Tag Archive for Education

Student Loans and Incentives …

Wonderful piece from Glenn Reynolds. Incentives matter. Definitely click through. What’s Really ‘Immoral’ About Student Loans – WSJ.com: “… more than 40% of full-time students at four-year institutions fail to graduate within six years. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that…

Scariest Quote This week

“We have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong to whole communities.” — Melissa Harris-Perry Great column from fee.org. Collectivized Children : The…

More on Student Loan Debt Forgiveness …

Fantastic, and dead-on sentiments. Enjoy the vid. Your Student Loan Shall Not Be Forgiven : The Freeman: In the world of finance, “debt forgiveness” is not the same thing as regular forgiveness, wherein the aggrieved party absolves you of guilt…

Free Lunches, Breakfasts, and PhDs.

13WHAM reports that all Rochester City School District students will now get their school lunches for free. All RCSD Students To Receive Free Lunches – 13WHAM.com: Rochester, N.Y.— Starting in the 2012-2013 school year, all Rochester City School District students—regardless…

Where Is The NYS Education Money Going?

Check out this chart. (via RB) Rachel writes (don’t take my criticism the wrong way, she’s the best journalist in town): “Rochester is the most high-needs of the Big 5 districts, yet does not get the most state aid. You’re…

Your Parents, No – Your Neighbors, Yes

In the warped world of this writer, asking students and their parents to pay for their own college educations is problematic and unfair. But somehow asking neighbors, families, retirees, strangers, and childless adults down the street to pay for your…