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DougMacG

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Education, an interesting, embattled professor, Camille Paglia, WSJ
« Reply #400 on: September 04, 2019, 06:33:34 AM »
I struggled with where to post this as it crosses lines with education, religion, gender roles, anti-victimization, economics and anti-politically-correct free speech.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-feminist-capitalist-professor-under-fire-11567201511

Not fair to just excerpt the parts I like.  She sings a different tune and therefore they want her out.



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another one with forgive student loans
« Reply #402 on: October 24, 2019, 09:01:52 AM »
why should the creditors be forced to eat this?

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/trump-education-official-resigns-student-loans-141706667.html

why not like in other markets ?

if colleges cannot get their fees down the go out of business

stop supplementing them.

I guarantee that will changes things - fast/.

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WSJ: American School Flunk
« Reply #403 on: October 31, 2019, 03:24:08 PM »
America’s Schools Flunk
Despite more spending, test scores fall and the achievement gap grows.
By The Editorial Board
Oct. 30, 2019 6:49 pm ET

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The highest-achieving students are doing better and the lowest are doing worse than a decade ago. That’s one depressing revelation from the latest Nation’s Report Card that details how America’s union-run public schools are flunking.

The results from the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress, which is administered to students around the country every two years, were published on Wednesday. There isn’t much to cheer. Only 35% of fourth graders rated proficient in reading, which is about the same as in 2009. Worse, students have backslid in reading over the last two years.

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While median math and reading scores have stayed about the same over the last decade, achievement gaps are increasing. Since 2009 scores for the lowest 10% of students fell by about as much as they improved for the top 10%. The 90th percentile of eighth graders in math scored about four points higher while the bottom tenth scored five points lower.

It’s also distressing that the learning gap between black and white students hasn’t budged since 2009. Hispanics showed significant improvement in reading between 1992 and 2013 but their gains have since stalled. Average scores for English-language learners have ticked up slightly since 2009, though the disparity between low-income kids and everyone else has stayed flat.

The academic stagnation has been pervasive. Over the last two years, scores in fourth-grade reading declined in 17 states while improving in one—Mississippi. Eighth graders scored lower in reading in 31 states while increasing only in Washington, D.C. Eighth-grade math scores have improved in only Washington, D.C., Mississippi and Louisiana.

Washington, D.C., has been the biggest school reform success story over the last decade. Twice as many fourth and eighth graders score proficient in math than in 2009. Proficiency in reading has likewise increased by about 10 percentage points, and the learning gap between whites and blacks has significantly shrunk. What accounts for these improvements?

For one, charter-school enrollment in Washington has increased by nearly 60% since 2009. Studies have shown that charters have increased competition and thereby raised student performance at traditional public schools. Former schools chancellor Michelle Rhee’s teacher tenure and merit pay reforms are also paying learning dividends.

The teachers unions’ answer to every education deficit is more spending. But between 2012 and 2017—the last year of available Census Bureau data—average per-pupil education spending increased by 15%. Spending has been growing at an even faster clip over the last couple of years as government revenue has recovered from the recession.

States that are spending more haven’t shown improvement. In California annual K-12 spending has increased by more than half since 2013 to $102 billion. Yet student test scores have been flat since 2013. It’s a similar story in New York, Illinois and New Jersey where Democrats have raised taxes for schools.

Much of the money has gone to fund teacher pensions and administrative positions that pad union rolls. Maybe parents should go on strike to demand more accountability from the union-run public school monopoly.

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Education, AOC Accidentally Makes the Case for School Choice
« Reply #404 on: December 01, 2019, 07:37:47 AM »
"The young congresswoman shared a childhood story about how her family made financial sacrifices to leave the Bronx and buy a house in Westchester so that she could attend school in a higher quality district."

https://reason.com/2019/10/22/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-accidentally-makes-the-case-for-school-choice/
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Re: Education, AOC Accidentally Makes the Case for School Choice
« Reply #405 on: December 02, 2019, 02:25:05 PM »
"Some animals are more equal than others".


"The young congresswoman shared a childhood story about how her family made financial sacrifices to leave the Bronx and buy a house in Westchester so that she could attend school in a higher quality district."

https://reason.com/2019/10/22/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-accidentally-makes-the-case-for-school-choice/
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Can everyone make that choice?

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Re: Education
« Reply #407 on: January 03, 2020, 12:31:34 AM »
Exactly the right place 8-)


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Re: Education
« Reply #409 on: January 12, 2020, 02:04:22 PM »
"The letter also notes that “Qatari ‘donations’ to American colleges and universities are made strategically to advance Qatari interests.”

You mean they did it to buy influence ?  what a shock

"The universities named by the Department of Education were Georgetown, Texas A&M, Cornell, Rutgers, the University of Maryland and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

I graduated med school from Rutgers (after starting in Grenada) . Rutgers is one of the most militant progressive social justice warrior universities around
I know two people who went to Georgetown Law........  :wink:

"China, Qatar and Russia were some of the sources of foreign funding that went unreported."

I remember when I lived in Arlington outside of DC
during the Iranian crisis at the end of the Carter administration seeing hundreds of Iranians facing off Americans at the picket lines screaming down with America.  I was in shock and asked some people what are all these Iranians doing here.  The response was don't you know?  Iranians built the engineering building. ( at George Washington U.)

All for altruistic reasons.
Like the Hollywood types etc.

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budget proposal. to cut DOE
« Reply #411 on: February 09, 2020, 05:51:57 AM »

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Re: Education
« Reply #412 on: February 09, 2020, 06:47:08 AM »
This is good news!

The block grants should provide some political inoculation.

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Sarah Lawrence College
« Reply #413 on: February 12, 2020, 08:02:41 PM »

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Re: Sarah Lawrence College
« Reply #414 on: February 13, 2020, 05:48:06 AM »
I went to Sarah Lawrence for my first two years of college.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/former-felon-sarah-lawrence-parent-arrested-for-sex-trafficking-abusing-students

Most disturbing story I have seen in a very long time.

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Re: Education
« Reply #415 on: February 13, 2020, 11:05:50 AM »
Rahm Emanuel went to SLC too.


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Harvard, with $40.9 Billion Endowment, Lays Off Dining Hall Workers
« Reply #417 on: March 26, 2020, 08:42:05 AM »
https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/harvard-not-paying-all-workers-during-coronavirus-shutdown-despite-40-9b-endowment/

Evil capitalists? No.  Evil, greedy, selfish Marxists.  Is that really who we want to rule us?  Or even to educate us?

When they re-open, let them do it without food service workers.

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Re: Education
« Reply #418 on: March 26, 2020, 07:04:59 PM »
https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/harvard-not-paying-all-workers-during-coronavirus-shutdown-despite-40-9b-endowment/

Evil capitalists? No.  Evil, greedy, selfish Marxists.  Is that really who we want to rule us?  Or even to educate us?

When they re-open, let them do it without food service workers.


watch

they probably can get something from the 2 trillion deal
most likely it wa s all harvard /wall street people coming up with the "Bail out " "for the People' for "workers and their families". rah rah

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