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  • Universities Should Invest in Their Students, Not Securities

    03/22/2019 8:15:01 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | March 22, 2019 | Robert Wright
    Nearly all American institutions of higher education raise money they put into endowments—money that is kept invested in securities. At the same time, many of their students borrow money from the federal government so they can afford to attend. As I will explain, this system is fraught with problems. It would be far better if colleges and universities would raise money to lend to students who need it to attend. I see several reasons why they should do so. First and foremost, lending to students gives schools “skin in the game.” Warren Buffett’s billions stand testament to the wisdom of...
  • If Your Child Came Home from College A Leftist, What kind of characteristics will you discover?

    03/22/2019 7:36:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/22/2019 | Dennis Prager
    Every year, many thousands of American parents find that the son or daughter they sent to college has been transformed by college into a leftist. For left-wing parents, this may be a blessing, but for parents who are not leftist — not to mention conservative — it is often painfully jolting. It is jolting because their beloved child now holds America in contempt; prefers socialism to capitalism; regards all white people and police as racist; believes the Bible, Christianity and Judaism are not only nonsense, but dangerous nonsense; no longer believes men and women are inherently different — or even...
  • More Misconceptions About College

    03/22/2019 4:25:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | March 22, 2019 | Mona Charen
    Now that we've all had a good airing of grievances about elite colleges and their attendant injustices, let's get some perspective. While the numbers of high school graduates heading off to college has increased in recent years, the percentages graduating with a four-year degree have not increased much. Many students, especially those who are the first in their families to attend college, drop out before receiving a degree. (They cannot drop out of student loan payments though.) Data from the Lumina Foundation show that among Americans aged 25-64, 52.4 percent have no more than a high school diploma (though 15.4...
  • Ivanka Trump Wants America to Kick Addiction to Four-Year College, Massive Student Debt

    03/21/2019 6:55:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 21,2019 | John Carney
    “I think culturally, for a long time we have created and perpetuated the narrative that there is one pathway to achieving the American dream and its four-year university,” Ms. Trump said in a recent interview. Trump goes on: That has been instilled into American students, it’s often American parents that feel that is the only viable path. So you have kids going into school racking up enormous amounts of student debt that they’ll often take decades if there ever able to pay it off without a skill, if they ultimately graduate. So I think opening up the prism and saying...
  • Trump signs executive order to promote free speech on college campuses

    03/21/2019 1:23:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Fox ^ | March 21, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order to promote free speech on college campuses by threatening colleges with the loss of federal research funding if they do not protect those rights. "We’re here to take historic action to defend American students and American values," Trump said, surrounded by conservative student activists at the signing ceremony. "They’ve been under siege." "Under the guise of speech codes, safe spaces and trigger warnings, these universities have tried to restrict free thought, impose total conformity and shut down the voices of great young Americans like those here today," he said. A senior administration...
  • Report: Loughlin’s Daughter Furious At Parents For Ruining Her Income Stream With Admissions Scandal

    03/21/2019 6:57:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/21/2019 | Allahpundit
    Or so “sources” say, but how can this story not be true? I made the same point in a post last week. Lost amid the outrage over rich parents buying college seats for their dimwit children is the fact that Lori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia was doing quite well for herself as a social-media “influencer.” If you can pull a million views for a video, as she could, you can make serious money from that alone. If you can bring a sponsor’s products to an audience of that size, as she routinely did, you’ve got serious ad money on top...
  • WATCH: College Students Say Ocasio-Cortez, Not Pelosi, Is Face of Democratic Party

    03/21/2019 1:53:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/20/19
    Is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi losing her grip on the Democratic Party? Students at Georgetown University apparently think so. Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips visited the campus in Washington, D.C., to ask people about the intra-party struggle between the old guard, like Pelosi (D-Calif.), and more progressive, far-left lawmakers like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her outspoken freshmen colleagues. Students were asked: “Between Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who do you view as the face of the Democrat Party?” The results went overwhelmingly in the freshman congresswoman's favor. “She’s got the people. We’re in a time of extremes, she’s pulling pretty...
  • No soccer experience, but she still got a spot on elite UCLA team

    03/20/2019 5:39:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Lauren Isackson’s athletic credentials were dwarfed by those of her teammates. She joined the vaunted UCLA women’s soccer program in 2017 alongside members of the U.S. and Canadian national teams — elite athletes accustomed to dominating the high school and club circuits, being the best in their leagues, their states, even their entire home countries. Isackson’s biography on the UCLA roster, meanwhile, lists her as an honorable mention all-league selection in 2014 for the West Bay Athletic League in Northern California. But even that was false, according to federal prosecutors who have implicated Isackson’s parents in a broad conspiracy to...
  • Why Postmoderns Train—Not Educate—Activists

    03/20/2019 5:57:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | March 20, 2019 | Stephen Hicks
    Here’s why indoctrinating children makes perfect sense to postmodernists. Postmodernism is a sprawling movement centered on the conviction that the modern world’s most distinctive achievements—among them the rise of science, technology, individualism, universal rights, democratic-republicanism, and liberal capitalism—should be treated with suspicion or outright contempt. Most of us encountered old-fashioned indoctrinators in our education. Indoctrinators think this way: There is the One Truth. I am in possession of it. So important is it that students must believe it. Alternative ideas are a waste of time—and a temptation to unformed minds—and should be shunned. So as a teacher I will use...
  • College Cheating Scandal

    03/20/2019 4:45:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | March 20, 2019 | Walter E. Williams
    Federal prosecutors have charged more than 50 people involved in cheating and bribery in order to get their children admitted to some of the nation's most prestigious colleges and universities such as Georgetown, Yale, Stanford, University of Texas, University of Southern California and UCLA. They often paid more than $100,000 to rig SAT or ACT exams. In some instances, they bribed college officials and secured their children's admissions to elite schools through various fraud schemes. As corrupt and depraved as these recent revelations are, they are only the tip of the iceberg of generalized college corruption and gross dishonesty. According...
  • Varsity Blues: Admissions Scandal Confirms That College Isn't for Everyone

    03/19/2019 7:16:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/19/2019 | Megan Fox
    When I was eighteen, I won a scholarship to the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. I wanted to go. My dad refused to send me to a "fruit school," as he called it. Years later, after wasting thousands of his dollars by dropping out of ASU (because I didn't go to class—a fact I'm not proud of) we had another moment to talk about what went wrong. I asked him again why he didn't want me to go to Roosevelt and he repeated, "That's a school for fruits." I looked at him and said, "Dad, when...
  • Elizabeth Warren wants to abolish the Electoral College

    03/19/2019 6:36:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 79 replies
    nypost ^ | 03/18/2019 | Tamar Lapin
    Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Monday night called for abolishing the Electoral College. The Massachusetts Democrat said during a town hall on CNN that she would back a plan to scrap the process and move the country to a national popular vote. “My view is that every vote matters,” Warren said to applause. “And the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting and that means get rid of the Electoral College — and every vote counts.” The electoral process, she said, effectively disenfranchises voters in states dominated by one party.
  • White House Might Put Colleges on the Hook for Student Loans

    03/19/2019 5:35:53 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 68 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 12, 2019 | Michelle Hackman
    WASHINGTON—The White House is weighing a measure that would require colleges and universities to take a financial stake in their students’ ability to repay government loans, an effort that could squeeze loan availability to students and reduce defaults. For several months, Trump administration officials have been discussing enacting such a mechanism or making a push for one in Congress as part of a broader effort to combat rising college costs. In the administration’s budget proposal released Monday, officials made brief mention of a “request to create an educational finance system that requires postsecondary institutions that accept taxpayer funds to have...
  • Trump Administration Proposes Borrowing Limits for Some Student Loans

    03/19/2019 5:28:19 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 18, 2019 | Michelle Hackman and Josh Mitchell
    WASHINGTON—The White House is calling on Congress to cap how much graduate students and parents of undergraduates can borrow in federal student loans, a proposal it said is aimed at curbing rising college costs. White House officials publicized the proposal as part of a broader set of ideas it is urging Congress to adopt as lawmakers undertake a rewrite of the Higher Education Act, a 1965 law that governs student loans. The law hasn’t been reauthorized since 2008, and Democrats and Republicans agree it is due for an overhaul given the growth of online and other nontraditional degree programs. The...
  • How the Other Half Learns: Vocational education is the better option for [many students]

    03/19/2019 5:20:45 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2019 | Oren Cass
    ... For every 100 American students who begin the ninth grade, 18 will fail to graduate high school on time, 25 will earn a diploma but not enroll in college, and 29 will enroll in college but fail to complete a degree. Even among the 28 percent who graduate from college in a timely fashion, 12 will end up in jobs that don’t require college degrees anyway. Only 16 out of the 100—call them the Fortunate Fifth (and it’s more like a sixth)—will move smoothly through the high-school-to-college-to-career pipeline that we pretend should be everyone’s goal. And the picture is...
  • Woman reveals how she used to write rich children's college applications, essays, [tr]

    03/18/2019 10:44:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 18, 2019 | Anneta Konstantinides
    A woman who used to write college essays, applications, and resumes for the children of wealthy parents has spoken out about the college bribery scandal. Jaimie Leigh took to Facebook to reveal that she was not at all surprised when she found out that dozens of affluent parents, including Hollywood celebrities like Lori Laughlin and Felicity Huffman, had bribed their children's way into America's top schools. Leigh broke down just how the wealthy get their children into these elite schools, and how it sets up their children for the same opulent lifestyle. 'I think a lot of people seriously have...
  • Jack Cashill: Malia, Michelle, Barack and the College Admissions Scandal

    03/18/2019 7:01:27 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies ^ | Jack Cashill
    People have been scamming their ways into prestige universities for decades, maybe centuries, but in the past they have had the good sense not to put the cash on the table. It seems that in this scandal a few of the bribers and their brokers may well pay for their indiscretion with prison sentences as well. The media pretend to be shocked. In an editorial on the scandal, the New York Times singled out Harvard University for its “special admissions preferences and back doors for certain applicants.” This is the same New York Times, however, that published an entirely uncritical...
  • Fallout from college admissions scandal worsening for accused parents, schools

    03/17/2019 5:32:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 128 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/16/19 | Richard Winton, Hannah Fry
    **SNIP** • Some of the parents who are accused of cheating to get their children into elite schools are facing civil lawsuits in addition to federal criminal charges. • Meanwhile, there is talk in Congress of new laws aimed at cracking down, and the Department of Education is also reviewing the case. • Some of the defendants are already feeling the effects of the scandal. Actress Lori Loughlin and her daughter have lost work. Two members of the board of a top Newport Beach prep school stepped down, as has a top investment banker. • Several of the colleges involved...
  • Meet the finance fraudster who blew the lid off the college admissions scandal

    03/16/2019 5:03:18 PM PDT · by Liz · 18 replies
    NYPOST.COM ^ | 3/14/19 | Aaron Feis and Lia Eustachewich
    With his back to the wall in an alleged pump-and-dump scheme, LA financier Morrie Tobin offered a tip that would turn into the biggest college-admissions fraud ever prosecuted, then wore a wire to help bring down the cheats. In a bid for mercy, the Yale grad told investigators that Rudolph “Rudy” Meredith, the head women’s soccer coach at the Ivy League school, solicited $450,000 from him in exchange for recommending Tobin’s daughter for admission as an athletic recruit, a source told the Journal. Tobin agreed to wear a wire during a meeting in a Boston hotel room with Meredith —...
  • The College admissions scandal and the illusions of prestige

    03/16/2019 7:39:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/16/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    It is no coincidence that the list of parents indicted for buying their children entrance to allegedly prestigious colleges contains so many denizens of Hollywood and venture capital and investment banking.  Both professions sell illusions and dreams: outright fiction or the promise of profit. The purportedly "elite" colleges and universities into which they bribed their kids also sell the illusion that merely being associated with them will confer lifelong important advantages.  That is not nearly as true as they would have you believe.  In fact, in many if not most circumstances, enrollment in a nationally prominent purportedly "prestigious" institution of higher education is less...