Tag: higher education
More Americans Support Blanket Student Debt Forgiveness, Here’s Why They are Wrong 
A recent GoBankingRates survey found that over 50% of Americans want student-loan forgiveness for everyone with any student-loan debt. Considering Democratic lawmakers are hoping President Joe Biden will keep his promise to cancel $50,000 in student debt per person, this data could certainly be used for leverage. But while the number of Americans who...
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When Did Parents and Students Lose Freedom of Choice?
United Teachers Los Angeles demands that schools remain closed unless police are defunded, charter schools eliminated, government health care imposed and a statewide wealth tax implemented. Faced with such heavy-handed political demands, many parents have been taking a hard look at independent non-government schools. This prompts a meditation on educational choice, based on the...
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Pandemic Moves University of California to Lower Admission Requirements
Like politicians, UC bureaucrats never let a crisis go to waste.
University of Arizona Students Say Finishing Courses Online Is “Expecting Too Much”
An online petition demanding that the University of Arizona end spring classes has garnered more than 8,800 signatures from students. The university had already announced a delayed start of spring classes and moved as many as possible online out of concern for students’ health. However, the UA online petition objected, “This is not an effective solution in this...
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What To Read About Socialism: A Critical Bibliography
A college-level bibliography on socialism is a vital necessity. I have worked with campus classical-liberal, conservative and libertarian groups for decades, most recently serving as the faculty advisor for Stanford College Republicans. This reading list for college students is highly relevant in light of the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, the turmoil in...
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Diversity Rankings Hold Deep Meaning for the University of California, the State, and the Nation
Californians passed the California Civil Rights Initiative, Proposition 209 in 1996. Opponents argued that the measure would end minority representation, but that turned out to be wrong. 
University of California Still Bulking Up on Diversity Bureaucrats
The vice chancellor for diversity, equity, and inclusion position is completely unnecessary and defies California law.
Identity Groups: Am I Eligible for This Award?
Diversity of ideas should be considered when discussing “diversity”.
Compounding California’s Student Preparation Problem
California State University officials want more undergraduates to earn their degrees and do so more quickly. Yet their “solution” could compound the more fundamental problem that too many students are graduating without being prepared. CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White issued an executive order last month that changes policies affecting entering freshmen’s knowledge assessments and...
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Localize, Don’t Federalize, Educational Choice
Parental choice in education has many advantages, as we see in the growing majority of states with choice programs. Yet using the federal government to expand educational choice is risky, as The Heritage Foundation’s Linsdey Burke, The Cato Institute’s Neal McCluskey, and I explain in our Washington Post editorial. The Trump administration has made clear that it wants to...
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