POTUS grad speech, internship ethics, vocational ed, MS desegregating, and more: Required Readings, 05.17.16
In a speech delivered at the 250th commencement ceremony at Rutgers University, President Obama assailed anti-intellectualism in the country while promoting “facts, evidence, reason, logic, an understanding of science.”
An issue close to my heart, and my wallet: Should colleges charge for academic credit earned from unpaid internships?
More than 60 years after the Brown decision, a Mississippi school district has been ordered to desegregate its schools.
No-loan, full-ride scholarships to elite universities still leave plenty of financial gaps for poor students, including food insecurity and textbook costs.
In other money matters, a 13-year-old was detailed by police for trying to pay for her school lunch with a $2 bill. Which, even though currently it is the rarest denomination of U.S. currency, is still U.S. currency.
Getting my vote for headline of the week: School Teaching Creationism With Video From Islamic Sex Cult
Why, why why?
- Why all Americans need a liberal arts education, as demonstrated by the Trump campaign (in a related vein, Trump, dog-whistle politics, and the Ivies)
- Why smart kids shouldn’t use laptops in class
- Why Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go is a lousy graduation gift
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