Education

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 […]

Virginia Tech president demands review of all campus building names

Virginia Tech President Tim Sands wants to order a review of all the building names on campus to ensure that they’re not named after Confederate leaders and generals. According to the Collegiate Times, Sands has initiated an effort to examine and review the legacy of Confederates on Virginia Tech’s campus. In their report, Tracy Vosburgh, senior […]

Expert: DACA is hurting American millennial workers the most

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump is expected to announce the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. Since former President Barack Obama implemented DACA in 2012, the United States has approved more than 800,000 work permits or visas to ‘dreamers,’ illegal immigrants who came to America before they were 16 years-old. […]

Affirmative action: Top Democrats side against Asian-Americans

Top Congressional Democrats are sending mixed messages when it comes to affirmative action — oddly siding against Asian-Americans. On August 18th, Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), and Rep. Conyers (D-MI) sent a joint letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos […]

Evergreen State leftist chaos creates drop in enrollment, budget shortfall, and layoffs

The chaos that took place after leftist students overran the campus of Evergreen State College during their annual “Day of Absence” has led to an absence of some students for the new academic year. In an email obtained by The College Fix, the small college in Olympia, Washington is facing a $2.1 million budget shortfall from […]

UC-Berkeley pretends it’s “Free Speech Year,” while charging GOP group $15,000 to host a speaker

UC-Berkley’s battle over free speech has taken a step in the right direction after the school’s Chancellor Carol Christ reiterated the campus’s commitment to free speech and expression. According to The Daily Californian, Christ sent a campus-wide email on Wednesday confirming that both conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and commentator Ben Shapiro have been invited to speak […]

Leaking 101? Howard University hires James Comey for lecture series

Howard University in Washington, D.C. is hoping to bring the resistance to their campus by hiring former FBI Director James Comey to give a five-part lecture series. In a statement published on Wednesday, Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick said, “I am pleased to welcome Mr. Comey to Howard. His expertise and understanding of the challenges we […]

Mizzou suffering brutal long-term impacts of 2015 social justice protests

By Emily Jashinsky, Washington Examiner, It’s been almost two years since radical student activists at the University of Missouri cast their campus into chaos, staging melodramatic protests that lead to the resignation of their president and chancellor and made national news for weeks. But the real legacy of these protests appears to be a dramatic dip […]

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 […]