Category: Education

Retrenchment and Higher Education: A Followup

Retrenchment and Higher Education As a result of continued annual budget cuts under Governor Tom Corbett (18% for 2013 alone) to the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), all universities in the system have had to reconcile the difference by making difficult financial decisions.  However, one state college, East Stroudsburg University (full disclosure: my […]

Can We Just Put Malala In Charge Of Everything?: The Jon Stewart Interview (VIDEO)

Last night on The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart was rendered nearly speechless by Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Malala Yousafzai. Many will recall that Malala, at the tender age of 15, was shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking out on the need for educating women in her country. In particular, the […]

High School Football Coach Suspends Entire Team for Cyber-Bullying (Video)

A high school football team has been suspended by their coaching staff for cyber-bullying. In a character-building exercise, the players were instructed to turn in their jerseys and to meet certain criteria during the week in order to be reinstated in time to play in their games on Thursday and Friday night. Roosevelt, Utah’s Union […]

SAT Scores Under 50 Percent – Again! (Only 43% of Students Ready for College)

From the Atlantic, “Of the 1.66 million high school students in the class of 2013 who took the SAT, only 43 percent were academically prepared for college-level work, according to this year’s SAT Report on College & Career Readiness. For the fifth year in a row, fewer than half of SAT-takers received scores that qualified […]