Archive for the 'Education' Category

Schooling The Republican Candidates (INFOGRAPHIC)

By Greg Voakes | Related entries in Education

When it comes to education mixing with politicians, it’s good to know what credentials they have. This infographic from Online Schools serves it up nicely — profiling Republicans with degrees. Detailing Michelle Bachman, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Jon Huntsman by how many degrees they […]

August 2nd, 2011 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Moderate Wisconsin Republicans Propose Union Compromise, But…

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Education, Republicans, Unions, Wisconsin

First, let’s understand what we’re talking about here. Wisconsin is running a budget deficit because of the fiscal crisis and Republicans are looking to public sector employees to make up the difference. From WSJ: Mr. Walker’s bill would close a projected $3.6 billion shortfall by forcing public employees to pay 5.8% of their salary toward […]

February 21st, 2011 | Permalink| 14 Comments »

Obama’s Address To Students: The Lesson Plan

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Conservatives, Education, Obama, Republicans

Numerous reports are surfacing in the mainstream media that Obama is giving a speech to America’s students that will somehow brainwash/indoctrinate/cast magical spells over them. Why? Because the lesson plan asks the kids to think about what the President means by his speech. Basically, the White House is posing completely open ended questions designed to […]

September 4th, 2009 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

College Loan Applications To Get A Lot Simpler

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Education, Money

First, the numbers… . Last year, after the recession had begun, the number of applications rose by 12 percent to more than 16 million, according to the Education Department. Detailed estimates are not yet available for last year, but of all full-time college undergraduates in 2007, 58 percent applied for aid, and 47 percent received […]

June 24th, 2009 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Chuck Norris Brings The Crazy On Education

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Education, Partisan Hacks

If he weren’t such a cult hero, I wouldn’t even bother, but the following is insane… Parents deserve educational choices; choice is what this country was founded upon. Government’s controlling and monopolizing education is just another avenue for usurping power and control on the slippery slope to socialism. And it’s unbecoming for our republic, whose […]

May 3rd, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Obama Wants To Cut Out College Loan Middle Men

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Education, Money

Yet another way we could save billions every year and get them back into the hands of those who need them most. From AP: Obama wants to end the decades-old, dual system the federal government uses to advance loans to students to pay for college. Under that system, students at some colleges borrow directly from […]

April 24th, 2009 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Want To Run For President In 2012?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Education, Money, Palin

Then you better reject part of the stimulus package. At least that’s what Mark Sanford, Bobby Jindal and now Sarah Palin are doing… JUNEAU — Gov. Sarah Palin is refusing to accept over 30 percent of the federal economic stimulus money being offered to Alaska, including dollars for schools, energy assistance and social services. [...] […]

March 21st, 2009 | Permalink| 17 Comments »

On Education, Obama Anything but Left of Center

By Tom Hanson | Related entries in Education

There are of course many folks who think President Barack Obama is trying to do too much too soon. Republicans, looking for every chance to assert their differences, have hammered on the president in recent days for not focusing his attention solely on the economy. However, having run a campaign featuring the word hope and […]

March 11th, 2009 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Obama Supports Positive Changes in Education

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, Education, Obama

In the past, President Obama has indicated he’d be supportive of teacher merit pay and charter schools. Today, he made that support official in his first major presidential speech on education: His solutions include teacher pay and charter school proposals that have met resistance among members of teachers unions, which constitute an important segment of […]

March 10th, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Obama picks Chicago schools chief to head Education Department

By John Burke | Related entries in Education, News, Obama Appointments

Later today, President-elect Obama will announce his nomination of fellow Harvard grad, Hyde Park neighbor, and basketball enthusiast Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education, according to numerous press reports.  Superintendent of Chicago’s public schools for the past seven years, Duncan has been a reformer, supporting merit pay for teachers and charter schools, for example, while also earning respect from teachers’ unions.  […]

December 16th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »