education

  1. jacobfitcher

    Obama Removes All Funding For ‘Abstinence-Only’ Sex Education

    Good news: President Barack Obama removes all government funding for abstinence-only sex education programs in public schools. In particular, Obama’s 2017 budget proposal eliminates a $10 million-a-year grant program for abstinence-only education run by the Department of Health and Human...
  2. Friday13

    Trump: Slash Education and EPA Funding

    Donald Trump Vows to Slash Funding for Education, EPA
  3. Puzzling Evidence

    Hillary Clinton and special education....

    I would like to discuss her plans for helping children who need special education. Are her policies a good idea? Do they address problems dealing of parents hamstrung by the challenges of raising children who require constant attention. This is not a thread about the validity of these...
  4. J

    AZ lawmaker who says Earth is 6,000 years old now leads state senate education panel

    The future as seen by the regressive party, the promise to drag us back to the dark ages. Tea party stalwart Sylvia Allen who The Phoenix New Times calls a “professional fruitcake.” Is the head of this educational panel. The Holocaust didn't happen and she tried to get a militia group run by a...
  5. bajisima

    Resurgence of single sex education

    "Defenders of same-sex schools hold fast to the belief that girls and boys benefit from separate academic instruction. Proponents often point to school experiences documented in landmark reports like The American Association of University Women’s “How Schools Shortchange Girls” as evidence of...
  6. Rasselas

    Strikingly Sad Moment for Christian Higher Education

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/17/us/wheaton-college-professor-larycia-hawkins-muslim-scarf.html?module=WatchingPortal&region=c-column-middle-span-region&pgType=Homepage&action=click&mediaId=wide&state=standard&contentPlacement=4&version=internal&contentCollection=www.nytimes.com&contentId=http%3...
  7. jacobfitcher

    Colorado Votes To Fire Education Board Conservatives Who Tried To Mess With History B

    Here’s a history lesson three Colorado Board of Education members learned the hard way: Don’t try to change public school history books to better suit your conservative ideology. If you do, you’ll be out of a job. In Jefferson County, Colorado, voters made that clear on Tuesday, when they...
  8. PACE

    Obama cuts Bush deficiet by 1 trillion while expanding education and Healthcare

    Tea Party Republicans Left Dazed As Obama Cuts Bush’s Deficit By $1 Trillion |
  9. BoiseBo

    John Oliver takes on sex education -- brilliantly!

    John begins showing examples of truly BAD sex education, and finally creates the perfect sex ed video. So tell us conservatives, do you prefer truth or truthiness? And which to you hate more.. Uneducated teen pregnancies or the resulting abortions?? It's really not that tough. *This is about...
  10. Isalexi

    Republicans don't support education

    37 republicans were able to block a bill that would enable college loans to be refinanced at a lower rate of interest....the right gives lip service to education, but they do everything to thwart it.
  11. mrmike

    What gives? Baltimore 2nd only to NYC in Education spending

    I do wonder why that long term investment is not really seeming to work and improving things in Baltimore? Question to all: What other money or program (also money) can be thrown at this problem with the community there that you feel will really fix it? Baltimore second in per-pupil...
  12. meridian5455

    Hillary calls education the ‘most important non-family enterprise in raising of kids

    It looks like Hillary Clinton has updated her infamous “it takes a village to raise a child” line for 2016, and somehow makes it sound worse. Now it’s education is the “most important non-family enterprise in the raising of the next generation" Hillary Clinton Praises Common Core, Says...
  13. J

    Some Education Problems

    Education, as it is set up today, is not the way to teach children for a while. The fundamental problem with it is that it was set over 100 years ago, and was designed to create cogs in a machine, not individuals. the future needs people who can think for themselves, adapt, and teach themselves...
  14. BoiseBo

    Another R governor proposes huge cuts to higher education

    Who needs those uppity colleges anyway? Keep 'em stupid and they'll vote Republican! Another Republican Governor Proposes Big Cuts in Higher Education ? The Ticker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education
  15. texmaster

    Obama's lack of education on display again. This time equating Christianity and ISIS

    President Barack Obama set off a firestorm Thursday morning by comparing ISIS barbarity to the Crusades. Obama recalled the savagery carried out nearly one thousand years ago in the name of Christ while speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, in Washington, D.C., but his equivocation fell on...
  16. M

    What is the magic number that would fix education in America?

    $100 thousand per student? $1 million per student? When is enough enough? If there were some magical number that would fix all of America's educational problems, myself and every other American would be willing to pay it You and I both know that lack of spending isn't the problem...
  17. meridian5455

    Listen Up Obama, Students Don’t Want Your Free Education

    In case you haven’t heard, President Obama plans to make his latest and greatest idea public today—to grant a “free” community college education to every student who graduates from high school. Well, the idea sounds nice, especially now, when college is unaffordable for many young people and...
  18. meridian5455

    Yankees pay for slain cop’s kids’ education

    Yankee owner George Steinbrenner died in 2010, but his appreciation for the men and women in blue who protect New York City lives on. For 32 years, Steinbrenner's Yankee Silver Shield Foundation has provided for the education of the children of New York City police officers, firemen and Port...
  19. Erro

    Low educational attainment

    The main reason, in my opinion, why education standards are generally so low in the west, is that education has been politically hijacked by politicians and used as a political football for their ideologies. Education was always about learning, not a social experiment, not reinforcing political...
  20. bajisima

    The Plot against public education

    Interesting article about how Bill Gates decided to improve public schools by breaking them up. He spent over $2 billion and over 8 years his vision turned out to be a disaster for public education. He unintentionally gave a boost to charter schools. "Bill Gates had an idea. He was...