maguire doesn’t think South Carolina’s public…

by | Mar 1, 2007

The Aspen Institute’s Commission on No Child Left Behind recently released Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the Promise to Our Nation’s Children, a report it touts as offering gutsy proposals to solve the nation’s educational problems. “It’s time to take a bold…

by | Aug 22, 2006

To hear the political advocates talk about it, you’d think the economy had a sadistic grudge against twenty-somethings, torturing them with spiking college prices, burning housing markets, and crushing health care costs. We’ve got “the worst of all worlds” for…

by | Sep 23, 2005

Journalists, pundits, and colleagues consider Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) an expert on the Constitution. They note that he carries a copy of the supreme law of the land in his pocket at all times. He cares about it so much,…

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