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JOHN FUND: Young People Should Say No to Obamacare | National Review Online

By at June 21, 2013 | 12:08 pm

JOHN FUND: Young People Should Say No to Obamacare | National Review Online

By John Fund, June 21, 2013 The program needs them, but it’s not worth it for them to sign on. Starting in 2014, Obamacare will attempt to get almost every American to obtain health insurance. The system desperately needs healthy young people, millions of whom don’t have health insurance, to sign up because their money is needed to subsidize treatment for ... Go To Article

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COLUMBIA’S CONS: Ivy League social work program run by team of former prisoners | Fox News

By at June 20, 2013 | 1:00 am

COLUMBIA’S CONS: Ivy League social work program run by team of former prisoners | Fox News

By Perry ChiaramontePublished June 19, 2013FoxNews.com EXCLUSIVE: In the hallowed halls of Columbia University, a nest of ex-cons — who have served time for murder, attempted murder, robbery and assault — hold court on their unique brand of social justice for admiring students enrolled in the school's social work program, a FoxNews.com investigation has ... Go To Article

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ANDY KESSLER: Professors Are About to Get an Online Education – WSJ

By at June 3, 2013 | 12:25 am

ANDY KESSLER: Professors Are About to Get an Online Education – WSJ

OPINIONJune 2, 2013, By ANDY KESSLER Anyone who cares about America's shortage of computer-science experts should cheer the recent news out of Georgia Tech. The Atlanta university is making major waves in business and higher education with its May 14 announcement that the college will offer the first online master's degree in computer science—and that the degree can ... Go To Article

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CARL MCCOY:: Dear Grads, Don’t ‘Do What You Love’ – WSJ

By at May 28, 2013 | 10:34 am

CARL MCCOY:: Dear Grads, Don’t ‘Do What You Love’ – WSJ

By CARL MCCOY -- This month, commencement speakers across the country are exhorting graduates not to settle. They are urged instead to find their passion—to "do what you love." But is this the best advice for college students entering a tough labor market? For those grads who do get jobs, the work will often be low-paying, with little in the way of long-term ... Go To Article

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THOMAS SOWELL:: Undoing the Brainwashing – Townhall

By at May 22, 2013 | 2:35 pm

THOMAS SOWELL:: Undoing the Brainwashing – Townhall

Thomas Sowell | May 22, 2013 -- This time of year, as college students return home for the summer, many parents may notice how many politically correct ideas they have acquired on campus. Some of those parents may wonder how they can undo some of the brainwashing that has become so common in what are supposed to be institutions of higher learning. The strategy used ... Go To Article

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MICHAEL BARONE:: College Bubble Bursts After Decades of Extravagance | RCP

By at May 13, 2013 | 11:11 am

MICHAEL BARONE:: College Bubble Bursts After Decades of Extravagance | RCP

By Michael Barone - May 9, 2013 -- Markets work. But sometimes they take time. That's the uncomfortable lesson that proprietors of America's colleges and universities are learning. For many years, market forces didn't seem to apply to them. There was a widespread societal consensus that a college education was a good economic investment. Politicians gave lip ... Go To Article

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EDUCATION: Two Moms vs. Common Core | National Review Online

By at May 12, 2013 | 9:41 am

EDUCATION: Two Moms vs. Common Core | National Review Online

MAY 12, 2013 4:00 AM How an eight-year-old’s homework assignment led to a political upheaval Heather Crossin, Emmett McGroarty, and Erin Tuttle Indiana has become the first state to retreat from the Common Core standards, as Governor Mike Pence has just signed a bill suspending their implementation. A great deal has been written and spoken about Common Core, ... Go To Article

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HENNINGER: Meet Generation Jobbed – WSJ

By at May 9, 2013 | 7:31 am

HENNINGER: Meet Generation Jobbed – WSJ

WONDER LANDMay 8, 2013, 6:34 p.m. ET, Henninger: Meet Generation Jobbed Who will get the political blame for the sky-high joblessness among younger voters? Twitter has reduced historical memory to minutes, but think back to what had the political class atwitter last week. Back then the air filled with worry on the left that Barack Obama was losing his juice after ... Go To Article

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DENNIS PRAGER:: Free Breakfasts: Another Destructive Liberal Idea | RCP

By at May 8, 2013 | 1:16 pm

DENNIS PRAGER:: Free Breakfasts: Another Destructive Liberal Idea | RCP

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced last week that it will discontinue the free school breakfast plan it initiated last year. Called "Food for Thought," the plan provides school breakfasts to about 200,000 students. It was funded by the LAUSD and the nonprofit Los Angeles Fund for Public Education, whose goal is to raise the number who ... Go To Article

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ROGER PILON: Graduates, Your Ambition Is the Problem – WSJ

By at May 8, 2013 | 1:47 am

ROGER PILON: Graduates, Your Ambition Is the Problem – WSJ

By ROGER PILON, OPINION May 7, 2013 Obama's commencement speech at Ohio State on Sunday would have perplexed the Founders. Civic education in America took a hit on Sunday when President Obama, giving the commencement address at The Ohio State University, chose citizenship as his theme. The country's Founders trusted citizens with "awesome authority," he told the ... Go To Article

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