The left fret about budget cuts to Department of Education In reality, the cuts do not go deeply enough

From The Wall Street Journal: Trump Job Cuts at Education Department Worry Civil-Rights Advocates The government office that responds to such issues as sexual harassment and racial discrimination is losing significant numbers of employees By Michelle Hackman | December 15, 2017 5:30 AM EST WASHINGTON—The Education Department is cutting staff at its Office for Civil …

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Why should people be allowed to shield income from taxation?

Heather Long discusses the (supposedly) final version of the Republican tax bill in The Washington Post, and I came upon this part: Andrew Devendorf has contacted Sen. Marco Rubio’s office every other day for the past month to beg the Florida Republican to make sure Congress’s final tax bill doesn’t make graduate school unaffordable for him …

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Governor Bevin gets it right

Prospects for liberal arts graduates were already waning following the 1994 and 2001 recessions, and the 2008-9 recession really killed them. Businesses which used to hire French Literature graduates into entry-level management positions are now looking for grads with a more closely related degree. From the Lexington Herald-Leader: Bevin implores universities to cut programs that …

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The failure of Affirmative Action

From The New York Times: Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years Ago By Jeremy Ashkenas, Haeyoun Park and Adam Pierce | August 24, 2017 Even after decades of affirmative action, black and Hispanic students are more underrepresented at the nation’s top colleges and universities than …

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Studying or stoning? It’s no surprise which one leads to better grades.

Heather Long, who moved from CNN to The Washington Post’s WonkBlog, tweeted: These college students in Europe lost access to legal pot — and started getting better grades https://t.co/yoq6cJ1eXX via @Patrick_C_Reis — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) July 25, 2017 And the story: These college students lost access to legal pot — and started getting better grades …

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This study is no surprise

From the Harvard Business Review: Research: How Subtle Class Cues Can Backfire on Your Resume By Lauren Rivera and András Tilcsik | December 21, 2016 Every fall, tens of thousands of law students compete for a small number of coveted summer associateships at the country’s top law firms. The stakes are high: getting one of …

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Special Snowflakes™ get their feelings hurt! College Republicans say that "safe spaces" are for children, and the crybabies then prove them right

From Le*gal In*sur*rec*tion: College Republicans at U. Miami Spark Outrage With Sign: “Safe spaces are for children” Posted by Aleister | Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:30am The funny thing about this is that the people who were offended by the sign confirmed it to be true. Red Alert Politics reported: “Safe spaces are for …

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