Day: December 7, 2012

Education Lobby Spending Millions to Block Budget Cuts

By Eric Pianin and Brianna Ehley Cross-posted and adapted from The Fiscal Times With at least $16 billion in federal funds and grants at stake next year if the government goes over the fiscal cliff, the nation’s universities and primary and secondary education systems are waging an unprecedented lobbying effort of more than $67 million […]

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Swarthmore Activists Don’t Live Up to Their Own Hype

It may be moral preening, but some students are trying to launch a campaign against colleges with endowment money invested in fossil fuels. The New York Times recently reported on one such effort by Swarthmore students. The Times seems to have thrown its weight behind the protesters by puffing them up as “the vanguard of […]

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