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President Obama’s $4 Billion Computer Science Initiative: Pros and Cons

President Obama has just unfurled a new $4 billion proposal to make sure that every student is given a foundation for computer science education in their studies. While the plan is an ambitious one with a good cause — he’s right that computer science will be a necessity in the job world of tomorrow — […]
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You Have No ‘Right’ To A College Education

You have no right to a college education. That’s the take of young conservative blogger Matt Walsh, who frequently contributes to The Blaze. He proudly wears on his sleeve the fact that he never attended college, and that it is a bad idea for anyone without purpose. Recently, he was assailed by a detractor on […]
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Millennials Called The Smartest, Wealthiest, Least Successful Generation In New Study

Millennials are frequently targeted by older generations as being too lazy and entitled. While older generations have been criticizing their younger compatriots for years, it really does seem like a greater number of generations are “ganging up” on this particular group. The problem is one that has caught the attention of numerous analysts, and as […]
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How to Find Your Purpose Before College

A recent controversial blog post from conservative author Matt Walsh included one thought-provoking line with which many on both sides of the aisle seem to agree: college is not a place to go to find your purpose; it’s a place you go when you have a purpose. While some may choose to disagree with that, […]
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The Hidden Dangers for Educated Women

A new study published in the Harvard Business Review revealed an astonishing reality that many highly educated women in positions of power face. Apparently, the more advanced a woman’s education and professional position is, the less healthy she is likely to feel. As Fortune points out, this sort of flies in the face of what […]
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Sex Ed in Schools: The Arguments For And Against

Sex education, or “sex ed,” has always been a hot-button issue among conservative parents, but a recent post on the Good Men Project challenges all parents to start “demanding” better sex-ed classes in schools and gives 8 reasons why it should happen. Those reasons include reducing the rate of teen pregnancy, delaying the age of […]
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Does Nicole Helget Have a Point About Changes Needed in Schools, or Is She Just Whining?

Nicole Helget is a former educator at MnSCU and a current MPA candidate, and she has a lot of thoughts on the problem with education at the K-12 level. The “leadership crisis” begins and ends with “authoritarian” administrations and their over-reliance on “business-model reforms.” Helget blames them for being quick to scream “budget catastrophe” while […]
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What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up: 10 Questions to Help Decide

Wrestling with the future can be scary especially when you start to realize that it’s coming up quickly on you. (Juniors and seniors in high school or college probably know what that’s all about!) Often you will revisit the old question, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” The less clue you […]
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Skills vs. Passion: What Matters More?

It’s no secret around here that we’re big fans of Cal Newport and his thoughts on study hacking. One particular area where yours truly has always felt a kinship with Newport is in calling out this horrible advice that people often give you throughout school: follow your passion. According to Newport, that’s a prescription for […]
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6 Thanksgiving Study Tips to Stay on Top

You’ve cruised through most of the semester, and now you’re desperately looking forward to some time off. It’s easy to get excited about sleeping in and pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce, but you also need to think about how you handle your routines and study tactics during the extended break. As anyone in the private […]
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