The Broken Key
Education

The Broken Key

Education is the key to break the cycle of poverty. This key is broken for rural United States. In the past ten years, early education policies have been on the rise to combat child poverty. However, children suffering from rural child poverty have not been reaping the same benefits as children suffering in urban poverty. The … Continue reading

Left on the Curb? Reauthorization, Standardization & Special Education
Education / Politics

Left on the Curb? Reauthorization, Standardization & Special Education

This year marks the fourteenth year since the enactment of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). As a largely unpopular act, lawmakers are up for an interesting year as Congress plans to complete the reauthorization of this act, eight years past its planned reauthorization. With the first Senate Health Education Labor Pension (HELP) full committee hearing … Continue reading

America’s College Promise: One of Aspiration or Attainment
Debt / Education

America’s College Promise: One of Aspiration or Attainment

As tuition costs in universities across the United States continue to swell, students look to community colleges that offer cheaper tuition options than four-year universities. Now, the tuition cost of community college may get even cheaper. While addressing Pellissippi State Community College outside of Knoxville, Tennessee on January 9, President Obama proposed to make higher … Continue reading

Changes in the Classroom Dynamics: Competency Based Education
America / Culture / Education / Politics / U.S. Domestic Policy

Changes in the Classroom Dynamics: Competency Based Education

We can all remember sitting in a hot, stuffy classroom crammed with twenty-plus other kids, staring mindlessly at the front board as a teacher droned on about a math concept or a grammar rule that you personally fully understood. The boredom is suffocating and the engagement is next to nothing. When already knowledgeable about a subject, … Continue reading

Uncontrolled Debt, Unprepared Students. Regulations on Career-Colleges Attempt to Control the Trend.
America / Debt / Economy / Education / U.S. Domestic Policy

Uncontrolled Debt, Unprepared Students. Regulations on Career-Colleges Attempt to Control the Trend.

In May of 2014, President Obama proposed that the Administration take steps to address the large number of students who enroll in for-profit college career programs that graduate with little experience, skills that were less than spectacular and high amounts of debt. These programs are leaving students with little option but to default on their … Continue reading

Shackling Educators to Test Booklets
Constitution / Education

Shackling Educators to Test Booklets

As Election Day nears, voters are faced with a variety of decisions that will affect aspects of their life from healthcare to education. In Missouri, an amendment to the state constitution that is on the November 4th ballot could have resonating effects on the state education system, teachers and communities. Amendment 3, which would be inserted … Continue reading