Category US Government

Charter Schools Any Good?

Charter Schools Any Good?   Testifying at NAACP hearing: Are charters the answer for ed? Published on February 13, 2017 By Julian Vasquez Heilig <<https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/testifying-naacp-hearing-charters-answer-ed-julian-vasquez-heilig>&gt; Professor, Director, Blogger, On-Air and Print Education Contributor Julian Vasquez Heilig stated, “Considering the election of Donald Trump, we may have reached a watershed moment for market-based school choice and […]

Jobs and Education

Jobs and Education I have written before on this when I used percentages of both supply and demand. But I was assuming that the number of people in the workforce and the number jobs were the same. In other words the supply and demand pies were the same the size. I was fairly sure that […]

Betsy DeVos’s Confirmation Hearing –A Critique

A Critique of Betsy DeVos   Betsy DeVos’s Education Hearing Erupts Into Partisan Debate By Kate Zernike and Yamiche Alcindor JAN. 17, 2017 DeVos Endorses ‘Choice’ in Education << https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/17/us/politics/betsy-devos-education-senate-hearing.html?_r=0>&gt; The authors stated, “Betsy DeVos, in her hearing to be education secretary, said parents should be allowed to choose where their children attend school.” Perhaps, […]

Student Debt and Non-Graduates?

Student Debt and Non-Graduates? A Critical Examination of: The Biggest Crisis in Higher Ed Isn’t Student Debt, It’s Students Who Don’t Graduate Published on October 18, 2016 By Michael Crow President at Arizona State University (ASU) Michael Crow wrote, “There is a lot of talk these days about student debt and the challenges that families […]

Slow Growth of College Graduation– My Critique

The Slow Growth of College-Graduation Rates—My Critique By The Atlantic << http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/04/the-slow-growth-of-college-graduation-rates/477798/?trk=pulse-det-art_view_ext >> The Atlantic wrote, “According to a new report, more Americans earned a higher-education degree in 2014 than in 2008.” I would not doubt it as about 75% of all high school graduates went to college (mostly Community College) in 2008. So, I […]

The President Can’t End Common Core State Standards—My Critique

The President Can’t End Common Core State Standards—My Critique   << http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/08/upshot/donald-trump-doesnt-understand-common-core-and-neither-do-his-rivals.html?trk=pulse-det-art_view_ext&_r=0>&gt;   This is obviously a New York Times (NYT) article. It discusses how the GOP candidates for President do not understand Common Core State Standards.   The President, rarely can do what they want to do when they are candidates. This has always […]

Obama’s Push for 2 years of Community College for everyone– My Critique

Comments on Obama’s Push for Community College for Everyone The President (Obama) is pushing free Community College for all. This, by the way, is not a new idea. The Truman Commission Report wanted the same thing, in 1947. The report mentioned free first two years of college for all of those people who could benefit […]