Day: May 9, 2013

Average Tuition Discount for Freshman: 45%

The higher-education story of the week is about cost: colleges and universities are cutting prices. At least that’s the impression one gets from media coverage of the annual report from the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). “Colleges Cut Prices by Providing More Financial Aid,” states the Wall Street Journal. “Private U.S. […]

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The Book Burning at San Jose State

Here’s what happens when you send a book questioning anthropogenic global warming to the chairman of the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at San Jose State University: The book, The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism,  was sent out by The Heartland Institute, a conservative think tank. Dr. Alison Bridges, chairman of the department, […]

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Ideology Forced on Minnesota High Schools

The University of Minnesota has a program of dual enrollment in which high schools create courses that match selected UM first-year courses in content and rigor and students earn UM credits.  It’s called College in the Schools, and it offers 22 courses in the humanities and social sciences such as Calculus I, Intermediate French, and […]

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