Category Archives: Education

Student Loans

The only segment of our economy that had experienced the same inflation as medical care is higher education. While there may be many causes for this expansion of cost the biggest is doubtless the easy availability of student loans. The federal government has recently assumed full responsibility for the vast majority of these instruments. Until now it…

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Res Ipsa Loquitur

But if you’d like to read more about this observation, ie SAT reading scores are at a decades long low, go here.

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The Wall Street Journal and American History

The Wall Street Journal today published Students Stumble Again on the Basics of History. In it they present the familiar lament that many American students are deficient in the basics of American history. The following picture was used to illustrate how little our students know about the Declaration of Independence. All is not lost, however,…

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A Liberal Education

Nobody can teach you nothing. You got to learn for yourself – Willie Mays Gregory A Petsko, the Gyula and Katica Tauber Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry and chair of biochemistry at Brandeis University, has written an open, angry, and hostile letter to George M. Philip, the president of the State University of New York at Albany…

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Educational Thought of the Day

Nobody can teach you nothing. You got to learn for yourself. Willie Mays

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