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Instead of Going to War in Iraq, the U.S. Could Have Paid for Four Years’ Free University Education

Yesterday, I noted that the 21st Century war in Iraq has cost the United States 818 billion dollars, in addition to the loss of life, the loss of health, the loss of stability and the loss of trust. Forget all the unquantifiable losses for a moment and focus on the money. This is a lot […]

Would you stroll in this colon?

My first reaction upon seeing this hands-on exhibit was digust: shouldn’t some exhibitions be hands-off?  My second reaction was a different kind of disgust: who wants to eat refreshments next to an 8-foot-high section of  bowel?  My third reaction turned to the inevitable jokes about “passing” through. 

My final emotional destination was admiration: it takes […]

Bernie Sanders To Propose Free College

If you would rather see the USA spend money on education than on gigantic machines of war, vote for Bernie Sanders for President. […]

Does Your Member Of Congress Support Violence Against Children In Schools?

If you are not represented by one of the above members of the U.S. House of Representatives, contact the office of your member of Congress through the switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask my your U.S. Representative isn’t willing to support H.R. 2268, to stand against violence against children in schools. […]

America Needs Scientists…

… but not so much that it needs to encourage girls to learn about science.

The notice below, urging parents to “Stimulate boys’ interest”, is from an advertisement for microscopes, telescopes, and other scientific equipment by Edmund Scientific Co. in the March 1958 issue of Natural History.

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Divestment Protests Spread Around The World

The University of Maine, the University of Dayton, Stanford University, and Syracuse University are just a few among the schools that have already chosen to divest, driving down the stock price of fossil fuel companies. Watch for more to join the list. […]

Senators From Oklahoma Want Their Schools To Aim Lower

If Americans want their schools to perform better, Oklahoma is not a place they can to look to for an example. So, why do Oklahoma senators James Inhofe and James Lankford want Oklahoma to have more local control over education? […]

Google Wants Kids To Use Apps On The Playground Instead Of Playing

The message of this advertisement seems to be: Get your students an Android tablet from Google For Education, and video game learning can replace physical education. What Google genius thought that would be an effective piece of marketing? […]

What Makes These The Five Racial Groups?

How come only “American Indian or Alaska Native” peoples must maintain cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition? Why don’t “White” students have to prove tribal affiliation or community recognition to have their whiteness accepted? […]

Is Ben Carson Right About Homeschooling and Private Schools?

Ben Carson claims that homeschoolers perform best, and public school students do the worst. Let’s look at some research to see if his claims hold up to scrutiny. […]

National Adjunct Walkout Day

If colleges and universities, who claim to offer us paths to self-improvement, continue to provide exploitation instead, an advanced degree may soon come to be regarded as the mark of a fool rather than as a sign of wisdom. Today is National Adjunct Walkout Day. […]