Posts tagged ‘education’

February 22, 2013

Free Market is Savior of US Education System?

Ron PaulIt is quite astonishing those who dismiss trust in government as gullibility are the very same people who believe so fervently a wholly for-profit system will be altruistic.   

Ron Paul will pen book advocating a free-market approach to education

Fresh off a presidential primary run and retirement from Congress, Ron Paul is hitting the books.

Actually, he’s writing them. The former Texas GOP congressman is turning his libertarian focus to education with a new book that advocates for a free-market approach to schooling and education.

“New School Manifesto” will be published by Grand Central Publishing Sept. 17, just in time for back-to-school season.

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November 5, 2012

The Experts have Voted & the Winner is…..

Since they started way back in 1940 this group of experts have correctly predicted the winner each presidential election for the past 68 years except for two. Will their record hold true for this, their 18th election?

Who are these experts, you may ask? They are an intelligent group of individuals, 250,000 strong from all 50 states, 90 percent of whom say they would like to president some day. These experts are people you and I may know. They are our neighbors. They are this country’s future leaders. This group of experts are this nation’s students who have thoughtfully considered their choices before voting in this the 18th Scholastic Student Vote.

And who did they pick this year to win the 2012 Presidential Election between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney?

October 25, 2012

Students to Candidates “What have you done for me lately?”

Younger voters may pass on this years presidential elections. “It’s almost like if someone were voting in this election, it’d be like the lesser of two evils.” was the sentiment given by one Bowling Green University student in the swing state of Ohio. A new study found many of the under-30 crowd are not particularly interested in the sparing contest between President Obama and his challenger, Mitt Romney.

Despite young voters, those under 30 are more likely to vote Democrat, larger numbers of them are experiencing a lack in enthusiasm due in part to candidates’ inability to locate that common ground with college students.

September 17, 2012

Today is Constitution Day

Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.

The law establishing the holiday was created in 2004 with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004. Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known as “Citizenship Day”. In addition to renaming the holiday “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day,” the act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day.

September 5, 2012

The Daily Scoop: Student Loan Debt Crushing the Economy

With the start of another school year, the air is once again filled with  angst over the high cost of college. But the discussion is shifting. It’s not  just about runaway tuition inflation anymore, or even the individual hardship  that excessive college loans create for graduates. Now we’re talking about how  student debt is everyone’s problem because it is crushing the economy.

Total student debt recently crossed the $1 trillion mark, more than Americans  collectively owe on credit cards. New findings conclude that this debt is  shutting young people out of the housing market, further depressing what is  already the economy’s most troubled sector.

August 5, 2012

MP Bulletin Extra: Mars Rover “Curiosity” to Land Tonight [video]

NASA’s newest rover, Curiosity, is scheduled to land on Mars tonight at 10:31pm Pacific Time. For any of you who are interested I believe a live feed will be broadcast on YahooLive  or try NASA TV online and it may also appear on the NASA channel if your cable provided offers it. According to the NASA TV schedule coverage will begin about 8:00pm PST.

While the rover is set to land on the surface of the red planet about 10:30, it will take around 14 minutes to receive confirmation as to whether or not that part of the mission was successful. A nail biting delay for everyone involved with the project but anyone who’s been watching NBC’s coverage of the Olympics, long delays are nothing new.

I kid! I kid! :-)

But in the meantime, and for those who had not a clue that NASA was even sending anything to Mars let alone a nuclear power dune buggy, have a look at the video below to see what to expect from the landing and Curiosity’s long-term mission.

June 19, 2012

Romney’s Immigration Retort Reveals Problems

Mitt Romney criticized the President’s “Dream Act” executive order saying playing politics with the issue hurts the chances of  long-term solutions. His assessment, however, serves only to highlight a twofold problem for the presumptive GOP candidate. The comments display an apparent selective understanding of the overall situation in Washington and it propels his well documentedhabit of flip-flopping into the front-lines of the campaign once again.

June 19, 2012

Poll Update: Voters support Obama immigration change

Even as Speaker Boehner bemoans that Obama’s Dream Act executive order “puts everyone in a difficult position.” voters apparently feel it’s the right position to take. Perhaps the Speaker means it will place Republicans in the untenable position of agreeing with the Democratic leader of the country. Yes, yes… our sympathies go out the congressional Republicans.

(CNN) – A majority of voters agreed with the immigration policy unveiled by President Barack Obama last week, according to a new poll.

June 12, 2012

Daily Scoop Xtra: Will conservatism bankrupt America?

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A “Kinsley Gaffe,” named after the journalist Michael Kinsley, occurs when a politician accidentally blurts out what he really believes. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently committed a classic Kinsley gaffe when he criticized President Obama:  “He wants another stimulus, he wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”

Romney blurted out the unstated premise of America’s anti-government conservatism:  many tasks of government could be performed more cheaply and efficiently by private firms competing in competitive markets.

May 31, 2012

The Daily Scoop: Star Trek Sci-Fi Gadgets become Reality

MIT Researchers Create Star Trek-Style Needleless Injections

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