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Business Does It Better? Top 3 Private For-Profit Universities have Staggering Loan Default Rate

A week ago, I wrote to share the news that a quarter of students departing the private for-profit Kaplan University are so desperate that they default on their student loans. Defaulting on student loans is a big deal: it absolutely wrecks a person’s credit rating, it leads to harassment by collecting agencies, and is almost [...]

It's Not Paranoid or Sinister to Question Presidential Worship in Schools

Some friends of mine whom I respect and admire have been posting newspaper editorial headlines on Facebook declaring:

Reaction to Obama’s school speech is tragic, sinister and sickening

Calls to boycott Obama’s speech to kids offer a disturbing lesson in paranoia

It’s difficult to react to the substance of the speech to be broadcast to [...]

Maine DOE: We Must Violate Your Child’s Privacy. Computer Said So. Moo.

This year, the Maine Department of Education has instituted a new policy, requiring every public school principal to send on the name and infraction details of any child suspended from school to the state government for inclusion in a massive database recording the behaviors of youth. We’re not talking about criminals here — we’re talking [...]

Maine DOE: We Must Violate Your Child's Privacy. Computer Said So. Moo.

This year, the Maine Department of Education has instituted a new policy, requiring every public school principal to send on the name and infraction details of any child suspended from school to the state government for inclusion in a massive database recording the behaviors of youth. We’re not talking about criminals here — we’re talking [...]