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You hear about the student debt crisis, but the real issue isn’t the debt, it’s the cost of the post-secondary education system. Carol Roth goes solo to talk about the strategic approach needed to really address policy issues, not just their symptoms, and breaks down what needs to happen to make education more affordable and effective.

Plus, a Now-You-Know trivia tidbit about Die Hard.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Don’t Know Much About History: Veterans Day Edition

 

This is page one of the “Intermediate Level U.S. History since 1900” workbook, used to prepare for the citizenship exam. What, if anything, do you think current 8th-12th graders and college students would put down in each block, before peeking or asking Siri or Alexa? If you let either of those spirits into your home, what do they say about these wars?

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Rethinking a Four-Year Education

 

Slowly but sure, chatter about higher education is on the upswing. It’ isn’t just about conservatives being heckled or banned from campuses or the de-evolution of campuses cultures into young adult day care centers. It is also about the de-evolution of campus curricula and education, as was recently put on display by the University of Tulsa (Oklahoma of all places). Parents (and others) are paying for college degrees (some upwards of $70,000 per year) often with little relevance to the real world, with graduates often woefully underprepared for the corporate and work (not to be confused with “woke”) cultures that await them.

During the last recession (2008-2009), many recent college graduates faced economic reality head-on while even today, in some states, upwards of 40 percent of millennials, many if not most college graduates, are living at home with their parents (some for valid reasons, no doubt). And don’t get me started about how these recent graduates are disrupting business cultures, and not always in a good way. Too many of them are trying to impose their leftist college cultures on to their employers.

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I’m old enough (barely) to remember when Frank Zappa, John Denver and Dee Snider gave impassioned testimonies in a congressional hearing against the idea of parental advisory warning labels on records. This bit of nanny state overreach was spearheaded by the Parent’s Music Resource Center. Even though this was in 1985 at the height of […]

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Radical academia strikes again at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and an angry Republican state assemblyman has had enough.

We are all aware that the curriculum of many universities has little to do with education, and everything to do with Leftist propaganda. This course is part of a long list of attacks on undergraduate education, and yet little has been done to stop the damage.

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At the beginning of May I engaged in one of my periodic fits of parental bragging when it became apparent that my daughter was going to graduate Magna Cum Laude with her degree in early childhood education. She’s back in the fold for the holiday weekend and got an email last night from a potential employer. […]

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Author’s Note: Shout-out to all of the members doing their part to contribute content to remind us that there is, in fact, much more going on in the world, our country, and our lives that does not revolve around the election. Yesterday I received a phone call from a former colleague. We were once part of […]

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According to the NY Times, folks are all a-flutter about changes in the SATs, (College Boards) fearing that the revised tests will contain more difficult English, which they say will disadvantage minorities and immigrants. And all these years, I thought the goal of the SAT and the ACT tests was to assess likelihood of a […]

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College-Students-opt-1024x682Free things are rarely ever free. The Left is fond of saying that Canada’s socialized health care system is “free” for all its citizens. It certainly is, so long as you’re a Canadian who doesn’t pay taxes. In the same spirit, Hillary’s college plan would mean that students may not have to borrow for tuition, however much the federal government would be borrowing on their behalf. No prizes for guessing who gets the bill in the end. As the Wall Street Journal reports:

Hillary Clinton is proposing an expansive program aimed at enabling students to attend public colleges and universities without taking on loans for tuition, her attempt to address a source of anxiety for American families while advancing one of the left’s most sweeping new ideas.

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