Almost 200,000 Chinese students joined North American universities in the last academic year, an increase of 23% from the previous year according to the Institute of International Education, a US nonprofit.
The Chinese call them “sea turtles,” the lucky few who go abroad—the US often being their first choice—for education, and then return home with better English and […]
Chances are you know someone who has student debt. Two-thirds of all college graduates leave school with student loans. The average balance is $26,600 per student. Last year outstanding student loan debt reached $1 trillion.
Both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney have addressed the rising cost of college on the campaign trail.
A Texas schoolgirl is nursing a bruised and ‘blistered’ behind after she was spanked by her male vice principal. Springtown High School sophomore Taylor Santos was walloped by the teacher after allegedly letting another student copy her work. But her mother, Anna Jorgensen, has complained to the school, furious that they allowed her daughter to […]
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s public school teachers will be on strike Monday morning for the first time in 25 years after their union announced that intense, months-long contract talks with the school district had failed over issues including compensation, health benefits and teacher evaluations.
“We will be on the (picket) line,” Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said […]
Associated Press/Elise Amendola - People are led on a tour group at the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. Dozens of Harvard University students are being investigated.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University is investigating whether dozens of undergraduate students cheated on a take-home exam last spring.
School officials said they discovered students may […]
Is Education In The Big City Getting Soft? Schools Chancellor Walcott Says No Students may be catching a break if they misbehave in school. The rules surrounding suspensions in New York City schools are changing.
The changes to the discipline code should result in far fewer suspensions, CBS 2’s Vanessa Murdock reported Wednesday.
“Our goal is to […]
A TYPICAL American school day finds some six million high school students and two million college freshmen struggling with algebra. In both high school and college, all too many students are expected to fail. Why do we subject American students to this ordeal? I’ve found myself moving toward the strong view that we shouldn’t.
My question […]
André Carson, Indiana Congressman, Says U.S. Public Schools Should Be Modeled After Islamic Schools (VIDEO)
André Carson, the U.S. Representative for Indiana’s 7th Congressional District, created controversy when he told an Islamic Circle of North America convention that American schools should be modeled after Madrassas, or Islamic schools that are built on the foundations of the Quran, WND reports.
At the 6:19 mark of the video from the May 26 presentation, Carson […]
Homeschool Curriculum ^
Posted on Fri Jul 06 2012 12:16:09 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) by Sopater
When you compare the cost of homeschooling vs public school expenses per year, you may be very shocked at the difference.
If your children go to public school, do you have any idea how much the government is paying to put them through school each […]
Graduates of for-profit colleges like University of Phoenix are less likely to get a job than their traditional school counterparts. And even if they get a job, they don’t make as much money.
The industry is booming despite public reservations about the institutions’ effectiveness, according to a study by Kevin Lang and Russel Weinstein at Boston University. They […]
As the dissatisfaction with the U.S. education system among parents grows, so does the appeal of homeschooling. Since 1999, the number of children who are being homeschooled has increased by 75%. Although currently only 4% of all school children nationwide are educated at home, the number of primary school kids whose parents choose to forgo […]
By JOSH MITCHELL and MAYA JACKSON-RANDALL
The amount Americans owe on student loans is far higher than earlier estimates and could lead some consumers to postpone buying homes, potentially slowing the housing recovery, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
Total student debt outstanding appears to have surpassed $1 trillion late last year, said officials at the Consumer Financial Protection […]
American schoolchildren rank 25th in math and 21st in science out of the top 30 developed countries….but ranked 1st in confidence that they outperformed everyone else
On international tests, American children rank 25th in math and 21st in science, despite the push for greater accountability through No Child Left Behind. This 2002 law pledged that 100% of kids would be reading and doing math at grade level within ten years, but 8 years later the test scores […]
If Josh Kaufman had gone to business school, he probably would have graduated this year with an MBA from Harvard or Stanford.
But Kaufman, a 28-year-old entrepreneur who had worked as an assistant brand manager for Procter & Gamble, thinks business school is pretty much a waste of time and money.
MBA programs, he […]
The more I watch Governor Christie tell it like it is, the more I think we need to talk to this guy about running for President. When teacher Rita Wilson complained that if she were paid $3 an hour for the 30 children in her class, she’d be earning $83,000, Christie replied, “You’re getting more […]