Education

Why Don’t Republicans Care About Higher Education?

Why Don’t Republicans Care About Higher Education?

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit Republican resentment of higher education is everywhere. It is in the voters, in the politicians and in the presidency. Higher education is in strange form these days. Research has shown, again and again, that college degrees have a high return on investment — this, in part, explains the […]

Trump Administration Pick To Head Dept. Of Education Fraud Unit Is Just What You’d Expect

Trump Administration Pick To Head Dept. Of Education Fraud Unit Is Just What You’d Expect

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit The Trump administration has just tapped the former dean of the for-profit DeVry University, Julian Schmoke, Jr., to be the chief enforcement officer of the Education Department’s higher education fraud unit. There’s just one problem. Last year, DeVry’s parent company, which has been renamed Adtalem Global Education, agreed […]

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Takes Away Student’s Rights

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Takes Away Student’s Rights

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit 19 attorneys general are suing Betsy DeVos for suspending Obama-era measures intended to protect students. The Obama administration negotiated two years for fairer laws pertaining to students who have loans with educational institutions that either defrauded them or went out of business. (Trump University anyone?) The rules were […]

Evolution And Climate Change Education Could Be Over In Florida Schools

Evolution And Climate Change Education Could Be Over In Florida Schools

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit Educators and science advocates warn a new law can be used to target evolution and climate change education.  A new Florida law has education advocates worried that it will make it more difficult to teach evolution and climate change in public schools. Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed a […]

Abstinence-Only Education Fail: Texas Sees High Rate Of Teen Pregnancies   

Abstinence-Only Education Fail: Texas Sees High Rate Of Teen Pregnancies   

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit Despite ample amounts of research and statistics proving that higher rates of teen pregnancies occur when there’s a lack of comprehensive sex education, Texas and other states still push abstinence-only education while also making contraception less accessible.  The University of Florida-Pensacola conducted a study examining the number of nationwide […]

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