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September 23rd, 2017 - 1:21 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Why Uncle Sam should pay off everyone’s student debt

Republicans want to cut taxes by $1.5 trillion. If past practice is any guide, most of these tax cuts will go to the rich, who won’t invest it to create new jobs. (And if they did, it’s hard to see how they’ll fill them, because the U.S. economy already is at full employment and ha[...]

September 20th, 2017 - 6:29 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

Inflation on Campus

American Enterprise InstituteLike Page March 25 at 3:00pm · There is no other consumer good or service whose price has increased over the last 20 years that even comes close to the soaring cost of college tuition and college textbooks, which have both tripled in price and increased by 200% since 19[...]

September 18th, 2017 - 12:01 am § in Schools & Colleges

Are Americas STATE Schools Deependent on Foreign Student Tuition?

UC Davis admits 60 percent of international students but 36 percent of in-state applicants UC Davis admitted the highest number of international students for fall 2017 in the UC system, with an acceptance rate of 60.4 percent for foreign students. SACBEE.COM[...]

September 17th, 2017 - 12:17 am § in Schools & Colleges

Doing Free College Correctly

MAKING COLLEGE FREE Posted by Mark Huelsman Last April, New York became the first state in the country to return to a guarantee of tuition-free college for students at state public colleges and universities. The move is being touted as a historic moment and a step toward making college affordable ag[...]

September 9th, 2017 - 12:39 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Why White Parents Won’t Choose Black Schools By Abby Norman  HUFF POST FERRAN TRAITE SOLER VIA GETTY IMAGES 18k Last year when I attempted to pick my daughter up from school, the volunteers in the carpool line tried to put a fourth grader in my car, not the four year old I was attempting to [&hel[...]

July 17th, 2017 - 4:33 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

While The Seattle Public Schools Drive High Achievers Out, Lakeside Comes to Seattle

» Lakeside School opening The Downtown School on Lower Queen Anne This while the SPS is threatening to cut back on Garfield’s gifted programs and has already cut back on the highly successful IPP program! race to the bottom This is a race to the bottom.  [...]

July 13th, 2017 - 8:43 am § in Schools & Colleges

WASTATE: Charters spread their wings

More charter schools to open in Washington state, encouraging new network[...]

July 10th, 2017 - 11:10 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

The State Budget: Victory of Teachers’ Unions, The Rest of Education NOT SO MUCH

From The Seattle Times: Where does the new state education fund go? TEACHER SALARIES: The budget plan will shift the burden of covering teacher-salary costs to the state to comply with McCleary v. Washington. Lawmakers plan to do this by instituting a state property-tax hike in property-rich school [...]

July 2nd, 2017 - 10:57 pm § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science, UW

Black Teachers

Black kids do need Black teachers. More importantly, Black kids need teachers that care. One might think that all Black teachers have Black kids best interest in mind, but that is not always the case. I have read about the shortage of Black teachers, which is a very fundamental problem. Statistics s[...]

June 20th, 2017 - 10:42 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

Major Threat To UW and Hutch By Trump

The Trump administration wants to make massive cuts in research while claiming to spend MORE money on science.   The TRUMP Government, led by The Secretary of HHS and the Director of the OMB, have previously proposed draconian cuts to the NIH budget.  Now we know the vehicle for the cuts .. an att[...]