Archive for November 16th, 2011

November 16th, 2011 - 10:34 am § in America

How to fix higher education, on the cheap!

Ed Lascowza, a UW Prof,  bemoans the fact that we turn away two-thirds of the students qualified to become computer scientists.  TWO THIRDS! For a lot of us, Ed misses the question.  Students may want Comp Sci or pre med, but that may not be where the jobs are. Worse, shouldn’t we be giving[...]

November 16th, 2011 - 12:32 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges, UW

Colleges can give atheletes 2,000/week in pocket money, Bobby Rush: Like the Mafia!

WASHINGTON (AP) —”I think they’re just one of the most vicious, most ruthless organizations ever created by mankind,” Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush said of the NCAA at a congressional forum on college sports Tuesday. “I think you would compare the NCAA to Al Capone and to the Ma[...]