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Trump signs bill expanding college access for veterans

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed into law a bill expanding college assistance for veterans. The “Forever GI Act” removed a 15-year limit on using educational benefits, increased financial services for those serving in the National Guard and Reserves, and expanded program eligibility. It also restores credits lost to veterans who enrolled in for-profit colleges […]

NYC study: Charter schools boost performance of nearby public schools

Opponents of school choice often argue that expanding school options is detrimental to public schools. However, a new study on New York City Public Schools found that close proximity charter schools are increasing public school students’ test scores. The peer-reviewed analysis done by Templeton professor Sarah Cordes found that charter schools within a mile of public schools […]

Congressman: New bill lowers student loan payments and saves taxpayers $20 billion [EXCLUSIVE]

Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) introduced legislation in May designed to help students cut down the cost of their loans by allowing them to refinance them. The Indiana congressman worked across the aisle with Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) on the bipartisan bill. If it becomes law, this proposal would allow students to refinance their loans to qualify […]

Professor made ‘stress reduction’ syllabus, but pulls it after being stressed from backlash

College campuses are breeding grounds for ultra-competitive stressed out students who are trying to ace their exams or finish that term paper before the deadline. However, when one professor at the University of Georgia implemented a “stress reduction policy” in his classroom syllabus, the national backlash caused him just enough stress to pull the language. […]

For freshman entering college, political polarization is at an all-time high: Poll

It goes without saying that the political divide between Democrats and Republicans has never been farther than it has been under President Trump. But now, it’s quantitatively reflected on our college campuses. According to the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI), the results of the Fall 2016 National Norms of college freshman in the United States […]

Actress’ brother: I hope Trump will end “racist” affirmative action [VIDEO]

Back in 2015, the brother of famous actress Mindy Kalin, Vijay Chokalingam, admitted that he got into medical school by posing as a black man in an elaborate hoax. He even wrote a book about his experience titled, Almost Black, calling the whole premise of affirmative action “racist.” Now that Donald Trump is president, the Department […]

Most states don’t have plans to fix their worst public schools

The Every Student Succeeds Act was passed in 2015 to give power back to the states and local leaders to make necessary changes in their school’s systems to increase students’ test scores and create standards to hold teachers accountable. This reformed and replaced former President George W. Bush’s 2002 No Child Left Behind program. Each […]

Free tuition: Rhode Island joins the government handout bandwagon

Rhode Island lawmakers passed their FY 2018 budget Thursday evening. The budget laid out $9.2 billion dollars in spending, making it the first time Rhode Island legislators passed a budget over $9 billion. Of the $9.2 billion, $5.5 million is allocated to a new program that will offer free college tuition to students. The state […]

War on Free Speech: NC passes bill to protect the first amendment on campuses

This week, North Carolina legislators took action addressing the war on free speech by passing the Restore Campus Free Speech Act. This legislation would eliminate speech codes on campus and sanction those who violate other students’ freedom of speech. The fight for freedom of expression on college campuses has been receiving national attention after many […]

Trump’s DOJ investigates: Minority group says affirmative action is discriminatory

(AP Photo/Nati Harnik) Affirmative action is back in the headlines. A leaked internal job posting by the Department is of Justice is causing speculation that the president is working to make changes in affirmative action. The job post displayed the DOJ’s interest in hiring someone with experience in, “investigations and possible litigation related to intentional […]

DeVos vs. Congress: Should student loan repayment services be monopolized?

On Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos abandoned her own idea to monopolize student loan servicing. In May, DeVos outlined a plan that would give power to a single company to service all federal student loans online. Her initial argument for a single service platform was to save money and take the hassle out of repayment […]

Campuses are now taking aim at “toxic masculinity”

College campuses across the United States and Canada are at a crossroads with how they deal with underrepresented voices and allowing free speech. Instead of focusing on ways to protect political speech, campuses are pouring their resources into extinguishing “toxic masculinity,” in which men exhibit traits of misogyny, homophobia, and violence, especially towards women. A […]

Rep. Brat: How young Americans can “put the fear of God into your congressman” — EXCLUSIVE

Rep. Dave Brat (R-Virg.) says it is time for young Republicans to get in the game, calling on millennials to “put the fear of God into your congressman.” “You’re the only group that doesn’t have a lobbyist,” Brat told Red Alert Politics. “Why don’t you start a nonprofit on Capitol Hill, pay yourself a nice […]

Federalism in K-12 Education: Where Trump’s Executive Order stands today

The Department of Education is nearly 60 days into its review of K-12 schools. In April, President Trump signed the Executive Order on Federalism Education designed to “alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens placed on the American people.” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos hired a team to give a top to bottom evaluation of K-12 programs by meeting […]

Congressman: You don’t have to go to college to be successful

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) knows that student loan debt is a top issue facing young Americans. His solution is to encourage a change in mindset. “We’ve shoveled so many people on the line that unless you go to college you can’t be successful, which has led a lot of students to go heavily into debt […]

Expert: Your college loan is causing your tuition to rise — and all Americans are on the hook

Nationwide, over 44.1 million people are in student loan debt owing over $1.4 trillion. Overall, the majority of loans granted to students are federal subsidized loans, which have left private lending companies unable to compete. In order to attain a subsidized loan, the undergraduate student must qualify by showing significant financial need. But with nearly […]

Fed Study: Debt-laden millennials are opting to live with parents rather than buying a home

A new study found that millennials are willing to bite the bullet and take out loans to compensate for increased tuition rates, but at the expense of purchasing their future assets.   The Federal Reserve Bank of New York study is the first to examine the relationship between increased tuition, student loan borrowing, and home […]

‘Criminal’: Evergreen State administrator promises to prosecute future campus takeovers

Back in May, liberals and social justice warriors stormed the campus of Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Some students cornered and shouted down their caucasian professors for not leaving campus during their distorted version of their annual “Day of Absence.” Now, in a memo sent out to students on Friday, those acts of intimidation will […]

EXCLUSIVE: UNLV professor punished pro-Trump student with bad grades, resigns

Ever since Donald Trump was elected president in November, liberal professors have been taking out their frustrations on their conservative and Trump-supporting students. At the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, College Republican President Jacob Deaville filed a formal complaint against his professor for discriminatory intent and unfair grading practices all because of his politics. The professor, […]

“Exclusionary”: Harvard plans to ban social clubs, frats, and sororities

A Harvard University committee is looking to ban any and all social organization or club in the name of inclusivity. In a 22-page report obtained by the education rights group, FIRE, Harvard could be banning all single-gender and co-ed clubs as well as all “fraternities, sororities, and similar organizations.” If the recommendations are implemented, Harvard could […]