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Millennials are clueless on student loans, study shows

A recent survey by Millennial Personal Finance (MPF) shows a large majority of millennials know little concerning their own student loans. In many cases, students even acknowledge this but choose to remain ignorant on the subject. MPF partnered with Pollfish to survey 500 student loan borrowers, consisting of currently enrolled students as well as those recently […]

Sen. Cassidy says No Child Left Behind replacement is failing 1 in 5 students [VIDEO]

One in five students are struggling to read, and the nation’s public education system is doing almost nothing about it. The replacement to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) program is failing students. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced NCLB, gives power back to the states so that educators can allocate the federal […]

University of Oregon chooses undocumented immigrant to chair politics institute

University of Oregon’s Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics has appointed Jose Antonio Vargas, an undocumented immigrant and award-winning journalist and filmmaker, to serve as chair for the 2017-2018 school year. As such, Vargas will steer the center’s conversations around “Borders, Migration and Belonging” for the school year. Vargas became a prominent figure for […]

Professor forces students to watch video about microaggressions [VIDEO]

An adjunct professor at Queens College has students in her experimental psychology lab learning about microagressions. Students watched an 18-minute video entitled “Microaggressions in the Classroom” which also comes with a resource guide titled, “Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions.” The video defines a microaggression as “something that someone says to someone else without knowing that it may be […]

Second Lady Karen Pence protested during her visit to FSU for… art therapy

Second Lady Karen Pence visited Florida State University (FSU) on Wednesday to unveil her new art therapy initiative. Despite the charitable (and non-political) nature of the event, students protested outside of the announcement. The event, titled “Art Therapy: Healing with the HeART” took place at FSU because the university has led the way in the […]

Professor: College admissions is a “system of white supremacy”

A student group called “Asians for Black Lives” is turning heads in Texas. The group, which seems to follow the standard principles of the Black Lives Matter movement, breaks the mold in one way – their membership. According to the Asians for Black Lives Facebook account, the group describes themselves as “a space for Asian […]

“Crony capitalism at its worst”: You might owe student loans you never borrowed

You might be charged for student loans you never borrowed, thanks to a hidden deal made by former President Obama appointee, Richard Cordray, who serves as the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It has recently come to light that Cordray cut a backroom deal with hedge fund manager David Uderitz, who runs Vantage […]

Helicopter parents are intervening for their snowflake children on campus

College administrators are reporting that some parents are getting so involved in their student’s college lives that they are actually impersonating their students, doing their schoolwork, and even offering to complete internships for them. Officials say that this wacky trend has only grown worse in recent years, causing headaches for administrators and university presidents alike. An […]

Student petition UW-Madison to label Abraham Lincoln as a “murderer” fails

School officials at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have denied a student request to label Abraham Lincoln as a murderer of Native Americans. According to the school newspaper The Daily Cardinal, a number of students from the Associated Students of Madison had petitioned the chancellor to attach a plaque to a statue of Lincoln on the […]

Ivanka Trump vows to make K-12 education great again, focuses on technology

The Trump administration wants to see a more significant emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in K-12 education. President Trump’s daughter and senior adviser, Ivanka, is spearheading the administration’s mission and lobbying for K-12 education. “Given the high and increasing demand for workers with computing skills, it is imperative that all of our […]

No one is talking about it: The longest standing federal student loan program will expire today

Today, the Federal Perkins Loan Program will expire, leaving approximately 700,000 students without access to these low-interest loans. With its expiration approaching, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have called for Congress to vote on a two-year extension of  Perkins loans. It is not the first time that Congress has extended the program. The […]

Actual law school courses: “Social Justice Lawyering” and “First Amendment Fundamentalism”

University of Miami (UM) School of Law is teaching future lawyers how to advocate for social justice, amongst other left-wing causes. One course, Social Justice Lawyering, “explores the role of lawyers in work for social change.” According to its online course description, students learn of the histories of social justice lawyering while also examining modern […]

Millennial Congresswoman: Free college isn’t working in New York

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) is the youngest women in history to serve in the United States Congress. Elected at age 30, she is now in her second term at age 33. Stefanik is aware of the day-to-day challenges millennials face and serves as the voice for young people by heading up the House GOP Millennial […]

Pamela Geller: Colleges are “Antifa recruitment centers”

Pamela Geller, President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA), stood by Milo Yiannopoulos’ side on Saturday to discuss Free Speech Week and announce her new book: Fatwa: Hunted in America which is being published by Milo Inc.’s Dangerous Books. “Yes, Milo is publishing my book, Fatwa: Hunted in America,” […]

The conservative Fyre Fest? Maybe, except the UC Berkeley administration and Antifa sabotaged it

Red Alert Politics broke the story last night that the Berkeley Free Speech Week is essentially canceled. But what exactly does canceled mean? Milo Yiannopoulos assures the show will go on. Like the over-promised and shockingly under-delivered Fyre Fest, people can show up — but if the accommodations aren’t there, it’s essentially a non-event. In […]

U.S. News ranks UC Berkeley #1 public school after their shutdown of free speech

On Monday, UC Berkeley was named the number one public school in the U.S News & World Report’s esteemed national rankings of colleges and universities. The controversial school, which has been the home of the free speech debate, nabbed the number one spot in a tie with another UC school, the University of California Los […]

Democrat university president defends inviting Betsy DeVos to speak, despite student protests

Early this week, students at the University of Baltimore protested the school’s announcement that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will deliver the school’s fall commencement address. However, University President Kurt Schmoke is sticking by his decision to invite DeVos despite growing student criticism. In an e-mail to students and faculty, Schmoke said that he expected […]

‘Uncle Steve’ Bannon to speak at Milo’s ‘Free Speech Week’ at UC-Berkeley

Following his exit from the White House, former Chief Strategist and current Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Steve Bannon will visit the University of California – Berkeley during its scheduled “Free Speech Week.” According to a press release, Bannon will attend the four-day speech event hosted by former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. Not only is […]

College offers monetary grants to fund student protests and “social justice work”

Kalamazoo College in Michigan is taking the fight for social justice to the next level by offering students up to $1,500 grants to protest and get politically active. According to the school’s website, the Social Justice Leadership Fund will provide anywhere from $50 to $1,500 to support “capacity-building experiences,” such as conferences (to attend or […]

Take that, Bernie: Private college will offer free tuition

Now that more states are offering free college tuition, private schools are feeling the pressure. On average, in-state tuition for public universities is almost $23,000 cheaper than private schools. Even students who go out of state save nearly $9,000 when choosing a public school over a private university. Now that some states are offering free […]