Posts Tagged ‘public funding’

August 5th, 2015 - 2:07 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

SOUTH CAROLINA: What matters in South Carolina

The Auto Lobbyist:  from the Chronicle of Higher Education “If you can learn how to make love in the backseat of a Volkswagen, you can learn to read and write in a barn,” Patrick E. Watson, a longtime lobbyist for South Carolina car dealers, secured a big tax break for his clients. Deal[...]

October 5th, 2014 - 12:00 pm § in Schools & Colleges

War of Washington’s Medical School(s): WSU will be divorced from WWAMI .

The University of Washington and Washington State University declare war. After WSU decided two weeks ago to launch its own medical school, UW and  WSU have announced that WSU will be divorced from the WWAMI program. This is a disaster for Washington state students who want to attend medical schoo[...]

July 8th, 2014 - 4:51 am § in Misc.

People of Color: The Ad

Among the many reasons I detest the word “People of Color” is that it is based on the sort of stereotype shown in this ad.  Would the woman be less servile if she had western eyes, blonde hair and dressed in a French maid costume? Equally bad are activists, like the Chicago teachers uni[...]

December 27th, 2010 - 12:53 pm § in Uncategorized

Honest Labelling of Health Charities

Health charities .. charities built around key diseases from the AIDS Action Committee to the Zero (prostate) Foundation ….all ask for money.  As a recipient of moneys from one of these, the American Heart Association, I worry that the generosity of the public is strained by HUGE differences [...]